Adam Ferguson Adam Ferguson FRSE (in Scottish Gaelic: Adhamh MacFhearghais) also known as Ferguson of Raith (20 June 1723 (O.S.) (1 July, N.S.) – 22 February 1816) was a Scottish philosopher and histori...
Adam Smith Adam Smith (5 June 1723 OS (16 June 1723 NS) – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy.
Adrian Bird (geneticist) Sir Adrian Peter Bird, CBE, FRS, FRSE is a British geneticist and Buchanan Professor of Genetics at the University of Edinburgh.
Adrian Peter Bird Adrian Peter Bird CBE, FRS is a British geneticist and Buchanan Professor of Genetics at the University of Edinburgh.
Alan Bundy Alan Richard Bundy, CBE, FRS, FREng, FRSE, FBCS, FAAAI, FECCAI, FAISB, is a professor at the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, known for his contributions to...
Alan T. Peacock Sir Alan Turner Peacock (born 26 June 1922) DSC, FBA, FRSE is a British economist born in 1922.
Alan Watson Professor W. A. J. Watson is a Scottish law and legal history expert, and is regarded as one of the world's foremost authorities on Roman law, comparative law, legal history, and law and religion.
Alan Watson (legal scholar) Professor W. A. J. Watson is a Scottish law and legal history expert, and is regarded as one of the world's foremost authorities on Roman law, comparative law, legal history, and law and religion.
Alastair Fowler Alastair David Shaw Fowler CBE FBA (born 1930, Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish literary critic and editor, an authority on Edmund Spenser, Renaissance literature, genre theory, and numerology.
Alastair Sim Alastair George Bell Sim, CBE (9 October 1900 – 19 August 1976) was a Scottish character actor who appeared in a string of classic British films.
Alastair Storie Alastair Caleb Storie (born 25 July 1965 in Bishopbriggs) is a former Scottish cricketer who has played first-class and List A cricket for Scotland and for several teams in England and South Africa.
Alexander Aitken Alexander Craig "Alec" Aitken FRSNZ FRSE FRS (1895-1967) was one of New Zealand's greatest mathematicians.
Alexander Biggam Major-General Sir Alexander Gordon Biggam KBE CB FRSE FRCPE FRCP (14 April 1888, Stranraer - 22 March 1963) was a Scottish physician and soldier who served as Director of Study of Edinburgh Post...
Alexander Dickson (botanist) Alexander Dickson FRSE (21 February 1836 - 30 December 1887) was a Scottish morphological botanist and botanical artist.
Alexander Fraser Tytler Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee FRSE (15 October 1747 – 5 January 1813) was a Scottish advocate, judge, writer and historian who served as Professor of Universal History, and Greek an...
Alexander Gray (poet) Professor Sir Alexander Gray CBE, FRSE (6 January 1882 – 17 February 1968) was a Scottish civil servant, economist, academic, translator, writer and poet.
Alexander Henderson (theologian) Alexander Henderson (c. 1583 – 19 August 1646) was a Scottish theologian, and an important ecclesiastical statesman of his period.
Alexander Macfarlane Alexander Macfarlane FRSE (April 21, 1851 – August 28, 1913) was a Scottish logician, physicist, and mathematician.
Alexander McCall Smith R. Alexander "Sandy" McCall Smith, CBE, FRSE, (born 24 August 1948) is a Rhodesian-born British writer and Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh.
Alexander Melville Bell Alexander Melville Bell (1 March 1819 – 7 August 1905) was a teacher and researcher of physiological phonetics and was the author of numerous works on orthoepy and elocution.
Alexander Monro (primus) Alexander Monro (19 September 1697 – 10 July 1767) was the founder of Edinburgh Medical School.
Alexander Monro (secundus) Alexander Monro of Craiglockhart and Cockburn (22 May 1733 – 2 October 1817) was a Scottish anatomist, physician and medical educator.
Alexander Monro (tertius) Alexander Monro III of Craiglockhart, FRSE FRCPE FSA(Scot) MWS (5 November 1773 – 10 March 1859), was a Scottish anatomist and medical educator at the University of Edinburgh Medical School.
Alexander Murray (linguist) Alexander Murray FRSE FSA(Scot) (1775 – 15 April 1813) was a Scottish minister, philologist, linguist and professor of Hebrew and Semitic languages at Edinburgh University (1812).
Alexander Robertson MacEwen Alexander R. MacEwen (1851–1916) was Scottish writer, minister, professor and Moderator of the United Free Church of Scotland.
Alexander Volberg Alexander Volberg (Александр Львович Вольберг) is a Russian mathematician.
Alexander Whyte Alexander Whyte (January 13, 1836 - January 6, 1921) was a Scottish divine.
Alfred Edward Taylor Alfred Edward Taylor (December 22, 1869 – October 31, 1945) was a British idealist philosopher most famous for his contributions to the philosophy of idealism in his writings on ...
Alison Elliot Alison Elliot OBE is the Associate Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Alistair John Rowan Alistair John Rowan is an Irish architectural historian, a professor and author of Irish architectural history and current Professor of History of Art at University College, Cork (U.C.C.).
Allan Macartney Dr William John Allan Macartney was a Scottish National Party MEP for the North East Scotland constituency between the 1994 European Parliament election and his sudden death from a heart attack ...
Allan Maconochie Allan Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank FRSE FSA(Scot) (1748–1816) was a Scottish advocate, academic jurist, judge and agriculturalist.
Allyson Pollock Allyson Pollock has provided evidence to the British Parliament and the Welsh National Assembly regarding PFI. Under her directorship the CIPHP has provided evidence to the Scottish Parliament r...
Andrew B. Davidson Andrew Bruce Davidson (1831 – January 26, 1902) was Professor of Hebrew and Oriental languages in New College, University of Edinburgh.
