Sharing things

Sharing things

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

Author: En-Chi

Ned Barnett

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ned Barnett quit his nine-to-five job to pursue comics. Here, the 2012 Design and Digital Media graduate reveals how he uses artefacts and archives to bring authenticity to his graphic projects, including a biography of TE Lawrence. Degree: MSc Design and Digital Media, 2012 Current treasured object: An amigurumi stuffed fox named Sherston I commissioned […]

Kezia Sheard

Reading Time: 5 minutes From Italian Scots in Edinburgh to young goths in the North of England, real people are at the heart of Kezia Sheard’s storytelling. Fresh from winning Best Documentary at the Scottish Short Film Festival, the 2019 Italian graduate and freelance filmmaker ponders the roots of her craft and her current sense of creative urgency. Degree: […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes Painter and researcher Georgia Rose Murray reflects on creating deep connections to landscapes through her artwork, whether inspired by the extreme wilderness of the Arctic or lockdown in the Scottish Highlands. Degree: Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Contemporary Art Practice, 2013 Current treasured object: My bikini. I start each day by running through the […]

Gaye Manwaring

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 […]

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