Alumni Services

1950s

It might be half a century ago, but memories of the University and life in the vibrant Scottish capital are still strong.

Sue Djabri

Susan Djabri
Sue Djabri’s involvement in student societies took her to a refugee camp one summer in the 1950s. Since then she has continued to lead an international life and this summer she will return to Edinburgh for Alumni Weekend.

Peter Paterson-Brown

Peter Paterson-Brown
Peter Paterson-Brown’s medical degree flew by in a whirlwind of inspiring teaching, cricket tours, Saturday dances, and daily lunches at the Union.

James Taylor

James Taylor
James Taylor was first in his family to go to university and his medical career has taken him from the Congo, where he had to be evacuated from, back to Edinburgh and finally to Western Australia where he has settled in retirement.

Shelagh McGuire

Shelagh McGuire tells us how she immersed herself in Economics, became a member of numerous societies, met her future husband and began a dynasty of Edinburgh graduates.

Patricia Hiddleston

Patricia Hiddleston
Patricia Hiddleston has spent her professional life working in education and has been honoured by the Institute of Mathematics for life services to maths education.