Andrew Blake (scientist) Andrew Blake, FREng, FRS, (born 1956) is a British scientist, Managing Director of Microsoft Research Cambridge, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh, and a leading re...
Angus Macdonald (obstetrician) Angus Macdonald M.D., (18 April 1836 - 10 February 1886), was a Scottish physician and lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, and President of the Edinburgh Obstetrical Society from 1879 to 1881.
Anne Macaulay Anne Macaulay (born March 11, 1924, died 1998) was a British musicologist, author and lecturer.
Annis May Timpson Dr Annis May Timpson is the current Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
Anthony Cohen Anthony Cohen, CBE, FRSE is a British social anthropologist.
Anthony Goodman (historian) Anthony Goodman (born 1936) is an English professor emeritus of medieval and renaissance studies at the University of Edinburgh.
Anthony Snodgrass Anthony McElrea Snodgrass FBA (born 7 July 1934) is an academic and archaeologist noted for his work on Archaic Greece.
Anthony Trewavas Anthony J. Trewavas is a professor at the University of Edinburgh, best known for his research in the fields of plant physiology and molecular biology.
Archibald Hamilton Charteris Archibald Hamilton Charteris (1835–1908) was a Church of Scotland theologian, Professor of Biblical Criticism at the University of Edinburgh and a leading voice in Church reforms.
Archibald Lamont Archibald Lamont (1907-1985) was a Scottish geologist, palaeontologist and Scottish Nationalist writer and politician.
Arthur Holmes Arthur Holmes FRS (14 January 1890 – 20 September 1965) was a British geologist who made two major contributions to the understanding of geology.
Arthur Marwick Arthur John Brereton Marwick (29 February 1936 – 27 September 2006) was a professor in history.
Arthur Wallace Pickard-Cambridge Sir Arthur Wallace Pickard-Cambridge was a British classicist and one of the greatest authorities on the theatre of ancient Greece in the first half of the 20th century.
Aubrey Manning Professor Aubrey William George Manning OBE FRSE FIBiol is a distinguished English zoologist and broadcaster.
Austin Gill Austin Gill CBE (3 September 1906 – 21 March 1990) was a British scholar of the French language and culture.
Austin Smith (biologist) Austin Gerard Smith (born 1960) is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research at the University of Cambridge.
Austin Tate Austin Tate FREng FRSE FBCS FAAAI is Director of AIAI (Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute) in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.
Charles Galton Darwin Sir Charles Galton Darwin, KBE, MC, FRS (18 December 1887 – 31 December 1962) was an English physicist, the grandson of Charles Darwin.
Charles Glover Barkla Charles Glover Barkla FRS (7 June 1877 – 23 October 1944) was a British physicist, and the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1917 for his work in X-ray spectroscopy and related areas in th...
Charles Honorton Charles Henry Honorton (February 5, 1946 - November 4, 1992) was an American parapsychologist and was one of the leaders of a collegial group of researchers who were determined to apply establis...
Charles Kemball Charles Kemball PRSE FRS FRSC FRIC (27 March 1923, Edinburgh - 04 September 1998, Tyninghame) was a Scottish chemist who served as President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1988–91) and as Pr...
Charles Piazzi Smyth Charles Piazzi Smyth (3 January 1819 – 21 February 1900), was Astronomer Royal for Scotland from 1846 to 1888, well known for many innovations in astronomy and his pyramidological and met...
Charles S. Cockell Charles S. Cockell is Professor of Astrobiology in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the UK Centre for Astrobiology.
Charles W. J. Withers Professor Charles W. J. Withers FBA, FRSE is professor of historical geography at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Charles Wyville Thomson Sir Charles Wyville Thomson (1830–1882) was a Scottish natural historian and marine zoologist.
Charlotte Auerbach Charlotte Auerbach (14 May 1899 - 17 March 1994), known by her friends as 'Lotte', was a German-Jewish zoologist and geneticist who contributed to founding the science of mutagenesis.
Chris Brand Christopher Richard Brand (born in Preston, England, 1 June 1943) is an English psychological and psychometric researcher who gained media attention for his statements on race and intelligence a...
Chris J. Leaver Christopher John Leaver, CBE FRS FRSE (born 31 May 1942) is a British biochemist and Emeritus Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford and an Emeritus Fellow, of St Jo...
Christopher Bishop Christopher Michael Bishop (born 7 April 1959) FREng, FRSE, is a Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research Ltd in Cambridge where he leads the Machine Learning and Perception group.
Christopher Dawson Christopher Henry Dawson FBA (12 October 1889, Hay Castle – 25 May 1970, Budleigh Salterton) was a British independent scholar, who wrote many books on cultural history and Christendom.
Christopher Dyer Christopher Charles Dyer CBE FBA (born 1944) is Leverhulme Emeritus Professor of Regional and Local History and director of the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester, E...
Christopher John Lamb Christoper John Lamb CBE FRS (19 March 1950 - 21 August 2009) was a Professor of Plant Biology at the University of East Anglia and director of the John Innes Centre.
Claire Duncanson Dr Claire Duncanson (born 15 January 1974) is a lecturer at the department of Social and Political Science; at the University of Edinburgh.
Colin Campbell, Lord Malcolm Colin Malcolm Campbell, Lord Malcolm is a Scottish lawyer, and a Senator of the College of Justice, a judge of the country's Supreme Courts.
Colin Maclaurin Colin Maclaurin (February 1698 – 14 June 1746) was a Scottish mathematician who made important contributions to geometry and algebra.
Conrad Hal Waddington Conrad Hal Waddington CBE FRS FRSE (8 November 1905–26 September 1975) was a British developmental biologist, paleontologist, geneticist, embryologist and philosopher who laid the foundati...
