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Keeping alumni up-to-date with news, events and opportunities.
1. Royal visit recognises pioneering climate change initiatives
Her Majesty The Queen and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal have visited the University’s newly-named Edinburgh Climate Change Institute. Her Majesty The Queen and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal have visited the University’s newly-named Edinburgh Climate Change Institute.
2. Future generations of students to benefit from legacy gift
The School of Divinity is to receive a substantial legacy from the late Reverend Professor Bill Shaw, Scotland’s most senior theologian and a former Principal of New College.
The £500,000 legacy will help the School broaden access to degree programmes and develop innovative teaching, opening doors to students from all backgrounds and providing them with opportunities to thrive once they are here.
3. Alumnus professor awarded prestigious Penrose Medal of the Geological Society of America
Professor Ian Dalziel is to receive the Penrose Medal of the Geological Society of America - the highest honour awarded by the Society. It was established in 1927 by R.A.F. Penrose Jr, for 'outstanding original contributions or achievements that mark a major advance in the science of geology'.
4. Attend the world's oldest book prizes
25 August 2021: Join the shortlisted writers of the James Tait Black Prizes in this special event with broadcaster Sally Magnusson, who hosts an exciting celebration of the year’s best works of fiction and biography. The Prize judges and University of Edinburgh students share their insights and the nominated authors discuss their books, before the live, much-anticipated announcement of this year’s Prizes.
5. University to host graduation celebrations at Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh students will be able to celebrate their achievements with friends and loved ones in a series of socially-distanced and Covid compliant events at Edinburgh’s iconic Castle.