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Africa Week 2016

Africa Week celebrates the University's engagement across the continent, with events running from 3 to 8 October.

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Historic connection

The University has a long and important historical connection with Africa, from early pioneering graduates to current research and teaching.

The first African to graduate at Edinburgh was James Africanus Beale Horton, who gained a medical degree in 1859.

Events programme

Africa Week provides a forum for students, staff and the public to share ideas and best practice.

It is also an opportunity to find out more and discuss aspects of African research, knowledge exchange and cultural activities taking place at Edinburgh.

The full Africa Week events programme can be found here:

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