University of Edinburgh

Connections

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Education Thomas Carlyle
He attended Annan Academy and, starting in 1809, the University of Edinburgh . He intended to enter the clergy but later changed his mind.
The Concise Dictionary of National Biography: From Earliest Times to 1985. Oxford University Press, 1992.
Drabble, Margaret, editor. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford University Press, 1985.
Corey, Melinda, and George Ochoa, editors. The Encyclopedia of the Victorian World. Henry Holt and Company, 1996.
Education Charlotte Stopes
Charlotte Carmichael (later CS ) took classes for women conducted by members of Edinburgh University who were concerned about the exclusion of females from the University.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Education Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
He then entered Edinburgh University as a medical student—just after the university had successfully fought off the women seeking admission to the medical faculty. His most significant mentor was Joseph Bell (who was attached not...
Education Karen Gershon
At fifteen she found herself not at a real school but at a temporary training centre, Whittingehame Farm School at East Lothian inScotland. After to some extent recovering from her recent experiences she won...
Education J. K. Rowling
She then enrolled at Moray House (a teacher training college then attached to Heriot-Watt University but now part of Edinburgh University ) for a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education, without which she would not be qualified...
Education Oliver Goldsmith
After various local schools he attended Trinity College, Dublin , as a sizar: a poor student who financed his course by acting as a servant to other students. He was often in trouble with the...
Education Kathleen Jamie
But having drifted to Edinburgh, she attended Edinburgh University , where she studied for and received her MA in philosophy (in Scotland a first degree).
Taylor, Debbie. “Interview with Kathleen Jamie”. Mslexia, pp. 39 -40.
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Education Sophia Jex-Blake
SJB officially applied to study medicine at Edinburgh University .
Todd, Margaret. The Life of Sophia Jex-Blake. Macmillan, 1918.
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Education Sophia Jex-Blake
SJB placed an advertisement in The Times asking women interested in entering a medical faculty to contact her. Her aim was to institute separate lectures for women and eventually that women should matriculate at Edinburgh University
Education Sir J. M. Barrie
James Barrie studied at Edinburgh University , where he earned his MA (in Scotland the first degree taken) in 1882.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Education Sophia Jex-Blake
Under pressure from SJB , the Chancellor of Edinburgh University approved a proposal to admit the first female medical students at a British university.
Blake, Catriona, and Wendy Savage. The Charge of the Parasols: Women’s Entry to the Medical Profession. Women’s Press, 1990.
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Family and Intimate relationships Mary Brunton
Her widower, devastated at her death, later became professor of oriental languages at Edinburgh University , and lived until 1854.
Family and Intimate relationships Jane Welsh Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle was installed as Rector of Edinburgh University .
Surtees, Virginia. Jane Welsh Carlyle. Michael Russell, 1986.
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Family and Intimate relationships Mary Stewart
While she was successfully pursuing her writing, he was building up the University of Edinburgh 's Earth Science department, tripling its size. Among his many accomplishments and honours, he was elected a Fellow of the...
Family and Intimate relationships Ling Shuhua
During his youth, Chen spent a decade in Britain, studying literature at Edinburgh University, then moving to the London School of Economics to take his doctorate in politics and economics with Harold Laski ...

Timeline

14 April 1582
The College of Edinburgh (later the University of Edinburgh) received its charter from James VI of Scotland (later James I of England).
1726
The University of Edinburgh established a medical faculty and the first chair of obstetrics in Great Britain.
1748-51
Adam Smith delivered lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres at Edinburgh University : the first significant university programme devoted to the analysis of English literary discourse.
27 April 1762
The chair of Rhetoric to which Hugh Blair (1718-1800) had been appointed at Edinburgh in 1760 was converted to a Regius Professorship of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres.
1820
Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind by Thomas Brown , Professor of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh University , appeared in four volumes in the year of his death.
1836
21 August 1865
The Manchester Guardian reported the scandalous discovery that medical army inspector James Barry, who had recently been found dead, had also been found to be a woman.
October 1865
Elizabeth Garrett obtained an apothecary's licence through the Society of Apothecaries : this began her medical career, after her rejection by the Universities of London , Edinburgh , St Andrews , Oxford , and Cambridge .
1868
James Africanus Beale Horton published at LondonWest African Countries and Peoples, British and Native, and A Vindication of the African Race, analysing the conditions required to establish self-government for his people.
Spring1870
The five pioneering female medical students at Edinburgh University were awarded significant honours.
March 1870
Edinburgh University student Mary Edith Pechey received the highest grades in her class for the Chemistry examination, but was denied the right to receive the Hope Scholarship.
October 1870
The General Council of Edinburgh University renewed their decision to keep female students out of the medical classes.
30 June 1871
After teaching female medical students for thirteen months, the extra-mural lecturers at Edinburgh University revoked their resolution and announced that they would no longer teach separate classes.
October 1871
Under pressure from the public, the Senate of Edinburgh University allowed the female medical students to sit the preliminary arts examinations, having previously banned them.
November 1871
The Senate of Edinburgh University decided to rescind all regulations allowing women entrance into the medical faculty.