Cosmo Innes Cosmo Nelson Innes FRSE (9 September 1798, Durris-on-Deeside – 31 July 1874, Killin) was a Scottish advocate, judge, historian and antiquary.
D. J. Finney David John Finney FRS, CBE (born 3 January 1917), is a British statistician and Professor Emeritus of Statistics at the University of Edinburgh.
Dai Rees (scientist) Sir David Allan "Dai" Rees, FRS (born 28 April 1936) is a retired British biochemist and science administrator who was chief executive of the Medical Research Council between 1987 an...
Daniel Lamont The Very Rev Professor Daniel Lamont DD, MA was an eminent Church of Scotland Minister and academic.
Daniel Rutherford Daniel Rutherford (3 November 1749 – 15 December 1819) was a Scottish physician, chemist and botanist who is most famous for the isolation of nitrogen in 1772.
David Abercrombie (linguist) David Abercrombie was a British phonetician who established the Department of Phonetics at the University of Edinburgh.
David Anderson (judge) David Colville Anderson, VRD, QC (8 September 1916 – 31 December 1995) was a Scottish law lecturer, advocate, Unionist MP, Solicitor General for Scotland, and judge, whose career ended in ...
David Bloor David Bloor (born 1942) is a professor in, and a former director of, the Science Studies Unit at the University of Edinburgh.
David Castle David Castle (born 1967 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian philosopher and bioethicist.
David Edward Professor Sir David Alexander Ogilvy Edward, KCMG, QC, FRSE, PC (born 1934) is a Scottish lawyer and academic, and former Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities.
David Fergusson David A. S. Fergusson (born 1956) is a Scottish theologian.
David George Ritchie David George Ritchie (1853 – 1903) was a Scottish philosopher who had a distinguished university career at Edinburgh, and Balliol College, Oxford, and after being fellow of Jesus College a...
David Gregory (mathematician) David Gregory (originally spelt Gregorie) FRS (?1659 – 10 October 1708) was a Scottish mathematician and astronomer.
David Hume (advocate) David Hume of Ninewells FRSE was a Scottish advocate, judge and legal scholar, whose work on Scots criminal law and Scots private law has had a deep and continuing influence.
David Johnson (Scottish composer) David Charles Johnson (27 October 1942 in Edinburgh – 30 March 2009 in Edinburgh) was a Scottish composer and a scholar of 18th century Scottish music.
David Leslie Linton Professor David Leslie Linton, British geographer and geomorphologist, was professor of geography at Sheffield and Birmingham, best remembered for his work on the landscape development of south-...
David Masson David Mather Masson (2 December 1822 – 6 October 1907), was a Scottish literary critic and historian.
David Rasbash David Rasbash was a pioneer in the field of Fire Safety Engineering.
David Ridgway (scholar) David Ridgway (1938 – May 20, 2012) was a British scholar of Italian archaeology and the Etruscans.
David Sellar William David Hamilton Sellar, MVO, FRHistS (born 27 February 1941) is a Scottish solicitor and genealogist who served as Lord Lyon King of Arms 2008-13.
David Talbot Rice David Talbot Rice CBE (11 July 1903, Rugby - 12 March 1972, Cheltenham) was an English art historian.
David W Garland David Garland is Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology at New York University.
David W. Garland David Garland is Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology at New York University.
David Wallace (physicist) Sir David James Wallace, CBE, FRS, FREng, DL (born 1945) is a physicist and master of Churchill College, Cambridge.
David Welsh David Welsh (11 December 1793 – 24 April 1845) was a Scottish divine and academic.
David William Rhind Professor David William Rhind CBE FRS FBA is a British geographer and expert on geographic information systems (GIS).
Deborah Charlesworth Deborah Charlesworth FRS FRSE (née Maltby; born March 13 1943) is a British evolutionary biologist.
Derek S. Pugh The psychologist Derek Salman Pugh (August 31, 1930 in London) is a well renowned organisational researcher, university lecturer, consultant and influential author of papers and 15 books includi...
Dominic D. P. Johnson Dominic D. P. Johnson is a Reader in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Donald A. Bullough Donald Auberon Bullough (13 June 1928 - 26 June 2002) was a British historian who taught and published on the cultural and political history of Italy, England and Carolingian France during the e...
Donald Angus MacKenzie Donald Angus MacKenzie (born 1950) is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Donald MacKinnon (Celtic scholar) Donald MacKinnon (1839–1914), born on Colonsay, an island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, was a Celtic scholar, the first elected Professor of Celtic languages, literature, history and antiquiti...
Donald Michie Donald Michie (November 11, 1923 – July 7, 2007) was a British researcher in artificial intelligence.
Donald Nicholl Donald Nicholl (23 July 1923–3 May 1997) was a British historian and theologian.
Donald Nicol Donald MacGillivray Nicol FBA, MRIA (4 February 1923 – 25 September 2003) was a British Byzantinist.
Donald Tovey Sir Donald Francis Tovey (17 July 187510 July 1940) was a British musical analyst, musicologist, writer on music, composer, conductor and pianist.
Dougal Drysdale Dougal Drysdale (born in Scotland, UK) is a Professor Emeritus in Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh and member of the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering.
Douglas Allan Douglas Alexander Allan, CBE, FRSGS, FRSE, FHWC, FMA (January 28, 1896 – July 30, 1967) was a respected geologist and curator, eventually becoming the director of the Royal Scottish Museum in Ed...
Douglas Argyll Robertson Douglas Moray Cooper Lamb Argyll Robertson (1837 – 3 January 1909) was a Scottish ophthalmologist and surgeon.
Douglas Maclagan Sir Andrew Douglas Maclagan PRSE FRCPE FRCSE FCS FRSSA (born 17 April 1812, Ayr - 5 April 1900, Edinburgh) was a Scottish surgeon, toxicologist and scholar of medical jurisprudence.
