Alumni Services

May 2020

We hear from a filmmaker who specialised in World War II series, a former resident of Antarctica and a semi-retired graduate who's led a multi-faceted career.

Dominic Sutherland

Dominic Sutherland headshot with leaves in the background

Filmmaker and history graduate Dominic Sutherland founded his own video business after honing his skills with the BBC History Unit.

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I specialised in series about World War II including the Special Operations Executive, the Battle of the Atlantic and a landmark series on the Holocaust...

Dominic SutherlandFounder, NextShoot

Kirsty Dick

Kirsty Dick in Antarctica

1,000 Gentoo penguins, four humans and no running water: 2017 Classical and Middle East Studies alumna Kirsty Dick reveals what it's like to run a historic base in Antarctica.

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I have found that my best experiences have always come when I least expect them...

Kirsty Dick

Jimmy Gordon

Jimmy Gordon writing on a filpchart

Law graduate Jimmy Gordon traces the challenges and opportunities he's embraced over the decades, starting with anecdotes about politics, papers and prams as a student parent in the sixties.

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Over the past decade I have had the opportunity to travel widely working in the US, Europe, Middle East (particularly in Jordan), India, Hong Kong and China.

Jimmy Gordon

What's your story?

We're interested in the path you've taken since your studies at Edinburgh and want to learn about the challenges and highlights you've encountered along the way. Please send us your profile and your experiences could feature on our website and inspire today's students, as well as fellow alumni.