Edit Magazine

Summer 2015

This issue features articles on the Alumni Flying Corps and astronomer Anneila Sargent.

The Alumni Flying Corps

Captain Eric Brown
Meet test pilot Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, whose heroic feats have helped shape modern aviation. Plus: the alumni building a replica 1916 biplane.

Medicine then and now

Runa Mackay
We brought together three current Medicine students and three alumni from earlier generations.

Literature with latitude

Edinburgh Royal Mile transitional photograph
A walk through Edinburgh’s streets can now be enriched with a wealth of literary references as a result of a unique collaboration between informatics and literature researchers.

‘Believe in your abilities’

Anneila Sargent
After studying at Edinburgh, astronomer Anneila Sargent forged a remarkable career, and today advises US President Barack Obama as a member of the National Science Board. Having delivered this year’s International Women’s Day Lecture, she spoke to Edit about Edinburgh, feminism and hanging in there.

The last word

Appleton Tower banner
The University’s modern towers at the east of George Square have been the subject of heated debate from the moment planners sharpened their pencils. As a refurbishment of Appleton Tower begins, architectural historian Dr Clive B Fenton reflects on the symbolism of the buildings and the vision that lay behind their construction.

Landmark: King’s Buildings

King's Buildings
Studying in Edinburgh is an unforgettable experience. In each edition we share your memories of an iconic campus or city landmark.

The two of us

Ian Rankin and Miranda Harvey
Many a lasting relationship is forged during university days, and we love to share how you met your partner or best friend.

Edinburgh experience

Edinburgh students
From artists to zoologists, many graduates view their time at Edinburgh as the formative years of their professional lives.