Dugald Stewart Dugald Stewart (November 22, 1753 – June 11, 1828) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher and mathematician.
Duncan B. Forrester Duncan B. Forrester (born 10 November 1933 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish theologian and the founder of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at New College, University of Edinburgh.
E. T. Whittaker Edmund Taylor Whittaker FRS FRSE (24 October 1873 – 24 March 1956) was an English mathematician who contributed widely to applied mathematics, mathematical physics and the theor...
Edmund Hirst Sir Edmund Langley Hirst CBE FRS FRSE (21 July 1898 Preston, Lancashire to 29 October 1975 Edinburgh), was a British chemist.
Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer FRS FRSE (2 June 1850, Hornsey, Middlesex – 29 March 1935, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland) was an English physiologist.
Edward Forbes Professor Edward Forbes FRS, FGS (12 February 1815 – 18 November 1854) was a Manx naturalist.
Elizabeth Wiskemann Elizabeth Wiskemann (1899–1971) was an English journalist and historian of Anglo-German ancestry.
Ellen Dissanayake Ellen Dissanayake is an independent scholar whose work focuses on the anthropological exploration of art and culture.
Eric Fernie Eric Campbell Fernie (born 9 June 1939, Edinburgh) is a Scottish art historian.
Ernest Wedderburn Sir Ernest Maclagan Wedderburn OBE, DL, LL.D., DSc, FRSE, WS was an Edinburgh lawyer, and a significant figure both in the civic life of the city and in the Scottish legal establishment.
Eve Johnstone Eve C. Johnstone (born September 1944 in Glasgow), CBE MD FRCP FRCPsych DPM FMedSci FRSE is a Scottish neuroscientist.
F. F. Bruce Frederick Fyvie Bruce FBA (12 October 1910 – 11 September 1990) was a Biblical scholar and one of the founders of the modern evangelical understanding of the Bible.
Fleeming Jenkin Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin (1833–1885) was Regius Professor of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, remarkable for his versatility.
Francis Gillingham Prof. Francis "John" Gillingham, CBE, MBE(Mil.) (15 Mar 1916 – 3 January 2010) was a British neurosurgeon.
Francis Home Francis Home FRSE FRCPE was a Scottish physician who made the first attempt to vaccinate against measles, in 1758.
Frank Bonsall Frank Featherstone Bonsall FRS (31 March 1920 Crouch End, London – 22 February 2011 Harrogate) was a British mathematician.
Frank Watson Dyson Sir Frank Watson Dyson, KBE, FRS (8 January 1868 – 25 May 1939) was an English astronomer and Astronomer Royal who is remembered today largely for introducing time signals ("pips") from Gr...
Frederick Niecks Frederick Niecks (3 February 184524 June 1924) was a German musical scholar and author, who was resident in Scotland for the bulk of his life.
Frederick Ogilvie Sir Frederick Wolff Ogilvie was Director-General of the BBC from 19 July 1938 to 26 January 1942, and was succeeded by joint Directors-General Cecil Graves and Robert W. Foot.
G. W. S. Barrow Geoffrey Wallis Steuart Barrow FBA, FRSE, (28 November 1924 – 14 December 2013), was a British historian and academic.
Geoffrey Boulton Geoffrey Stewart Boulton OBE, FRS, FRSE is a British geoscientist, and Regius Professor Emeritus of the University of Edinburgh.
Geoffrey K. Pullum Geoffrey Keith "Geoff" Pullum (born March 8, 1945) is a British-American linguist specialising in the study of English.
George Allman (natural historian) George James Allman FRS FRSE was an Irish ecologist, botanist and zoologist who served as Emeritus Professor of Natural History at Edinburgh University in Scotland.
George Baird (minister) George Husband Baird FRSE FSA (Scot) MWS (1761–1840) was a Scottish minister, educational reformer, linguist and the Principal of the University of Edinburgh from 1793 to 1840.
George Husband Baird George Husband Baird was a Church of Scotland minister, educational reformer and the Principal of the University of Edinburgh from 1793 to 1840.
George Joseph Bell George Joseph Bell (26 March 1770 – 23 September 1843) was a Scottish advocate and legal scholar.
George Lawson (botanist) George Lawson (October 12, 1827 – November 10, 1895) was a Scottish-Canadian botanist who is considered the "father of Canadian botany".
George Wilson (chemist) George Wilson (21 February 1818 – 22 November 1859) was Regius Professor of Technology at the University of Edinburgh, and the first Director of the Industrial Museum of Scotland.
Gerald Gordon Sir Gerald Gordon CBE QC (born 1929) KBE, QC FRSE is the editor of Scottish Criminal Case Reports and of Renton and Brown's Criminal Procedure, and author of The Criminal Law of Scotland.
Gerard Baldwin Brown Gerard Baldwin Brown (31 October 1849 – 12 July 1932) was a British art historian.
Gerry Maher Gerard 'Gerry' Maher QC is a Scottish lawyer and academic.
Gordon Beveridge Sir Gordon Smith Grieve Beveridge FRSE MRIA FEng FIChemE FRSA (1933, St Andrews – 1999, Bangor) was a Scottish chemist.
Gordon Plotkin Gordon David Plotkin, FRS, FRSE (born 9 September 1946) is a theoretical Computer Scientist in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.
Gordon Strachan (minister) Charles Gordon Strachan (January 24, 1934 – July 7, 2010) was a Church of Scotland minister, theologian, university lecturer and author.
Guy Lloyd-Jones Guy Charles Lloyd-Jones FRS (born 17 May 1966) is a British chemist.
