Meet the individuals making a difference.
Breaking the chains of fossil fuel dependency
A global campaign, coordinated by an Edinburgh alumna, secured a 35-country commitment at COP26 that will move US$24 billion of public finance away from fossil fuel investments and into clean energy initiatives.
With an AI to the future
Will artificial intelligence provide the answers to everything or spell the downfall of humankind? Professor Michael Rovatsos unravels the hype and asks if we really want to make machines that think just like us.
Guiding us through the pandemic
Professor Linda Bauld’s public health expertise has been invaluable to politicians and the public throughout the Covid-19 crisis.
Lights, camera, action
A leading figure of the film industry, alumna Lynda Myles reflects on how her experience at the University of Edinburgh shaped her whole career.
Stitching it all together
Completing the fourth year of a medicine degree during a UK-wide lockdown would test anyone’s limits. Serena Baker managed to win a national televised competition too, claiming victory in 2021’s Great British Sewing Bee.
Music Beyond Borders
As a composer and educator, Dee Isaacs' passion is to improve the lives of marginalised people through the power of music.
Ahead of the game
Edinburgh alumna Elena Höge shares how she launched a startup company to build educational adventure games that focus on sustainability.
The sky’s no limit
As the first female Astronomer Royal for Scotland, Professor Catherine Heymans is on a mission to lift our eyes to the marvels of the universe.