Edit Magazine

Summer 2018

Summer 2018 edition of Edit magazine from the University of Edinburgh.


Professor Peter Mathieson
Peter Mathieson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, welcomes you to this edition of Edit.


View across Princes Street Gardens
Our season-by-season news review showcases some of the top headlines of the last 12 months.

On full power

On full power associated image
Introducing the Edinburgh alumnae who are empowering themselves in the world of engineering.

The future of keeping data safe

digital security illustration
How innovation is helping to upgrade safety and upskill people in our data-driven world.

The language of music

The language of music
A graduate tells her story about bringing music workshops to children in Greece’s refugee camps.

Who wants to be a GP?

Who wants to be a GP?
Our medical students and graduates explain why they are committed to a career in primary care.

Still marching

March for Women 2018
Suffragette descendent Dr Helen Pankhurst gives her thoughts on the progress of women’s rights.

From Old College to Oslo - The Edit interview

From Old College to Oslo - Dagmar Topf Aguiar and Daniel Hogsta
Graduate Daniel Högsta and PhD student Dagmar Topf Aguiar de Medeiros talk about their work with Nobel Peace Prize winners ICAN.

What you did next

Chikumbutso Clara Mpanga-Munthali
Here we explore the interesting locations and careers that our alumni have found themselves in.

My view

A selection of snapshots offering an insight into the daily lives of our alumni community.

Time and tide

Time and tide
A childhood love of landscapes and water led marine biologist Fiona Stewart to a life offshore.


Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre
A striking stand-alone piece of modernist architecture, the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre has been the home of lectures, music gigs, film screenings, comedy shows and student protests since its unveiling in George Square in 1970.

General Council Update

Map of Edinburgh Castle under siege
An update from the General Council of the University of Edinburgh.