Géza Vermes Géza Vermes or Vermès (22 June 1924 – 8 May 2013) was a British scholar of Jewish Hungarian origin—one who also served as a Catholic priest in his youth—and writer on religious history, pa...
H. Stanley Allen Herbert Stanley Allen FRSE FRS (29 December 1873 – 27 April 1954) was an English physicist noted as a pioneer in early X-ray research, working under J. J. Thomson at the University of London and...
Hamish Henderson Hamish Scott Henderson, (11 November 1919 – 8 March 2002; Scottish Gaelic: Seamas MacEanraig (Seamas Mòr)) was a Scottish poet, songwriter, soldier and intellectual.
Hans Gál Hans Gál OBE (5 August 18903 October 1987) was a composer, teacher and pianist.
Harrison White Harrison Colyar White (born March 21, 1930) is the emeritus Giddings Professor of Sociology at Columbia University.
Harry Goodhart Harry Chester Goodhart (17 July 1858 – 21 April 1895) was an English amateur footballer who played as a forward in four FA Cup Finals for Old Etonians, before going on to become Professor of Hum...
Harry Harvey Wood Harvey Wood (1903–1977) was a Scottish literary and artistic figure best known as a founder of the Edinburgh International Festival.
Harvey McGregor Harvey McGregor CBE QC DCL (born 25 February 1926) is a British lawyer and Queen's Counsel and was Warden of New College, Oxford, from 1985 to 1996.
Hector MacQueen Hector L. MacQueen, FBA, FRSE, is a Scottish academic, a senior scholar of Scots law and legal history.
Heinz Giegerich Heinz J. Giegerich is a German linguist and Professor of English Language at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Henrik Kacser Henrik Kacser (22 September 1918 – 13 March 1995) was an influential biochemist and geneticist.
Henry Hamilton (priest) Henry Parr Hamilton (3 April 1794 – 7 February 1880) was an English clergyman and mathematician, Dean of Salisbury for 30 years.
Henry Littlejohn (surgeon born 1826) Sir Henry Duncan Littlejohn (1826, Edinburgh - 1914, Benreoch, near Arrochar, Argyll) was a Scottish surgeon, forensic scientist and public health pioneer.
Henry Martyn Clark Henry Martyn-Clark (Peshawar, c.1857 - Edinburgh, April 1916) was an Afghan-born adopted British medical missionary stationed in Amritsar in the late 19th century.
Henry Parr Hamilton Henry Parr Hamilton (3 April 1794 – 7 February 1880) was an English clergyman and mathematician, Dean of Salisbury for 30 years.
Herbert John Clifford Grierson Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson (1866–1960; often referred to as Herbert J. C. Grierson) was a Scottish literary scholar editor and literary critic.
Hermann Brück Hermann Alexander Brück (15 August 1905 in Berlin, Germany – 4 March 2000 in Edinburgh, Scotland) was a German-born astronomer who spent the great portion of his career in the United Kingdom.
Hilary Corke Hilary Topham Corke (born: 12 July 1921, Malvern, Worcestershire, England, died: 3 September 2001, Abinger Hammer, Surrey, England) was a writer, composer and minerologist.
Hilary Critchley Hilary Critchley is a Professor of Reproductive Medicine/Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The University of Edinburgh.
Hossein Nasr Hossein Nasr (in سید حسین نصر) (born April 7, 1933) is an Iranian University Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, and a prominent Islamic philosopher.
Hugh Blair Hugh Blair FRSE (7 April 1718 – 27 December 1800) was a Scottish minister of religion, author and rhetorician, considered one of the first great theorists of written discourse.
Huw Price Huw Price (born 17 May 1953, Oxford, England) is an Australian philosopher, currently the Bertrand Russell Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy, Cambridge, and a Fellow of Trinity College, Ca...
Iain Macphail, Lord Macphail Iain Duncan Macphail, Lord Macphail (January 24, 1938 - October 21, 2009) was a Scottish lawyer and Senator of the College of Justice, a judge of the country's Supreme Courts.
Iain Torrance Iain Richard Torrance (born 1949) is Pro-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, Dean of the Chapel Royal in Scotland, Honorary Professor of Early Christian Doctrine and Ethics at the Universi...
Ian Deary Ian J. Deary FBA, FRSE, FMedSci, is a Scottish psychologist known for work in the fields of intelligence, cognitive ageing, cognitive epidemiology, and personality.
Ian Oswald Ian Oswald (4 August 1929-25 April 2012) was a sleep researcher and psychiatrist.
Ian Rankin Ian Rankin, OBE, DL (born 28 April 1960) is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels.
Ian Wilmut Sir Ian Wilmut, OBE FRS FMedSci FRSE (born 7 July 1944) is an English embryologist and Chair of the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.
Igor Goryanin Igor Goryanin is a systems biologist, who holds a Henrik Kacser Chair in Computational Systems Biology at the University of Edinburgh, and leads the Computational Systems Biology and Bioinformat...
Isaac Bayley Balfour Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour FRS FRSE (31 March 1853 – 30 November 1922) was a Scottish botanist.
István Gyöngy István Gyöngy (born 1951) is a Hungarian mathematician working in the fields of stochastic differential equations, stochastic partial differential equations and their applications to nonlinear f...
J. Dover Wilson John Dover Wilson CH (13 July 1881 – 15 January 1969) was a professor and scholar of Renaissance drama, focusing particularly on the work of William Shakespeare.
J. Kenyon Mason John Kenyon Mason (born 19 December 1919), CBE, MD, LLD, FRCPath, DMJ, FRCPE, FRSE and known as Ken Mason, is an emeritus professor of Forensic Medicine at the University of Edinburgh School of Law.
James Alfred Ewing Sir James Alfred Ewing KCB FRS FRSE MInstitCE (27 March 1855 − 7 January 1935) was a Scottish physicist and engineer, best known for his work on the magnetic properties of metals and, in particu...
