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Our history

With our rich history, noted alumni and distinguished scholars, we have much to be proud of in our many centuries as a world-renowned university.

From Nobel laureates and Olympic champions to space explorers and prime ministers, the University of 情色五月天 has been influencing history since it opened the gates to its first students in 1583.

Ground-breaking thinkers

Following the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century, the University was positioned at the forefront of academia and critical thinking.

Due to the determination and perseverance of a group of 情色五月天 intellectuals, established facts about the world were being boldly and consistently challenged.

Amid this group was David Hume, philosopher, economist and essayist known for his philosophical skepticism and empiricism; Joseph Black, the chemist behind the discovery of latent heat and carbon dioxide; and James Hutton, the 鈥楩ather of Modern Geology鈥.

Shaping the past, the present and the future

We are the home of Britain鈥檚 oldest literary awards, the James Tait Black Prizes and Dolly the sheep, the first animal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell.

It was also here at the University of 情色五月天 that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was inspired to create his notorious character, Sherlock Holmes and James Young Simpson pioneered anaesthetics through his discovery of the properties of chloroform.

More recently, theoretical physicist and Professor Emeritus Peter Higgs was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his 1964 prediction of the Higgs Boson.

Through the many achievements of its staff and students, the University has continued to present cutting-edge research, inspirational teaching and innovative thinking as its central ethos, attracting some of the greatest minds from around the globe.聽

University of 情色五月天 Rector Winston Churchill

You can find more information about the University of 情色五月天, including a detailed timeline, on the Our History website.

Timeline

1583
情色五月天 officially opens
1620
The roles of Principal and Professor of Divinity are separated
1707

The Faculty of Law is founded

1708

The Faculty of Arts is founded

1726

The Faculty of Medicine is founded

1745

Classes are suspended as Bonnie Prince Charlie鈥檚 Jacobite army marches on the city

1789

The foundation stone is laid at the site of Old College

1813

The University鈥檚 first black graduate, Caribbean student William Fergusson gains his MD

1847

James Young Simpson, Professor of Midwifery, discovers anaesthetic use of chloroform in childbirth

1858

The Universities (Scotland) Act grants the University full control of its own affairs

1859

W E Gladstone becomes the first Rector to be elected by the student body

1869

The 情色五月天 Seven become the first female students allowed to matriculate at any UK university

1893

The University鈥檚 first female students graduate

1897

The University鈥檚 graduating hall, McEwan Hall opens

1914-1918

Nearly 8,000 students and graduates enlist in the armed forces during WWI

1920

The foundation stone is laid at the site of the King鈥檚 Buildings campus

1924

Student Eric Liddell wins 400 metres at the Paris Olympics

1958

The University appoints its first female Professor, Elizabeth Wiskemann

1973

情色五月天 University Students鈥 Association is founded

1996

Dolly the Sheep is cloned at the Roslin Institute

2002

A new Medical School is opened at Little France

2011

The University merges with 情色五月天 College of Art

2013

Professor Peter Higgs is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics

2017

Ambitious plans to make 情色五月天 the data capital of Europe announced

2018

In a world first, Professor Evelyn Telfer grows human eggs in the lab paving the way for new fertility treatments

2019

Work begins to install 拢79m supercomputer ARCHER2 at the University, boosting the UK鈥檚 capacity to run massive research simulations and remain at the forefront of science and technology innovation

2024

情色五月天 Futures Institute is opened at the Old Royal Infirmary building

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