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Marshall Scholars gather

The University recently hosted around 60 Marshall Scholars from institutions all over the UK.

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The visit was organised by the Marshall Commission in conjunction with the University and the David Hume Institute.

The Principal, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, hosted a welcome reception in the Playfair Library for Marshall alumni, senior University staff and representatives from the Scottish Government and the David Hume Institute.

Strengthening ties

The Marshall Scholarships were established in 1953 to finance talented young Americans to study for a degree in the UK.

The awards seek to strengthen the relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and institutions.

In the past 20 years Edinburgh has welcomed 26 Marshall Scholars and a new scholar will be coming to the University in September.

Marshall Scholars will be among the movers and shakers of tomorrow. Their visit to Edinburgh gave them a wealth of new ideas and new experiences which will shape their lifelong commitment to US–UK relations.

Frances DowChair of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission

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