James Russell (Scottish politician) Sir James Alexander Russell FRSE FRCPE (6 April 1846, Glassellan House, Skye – 22 January 1918, Edinburgh) was a Scottish physician who served as Lord Provost of Edinburgh (1891–94).
James Walker Dawson James Walker Dawson (1870, India - 26 June 1927, Edinburgh) was a Scottish pathologist remembered for his work on multiple sclerosis including the description of the eponymous Dawson's fingers.
James Young Simpson Sir James Young Simpson, 1st Baronet (7 June 1811 – 6 May 1870) was a Scottish obstetrician and an important figure in the history of medicine.
Jane Hillston Jane Hillston is Professor of Quantitative Modelling and an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Jano van Hemert Jano Iljà van Hemert, (born 24 December 1974) is the Research Leader of the UK National e-Science Centre and a Researcher in Informatics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Jason Reese Jason Meredith Reese is the Regius Professor of Engineering in the University of Edinburgh, UK.
Jeremy Hoad Jeremy Hoad is best known as co-author of the BBC Doctor Who novel, The Blue Angel (with partner, Paul Magrs).
Johanna Moore Johanna Doris Moore is a computational linguist and cognitive scientist.
John A. Dawson Professor John Alan Dawson is Professor of Marketing at the University of Edinburgh; he is a Geographer, and specialist in retail innovation, Dawson graduated in Geography from University Colleg...
John Anderson (philosopher) John Anderson (1 November 1893 – 6 July 1962) was a Scottish-Australian philosopher who occupied the post of Challis Professor of Philosophy at Sydney University in the years 1927-1958.
John Anderson Strong Dr. John Anderson Strong CBE was a Scottish physician/internist and academic, who served as Professor of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and the President of the Royal College of Physici...
John Baillie (theologian) John Baillie CH (26 March 1886, Gairloch – 29 September 1960, Edinburgh) was a Scottish theologian, a Church of Scotland minister and brother of theologian Donald Macpherson Baillie.
John Bannerman (historian) John Walter MacDonald Bannerman (13 August 1932 – 8 October 2008) was a Scottish historian, noted for his work on Gaelic Scotland.
John Barclay (anatomist) John Barclay FRSE FRCPE FRCSE FLS MWS (1758, Perthshire – 1826) was an eminent Scottish comparative anatomist, extra-mural teacher in anatomy, and director of the Highland Society of Scotland.
John Crofton Sir John Wenman Crofton, MD, was a pioneer in the treatment of tuberculosis, who also spent the better part of his life raising awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco.
John Duncan (theologian) John Duncan (1796 – 26 February 1870), also known as Rabbi Duncan, was a minister of the Free Church of Scotland, a missionary to the Jews in Hungary, and Professor of Hebrew and O...
John Edmonstone John Edmonstone was originally a black slave probably born in Demarara.
John Erickson (historian) John Erickson (17 April 1929 South Shields – 10 February 2002 Edinburgh) was a British historian who wrote extensively on the Second World War.
John Erskine of Carnock John Erskine of Carnock (4 November 1695 – 1 March 1768) was a Scottish jurist and professor of Scottish law at the University of Edinburgh.
John Flett (geologist) Sir John Smith Flett KBE FRSE FRS FGS (26 June 1869 – 26 January 1947) was a Scottish physician and geologist.
John Leslie (physicist) Sir John Leslie (10 April 1766 – 3 November 1832) was a Scottish mathematician and physicist best remembered for his research into heat.
John Lyons (linguist) Sir John Lyons, LittD, FBA (born 23 May 1932) is an English linguist, working on semantics.
John Mackintosh John Pitcairn Mackintosh was a Scottish Labour Party politician known for his defence of devolution and the concept of dual nationality; that Scots could be both Scottish and British.
John Mackintosh (Scottish politician) John Pitcairn Mackintosh (24 August 1929 – 30 July 1978) was a Scottish Labour Party politician known for his advocacy of devolution, at a time when it was anathema to the Labour leadership, an...
John Macmurray John Macmurray MC (16 February 1891 – 21 June 1976) was a Scottish philosopher.
John Polkinghorne The Rev Dr John Charlton Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS (born 16 October 1930) is an English theoretical physicist, theologian, writer, and Anglican priest.
John Pringle Sir John Pringle, 1st Baronet, PRS (10 April 1707 – 18 January 1782) was a Scottish physician who has been called the "father of military medicine" (although Ambroise Paré and Jonathan Letterman...
John R. Underhill John R. Underhill (born 5 January 1961) is Professor of Stratigraphy in the Grant Institute of Geology in the School of Geosciences at The University of Edinburgh, Scotlan...
John Randall (physicist) Sir John Turton Randall, DSc, FRS, FRSE (23 March 1905 – 16 June 1984) was a British physicist and biophysicist, credited with radical improvement of the cavity magnetron, an essential com...
John Raymond Smythies John Raymond Smythies M.D. F.R.C.P. is a neuropsychiatrist, neuroscientist and neurophilosopher.
John Robison (physicist) John Robison FRSE (4 February 1739 – 30 January 1805) was a Scottish physicist and mathematician.
John Russell (engineer) John Scott Russell was a Scottish civil engineer, naval architect and shipbuilder who built the Great Eastern in collaboration with Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
John Rutherford (professor) John Rutherford ( * 1 August 1695; † 1779 in Edinburgh) was a Scottish physician and professor at the University of Edinburgh Medical School.
John Savill Sir John Stewart Savill is the Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council in the UK, having previously been appointed as the Head of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and a V...
