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Giving forward with Edinburgh

The latest edition of Friends magazine outlines why Edinburgh has a pivotal role to play as an agent for positive future change.

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MasterCard Foundation scholars pictured in the University’s Business School. One of the featured stories in the latest edition of Friends. © Sam Sills/Whitedog Photography

From the University’s response to the world’s growing health challenges to the reasons behind one graduate’s decision to take on the role of alumni ambassador in Chile, the latest edition of Edinburgh Friends magazine is a wide-ranging look at how and why co-investing with the University is a positive statement in an unsettled and troubled world.

How we can make a difference

Published each October, Edinburgh Friends magazine updates donors, supporters and subscribers on a year of University activities and the impact of past philanthropic support and other forms of engagement, ongoing commitment and participation. It highlights pioneering teaching and research and poses questions and shares challenges that the University considers vital in addressing local and global issues.

Each edition also includes a list of all donors and legacy pledgers for the previous academic year.

If you are interested in receiving Friends magazine and would like the latest edition sent to you by post, please contact our office using the details below and we will add you as a subscriber.

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Professor Charlie Gourley (above left) gives the family of Nicola Murray a tour of the ovarian cancer research centre. One of the featured stories in the latest edition of Friends.

Digital access and new monthly content

Friends magazine is also now available online where you can browse or download printed editions and view exclusive monthly online supplements.

View the latest edition online

These standalone supplements ensure that the information we provide is up-to-date and responsive to your interests and questions. The digital format also allows us to explore topics in interactive and creative ways that a printed magazine is not able to.

View the Friends online supplements

If you have topics that you would like to see featured in a future online supplement, you can contact the Editor of Edinburgh Friends, Brian Campbell to discuss further.

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Friends past and present

We have been publishing Friends magazine since 2009 and the full archive of past editions can be downloaded from the website.

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We hope that you enjoy the latest edition and appreciate all feedback and suggestions for the 2017 edition and our monthly online supplements.

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