Polish Medical School historical collection


There are many photographs within the collection recording historical events within the Polish School of Medicine.


Settlement Day at the university, charities collections
Several photograph albums containing wartime photographs of students and staff at formal and informal events are held in the Edinburgh University Archives.

Graduate reunions

Graduates and friends of the Polish School of Medicine - 60th anniversary reunion March 2002
Photographs of graduate reunions record milestone events since the millennium.


Professor Breberowicz addressing HRH The Princess Royal
The Rededication of the collection took place on 5th April 2005.

Memorandum of Understanding

The 2013 Memorandum of Understanding with Professor Lewiński, Head of the Scientific Council of the Poland Mother's Hospital and Research Institute in Łódź, as the Institute's signatory with Dr Szychta, a past scholar from the Institute
The Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with key Polish universities and research institutions, further developing cordial and mutually beneficial relationships created by the setting up of the Polish School of Medicine in Edinburgh in 1941.

Benefactor status

Professor Stuart MacPherson with Dr Maria Dlugolecka-Graham in the McEwan Hall
Dr Maria Dlugolecka-Graham MBE receives the Benefactor medal.

70th anniversary

Green sculpture of a group of workers by Professor Rostowski
2011 marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Polish School of Medicine at the University.