Edit Magazine

Winter 2015/16

This issue features articles on composer Thea Musgrave and the University's relationship with the local community.

Woman of note

Thea Musgrave
Thea Musgrave is one of the world’s foremost modern composers. Born and raised in Edinburgh, now living in the US, she tells Anastasia Mills Healy about her long and celebrated career, composition with the help of dreams, and ushering at the first Edinburgh Festival.

University and alumni news

McEwan Hall
The latest news from the University, including McEwan Hall and St Cecilia's redevelopment work; Big Leap campaign; and forming the Alan Turing Institute.

Tackling crisis with confidence

Greek police
As Greece’s political and economic turmoil continues, Giorgos Christides speaks to two fellow Greek alumni about their inspiring responses to their country’s crisis and the influence of their Edinburgh degrees.

The community connection

Nathan and Robert Gale
The University’s impact is often considered in an international context. Claire Simpson looks closer to home to explore the mutually beneficial relationship with the local community of which staff, students and many alumni are members.

No job too small

 Rio with owner Donna Riley at the 2015 Royal Highland Show.
Rio, a miniature Shetland pony, was rushed to Edinburgh’s Equine Hospital for life-saving treatment as a newborn foal. His story is part of a vast range of work taking place at the Vet School, from teaching and research to veterinary services offered both locally and nationally, writes Tara Womersley.

Landmark: McEwan Hall

McEwan Hall
Studying in the unique city of Edinburgh is an unforgettable experience. In each edition we share your memories of an iconic campus or city landmark and its role in your student days.

The two of us

Kenneth King and Pravina Khilani wedding
Many a lasting relationship is forged during university days, and we love to share how you met your partner or best friend.

What you did next

Psalmsong by Alison Kinnaird
It’s not unusual for What You Did Next to feature an Edinburgh graduate who is a luminary in his or her field. But Alison Kinnaird fits that bill twice over.

Edinburgh experience

Edinburgh students
Many graduates view their time at Edinburgh as the formative years of their lives. We share a few of your experiences and updates.

History makers: nursing ambition

Nursing students
As Nursing Studies at Edinburgh marks 60 years of higher education leadership, we look back at some of the milestones and pioneers.

Muted elegance

Mute violin
More than 800 of the University’s unique collection of historical musical instruments will be on display in the restored St Cecilia’s Hall from late 2016. Three are showcased here through images and audio.

The last word

Thomas Shek illustration
Dr Richard Weller, Senior Lecturer in Dermatology, has uncovered a mechanism by which sunlight appears to produce health benefits, potentially changing the advice given by his fellow dermatologists around the world.

Empowered by degrees

Wendy Brooks
Is there a typical mature student? Aileen Ballantyne speaks to fellow recent graduate Wendy Brooks, whose inspiring story perhaps runs contrary to stereotypes.