Lecture or talk Our Friends

History of Edinburgh University

Scottish National Gallery The Hawthornden Lecture Theatre (please enter via the back door of the RSA)
  • Wednesday 13 November 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
£ 14.00

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About

From the earliest days of the ‘Tounis College’ down to today’s five campuses and more than 550 buildings, Edinburgh University has been making history with its rich heritage of noted alumni and distinguished scholars. An integral part of that history has been the buildings themselves, from labs to lecture theatres, from Robert Adam’s Old College to Basil Spence’s controversial Modernist library. It’s a fascinating story of continuity, adaptation, and change, brought to life here by architectural historians Nick Haynes and Clive Fenton, authors of a ground-breaking 2017 book on the subject for Edinburgh University and Historic Environment Scotland.

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The Playfair Library

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

Gallery facilities

We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.

Find out more about disabled access at the Scottish National Gallery

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

Lecture or talk Our Friends

History of Edinburgh University

£14.00
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