Our Alumni of the Year…
Professor J Fraser
Stoddart (BSc 1964, PhD
1966, DSc 1980)
Director of the California
Nano Systems Institute; Fred
Kavli Chair of NanoSystems
Dr Walter S Nimmo (BSc 1968, MB ChB 1971, MD 1982)
Vice Chair, Charles River Laboratories.
Duncan MacLaren (MA MTh OPL)
Secretary General of
probably the largest
international aid and
development agency in the world.
Prof Anneila Sargent (BSc Hons Physics 1963)
Professor of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology & President, American Astronomical Society.
Katherine Grainger (LLB 1997)
Olympic rowing medallist.
Rev Ruth Patterson (BD 1974)
Director, Restoration Ministries, Belfast, and the first woman to be ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ireland.
Ian Rankin (MA English Language 1982)
Award winning crime writer, author of Inspector Rebus Novels.
Allan Little, MA Politics & Modern History 1982
BBC Foreign Correspondent
The Rt Hon Lord Steel of Aikwood, MA Arts Ordinary 1960, LLB 1962, Hon LLD 1997
Member of the House of Lords & former Leader of the Liberal Party.
Dr Emmanuel Evans-Anfom, MBChB 1947
Consultant surgeon and distinguished academic.
Mrs Jean Allison, Bachelor of Music 1962
Principal Teacher of Music at Wester Hailes Education Centre in Edinburgh
Mrs Stella Rimington, MA English Language 1958
Director General of the Security Service
Dr Roualeyn Fenton-May, BSc Chemical Engineering 1967
Director of Operations Development, Coca-Cola, Atlanta, Georgia
Judge David Edward,CMG, LLB 1962, Hon LLD 1993
Judge at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and Honorary Professor of the Europa Institute at The University of Edinburgh.
Dr Sheila McKechnie, OBE, MA Politics & Modern History 1970, Hon DSc (SS) 1994
Former Director of the housing charity, Shelter (now Director of the Consumers` Association).
Dr S Sorley Maclean, MA 1933, Hon DLitt 1980