This issue features articles on the Alumni Flying Corps and astronomer Anneila Sargent.
The Alumni Flying Corps
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
We brought together three current Medicine students and three alumni from earlier generations.
Literature with latitude
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’
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
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
Studying in Edinburgh is an unforgettable experience. In each edition we share your memories of an iconic campus or city landmark.