John Scott Russell John Scott Russell FRSE FRS (9 May 1808, Parkhead, Glasgow – 8 June 1882, Ventnor, Isle of Wight) was a Scottish civil engineer, naval architect and shipbuilder who built the Great Eastern i...
John Wilson (Scottish writer) John Wilson of Elleray FRSE (18 May 1785 – 3 April 1854) was a Scottish advocate, literary critic and author, the writer most frequently identified with the pseudonym Christopher North of ...
Jon Oberlander Jon Oberlander (born 16 June 1962) is Professor of Epistemics at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.
Jonathan Campbell Meakins Jonathan Campbell Meakins (18 May 1882 – 12 October 1959) was a Canadian doctor and member of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
Jose L. Torero José Luis Torero (born in Lima, Peru) is a professor in fire safety engineering at the University of Queensland.
Joseph Bell Joseph Bell, JP, DL, FRCS (2 December 1837 – 4 October 1911) was a Scottish lecturer at the medical school of the University of Edinburgh in the 19th century.
Joseph Black Joseph Black FRSE FRCPE FPSG (16 April 1728 – 6 December 1799) was a Scottish physician and chemist, known for his discoveries of latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide.
Joseph Goguen Joseph Amadee Goguen (28 June 1941 – 3 July 2006) was a computer science professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, USA, who help...
Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, Bt., OM, FRS, PC (5 April 182710 February 1912), known as Sir Joseph Lister, Bt., between 1883 and 1897, was a British surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic ...
Joseph Wedderburn Joseph Henry Maclagan Wedderburn FRSE FRS (2 February 1882, Forfar, Angus, Scotland – 9 October 1948, Princeton, New Jersey) was a Scottish mathematician, who taught at Princeton University for ...
Judith Green (historian) Judith Green is an English medieval historian, currently serving as Professor of Medieval History at the University of Edinburgh.
Julius Eggeling Hans Julius Eggeling (1842–1918) was Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Edinburgh from 1875 to 1914, second holder of its Regius Chair of Sanskrit, and Secretary of the Royal Asiatic Soc...
K. Kunaratnam Professor Kanthia Kunaratnam is a Sri Lankan Tamil physicist, academic and former vice-chancellor of the University of Jaffna.
Kathryn Whaler Kathryn A. "Kathy" Whaler FRSE (born 11 June 1956) is a professor of geophysics at the University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences, in the Research Institute of Earth and Planetary Science and...
Keith Cox Keith Gordon Cox FRS was a British geologist and academic at the University of Oxford.
Keith Stenning Keith Stenning is a cognitive scientist and Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK. He received a Bachelor's degree in philosophy and psychology at the University of ...
Kenneth Leighton Kenneth Leighton (2 October 1929 - 24 August 1988) was a British composer and pianist.
Kenneth Murray (biologist) Sir Kenneth "Ken" Murray FRS FRSE FRCPath (30 December 1930 – 7 April 2013) was an English molecular biologist.
Kenneth Reid (legal scholar) Professor Kenneth Reid CBE, FBA, FRSE, WS, MA, LLB is a legal scholar and former law commissioner who holds the Chair of Scots Law at the University of Edinburgh School of Law.
Kevin Vanhoozer Kevin J. Vanhoozer (born 1957) is an American theologian and current Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) in Deerfield, Illinois.
Kurt Wüthrich Kurt Wüthrich (born October 4, 1938 in Aarberg, Canton of Bern) is a Swiss chemist/biophysicist and Nobel Chemistry laureate, known for developing Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) methods for st...
Lalith Athulathmudali Lalith William Samarasekera Athulathmudali (Sinhala:ලලිත් ඇතුලත්මුදලි), PC (November 26, 1936 – April 23, 1993) (known as Lalith Athulathmudali) was a Sri Lankan politician of the United Na...
Lance Banning Lance Banning (January 24, 1942 – January 31, 2006) was an American historian who specialized in studying the politics of the United States' founding fathers.
Larry W. Hurtado Larry Hurtado (born 1943) is a New Testament scholar, historian of early Christianity and Emeritus Professor of New Testament Language, Literature and Theology at the University of Edinburgh, Sc...
Lesley Yellowlees Lesley Jane Yellowlees, CBE, FRSE (born 1953) is a British inorganic chemist and the first female president of the Royal Society of Chemistry 2012–14.
Leslie Valiant Leslie Gabriel Valiant FRS (born 28 March 1949) is a British computer scientist and computational theorist.
Leslie Walton Leslie Bannister Walton (1894 or 1895 – 9 September 1960) was an academic in Hispanic Studies at Edinburgh University and a Hispanist.
Macvey Napier Macvey Napier (born Napier Macvey) (11 April 1776, Kirkintilloch – 11 February 1847, Edinburgh) was a Scottish solicitor, legal scholar, and an editor of the Encyclopædia Britannica.
Malcolm Atkinson Professor Malcolm Phillip Atkinson (born 13 October 1943, Cornwall, UK) was a Professor of e-Science, in the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics; he retired on 30 September 2011.
Margaret Bennett (writer) Dr. Margaret Bennett (27 October 1946) is a renowned Scottish writer, folklorist, ethnologist, broadcaster and singer.
Margaret Donaldson Margaret Donaldson was Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Edinburgh.
Marianne Boruch Marianne Boruch (born June 19, 1950) is an American poet whose published work also includes essays on poetry, sometimes in relation to other fields (music, visual art, ornithology, medicine, avi...
Marion Cameron Gray Dr. Marion Gray (26 March 1902 – 16 September 1979) was a Scottish mathematician who discovered a graph with 54 vertices and 81 edges while working at American Telephone & Telegraph.
Marion Crawford Marion Crawford, CVO (5 June 1909 – 11 February 1988) was a Scottish governess.
Mark Steedman Mark Jerome Steedman, FBA, FRSE is a computational linguist and cognitive scientist.
