For many years Emeritus Prof John Henry has taken new graduate students and staff on a 2-hour city walk focussing on the history of science in the city of Edinburgh. Starting at Old Surgeon’s hall, the tour continues showing the Old College and other important university sites, while discussing figures such as Knox, Darwin, Hutton and Maxwell. Dr Niki Vermeulen & Dr Bill Jenkins are now turning this tour into an app that will enable anyone to share the experience. The contents will be expanded to include the history of medicine, geology, philosophy, sociology, and other disciplines important in Edinburgh’s academic past. Most importantly we are committed to making these resources accessible to staff, students, visitors and the general public, in an exciting in dynamic way.
Visit the Curious Edinburgh Website to download the iPhone app