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.
We would also like to remind Friends that all blue badge parking has been suspended on the Mound Precinct. We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this and please be assured that we aim to re-instate the bays as soon as possible.
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.
History of Edinburgh University
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