Edinburgh Friends

2016 - Issue 8

The 2016 edition of the Edinburgh Friends magazine.

Giving Forward with Edinburgh

Chris Cox
Chris Cox looks ahead at how the University can help make a positive impact on the world, through the role of giving and philanthropy.

African Aspirations

MasterCard Foundation scholars
We talk to four recipients of scholarships on the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.

Gifted Treasures

Heiskell Darwin Collection
A look at some of the rare items and collections that have been gifted to the University’s museums and libraries over the years.

Getting the Right Idea

Orfeas Boteas
How the University and donors have helped an entrepreneur turn his idea into an enterprise.

The Quest for One Health

Quest for one health
Edinburgh scientists are finding that collaboration is the key to solving the world’s growing health problems.

Never Taken for Granted

Illustration by Munro Te Whata
We explore the impact of the alumni-funded Innovation Initiative Grant scheme and highlight three recent projects.

Tackling Poor Prognosis

 Dr Steve Pollard
Two families are helping University researchers to investigate cancers with poor prognoses.