News and events
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News and features
My summer school experience: Katie Cameron
We hear from a Year 3 French and German student about attending an online summer school on the European Union.
Year Abroad stories: Rosie Shackleton
German & History graduate, Rosie Shackleton, tells us how her time in Dortmund blossomed into a European project on literature, art and thoughts - Wanderbücher for the post-Brexit era.
Conversation to career starter - the German interview
Graduates Sarah and Rosie talk about a German classroom interview project that led to voluntary roles at the National Museum of Scotland.
Karneval! German students share carnival culture with local primary school
Students Annabel, Jasmine and Lia tell us about their virtual Karneval workshop with Craigentinny Primary School.
In memoriam: Sheila Wagg, née Millar
Sheila Millar (b.1933) studied languages at the University of Edinburgh.
At age 22, she took up post as secretary to the Departments of German and Hispanic Studies (now Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies) and remained with German Studies throughout her career. Colleagues remember her as being pivotal to the success of the department.
She is the author of German at the University of Edinburgh 1894-1994 and the prize for best modern language student of the year is given in her name.
Sheila died in September 2022, six months after her husband, Derek, formerly of Hispanic Studies, whom she married in 1971.
Read former student Susan Harrison's tribute to Sheila and Derek