Sharing things

Sharing things

It’s about people, their stories and our university community.

Gaye Manwaring

Poetry is a way for Gaye Manwaring to express ideas and emotions. Here, the recently retired lecturer shares her response to the Covid-19 pandemic written early on in lockdown. Degree: PhD in Biochemical Genetics, 1973 Current treasured object: My father’s letters. He was a pilot in World War Two and after he died a couple […]

Will wearing a face shield

Spending time in a rural village in Tanzania helped recent graduate Will (MA Economics 2019) appreciate the benefits of his UK lifestyle, even in lockdown, so when the Covid-19 pandemic started to cause widespread devastation, he felt spurred on to do something to help, navigating some new skills and challenges along the way.   Degree: […]

Emma in Amman, Jordan

Finishing university can be a daunting period of flux in itself, never mind the uncertainty brought on by a global pandemic. While this isn’t the graduating summer that Emma Penney (Arabic and French 2020) imagined, she’s found something oddly reassuring about contemplating her next steps anew. Degree: MA Arabic and French Current treasured object: My […]

Louise at her sewing machine

Louise Nicholson (MA 1976) has been in solo isolation since 18 March. Amidst the collapse and rethink of her freelance career, she lent her sewing skills to a common purpose, discovering community spirit and her own resilience in the process. Degree: MA History of Art, 1976 Current treasured object: My little walled garden just off […]

Food has always fascinated retired lawyer Tom Johnston, but little did his younger self imagine that food writing would occupy much of life in his 60s. With restaurant dining currently out of the question, Tom turns his thoughts to eating in during the pandemic and Edinburgh’s changing food scene. Degree: LLB(Hons) (Bachelor of Laws) 1976 […]

Dorcas Amoh-Mensah

Dorcas Amoh-Mensah remembers always being cold in Edinburgh when she was studying as a Global Mastercard Foundation Scholar. Now she’s in warmer climes, in her home country of Ghana, adjusting to a new way of living and supporting local businesses to continue beyond the challenges presented by Covid-19 through her work with the charity Challenges Worldwide.   Degree: MSc Africa and International […]

Joel McIver

Joel McIver is a music journalist who’s had to adapt to interviewing an array of suddenly gig-less musicians as they self-isolate at home. And doing so has shown him that, whether famous or not, people behave much the same. Here’s his (sometimes) tongue-in-cheek take on working from home. Degree: German, 1993 Current treasured object: A […]

Lorna and Jon

Lorna Rose Treen and Jonathan Oldfield are Pillow Talk. They tell stories that are a bit funny and a bit sad and everything else in between. They met at the University of Edinburgh as members of the Improverts and, after creating the dark comedy clowning duo Jam Sandwich for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, […]

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