University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh – founded in 1583 – is one of Scotland’s ancient universities. Some notable alumni from Edinburgh’s earlier years include: Charles Darwin, naturalist and geologist, whose radical ideas shaped modern thinking about where we come from; Flora Philip, the first female member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society and one of the first women to graduate from the University in 1893 and Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer who wrote much the loved classics: Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin’s
More recent notable alumni from the University of Edinburgh include Emily Maw, Director of the Innocence Project New Orleans; Philippa Gregory, best-selling novelist and founder of the charity, Gardens for Gambia; Sir Chris Hoy, track cyclist and six-time Olympic gold medal winner and Professor Lesley Yellowlees, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering. To date, 20 Nobel laureates – alumni and academics – are affiliated with Edinburgh University – including Winston Churchill who received a Nobel Prize in Literature.
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