School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Edinburgh Geographers Past and Present

As part of our Centenary programme, we invite former students and staff to send us pictures - and written remembrances - from their days doing Geography at Edinburgh. We can't promise to show them all - and there may be some, of course, that you wouldn't want to be seen or which wouldn't merit being shown! Yet pictures - of fieldwork, dissertation projects, of groups of friends, of social events, even of the buildings - help provide an important record of geographers' activities quite apart from providing an important trigger to individual and collective memories.


These images were sent by Mr W. Keddie Law and relate to the activities of the class of 1968
 

Graduation, Class of 1968

Highland excursion, 1965. To the right of the photo is Prof J. Wreford Watson.
Dr Brian Sissons addresses fieldgroup, c. 1967. Weather appears sub-arctic!

Here, Elspeth Insch has forwarded a number of pictures of Edinburgh geographers - staff, postgraduates and undergraduates - taking part in geomorphological fieldwork in Norway and in the Cairngorms.

 
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The 80th birthday party for Dr Brian Sissons was held in 2006.

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The picture of John Matthews, now Professor at Cardiff here striding a river in the Jotenheimen Norway, was taken in 1974.
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The picture of Brian Sissons in the Cairngorms shows him talking to Murray Gray (now at QMUL).
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Brian Sissons.

These images were sent by Mr John Barclay and relate to activities on 1947 to 1949 (or 1950).

Geography Field Week. April 1947. At Dalston Hall on B5299 about 3 miles from Carlisle.
Caldbeck
On top of Carlisle Castle
On top of Carlisle Castle