Mark Williamson Professor Mark H. Williamson OBE is professor emeritus of biology at the University of York.
Mary Pickford (physiologist) Professor Lillian Mary Pickford (14 August 1902 – 14 August 2002) was a pioneering neuroendocrinologist and Fellow of the Royal Society (1966).
Matthew Black Matthew Black (3 September 1908, Kilmarnock - 2 October 1994, St Andrews) was a Scottish minister and biblical scholar.
Matthew Clarke, Lord Clarke Matthew Gerard Clarke, Lord Clarke is a Senator of the College of Justice, a judge of the Supreme Courts of Scotland, sitting in the High Court of Justiciary and the Inner House of the Court of ...
Maurice Larkin Maurice J. M. Larkin (1932 – 2004) was an English historian specialising in the history of modern France.
Max Born Max Born (11 December 1882 – 5 January 1970) was a German physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics.
Meg Bateman Vivienne Margaret 'Meg' Bateman (born 1959) is a Scottish academic, poet and short story writer.
Michael Angold Michael Angold (born 1940) is Professor Emeritus of Byzantine History and Honorary Fellow in the University of Edinburgh.
Michael Atiyah Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, (born 22 April 1929) is a British mathematician specialising in geometry.
Michael Banner Michael Banner is Dean and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Michael Cates Michael Elmhirst Cates FRS, FRSE is a British physicist, and Royal Society Research Professor in Natural Sciences at University of Edinburgh.
Michael Flinn Michael W. Flinn (1917–1983) was a British economic historian.
Michael Fourman Michael Paul Fourman FBCS (born 12 September 1950) is Professor of Computer Systems at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK, and was Head of the School of Informatics from 2001-2009.
Michael Grant (author) Michael Grant CBE (21 November 1914 – 4 October 2004) was an English classicist, numismatist, and author of numerous popular books on ancient history.
Michael Lynch (historian) Michael Lynch, FRHistS, FRSE, FSA Scot is a retired Scottish historian and a leading expert in the history of the Scottish Reformation and pre-modern urbanisation in the Scottish kingdom.
Michael Stokes (academic) Professor Michael Christopher Stokes (26 March 1933 – 25 May 2012) was a British Professor of Greek.
Michael Uschold Michael F. Uschold (born c. 1954) is an American computer scientist, Artificial Intelligence researcher, and consultant, known for his work on knowledge representation and ontology.
Michael Woodruff Sir Michael Francis Addison Woodruff, FRS, FRCS (3 April 1911 – 10 March 2001) was an English surgeon and scientist principally remembered for his research into organ transplantation.
Mona Siddiqui Mona Siddiqui OBE FRSE FRSA (born 1963) is a British Muslim academic.
Murdoch Mitchison The Hon. John Murdoch Mitchison FRS, FRSE (11 June 1922, Oxford – 17 March 2011, Edinburgh) was a British zoologist, the son of the Labour politician Dick Mitchison and his wife, the write...
Neil MacCormick Sir Donald Neil MacCormick, QC, FBA, FRSE (27 May 1941 – 5 April 2009), was a Scottish legal philosopher and politician.
Neil Walker (lawyer) Neil Craig Walker, FRSE, is a Scottish lawyer and Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at the School of Law of the University of Edinburgh.
Nick Barton Professor Nicholas Hamilton Barton FRS FRSE (born 30 August 1955) is a British evolutionary biologist.
Nigel Osborne Nigel Osborne MBE, FRCM (born 23 June 1948 Manchester, Lancashire, England of Scottish parents) is a British composer.
Noel B. Reynolds Noel Beldon Reynolds (born 1942, Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American political science professor at Brigham Young University (BYU), where he has also served as an associate ac...
Noreen Murray Lady Noreen Elizabeth Murray CBE, FRS FRSE was an English molecular geneticist who helped develop a vaccine against hepatitis B, the first genetically-engineered vaccine approved for human use.
Norman Feather Norman Feather FRS FRSE PRSE (16 November 1904, Pecket Well, Yorkshire – 14 August 1978, Christie Hospital, Manchester), was an English nuclear physicist who, together with a colleague at the Ca...
Norman Kemp Smith Norman Kemp Smith FRSE (1872 - 3 September 1958) was a Scottish philosopher who was Professor of Psychology (1906–14) and Philosophy (1914-19) at Princeton University and was Professor of Logic ...
Norman MacCaig Norman Alexander MacCaig OBE (14 November 1910 – 23 January 1996) was a Scottish poet and teacher.
Norman Porteous Norman Walker Porteous (9 September 1898, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland – 3 September 2003, Edinburgh, Scotland) was a noted theologian and writer on Old Testament issues, and the las...
Oliver O'Donovan Oliver O'Donovan FBA FRSE is a scholar known for his work in the field of Christian ethics.
Owen Dudley Edwards Owen Dudley Edwards (born 27 March 1938) is an Irish historian and former Reader in Commonwealth and American History at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Patrick Geddes Sir Patrick Geddes (2 October 1854 – 17 April 1932) was a Scottish biologist, sociologist, geographer, philanthropist and pioneering town planner (see List of urban theorists).
Paul Madden Paul Anthony Madden is a British chemist and Provost of The Queen's College, Oxford.
Paul Nurse Sir Paul Maxime Nurse, PRS, PhD (born 25 January 1949), is an English geneticist and cell biologist.
Percy Johnson-Marshall Percy Edwin Alan Johnson-Marshall CMG was a British urban designer, regional planner and academic.
Peter B. Denyer Peter Brian Denyer (27 April 1953 – 22 April 2010) was a British electronics engineer, academic, scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur who pioneered CMOS image sensor chips for many applications...
Peter Birks Peter Birks QC, FBA (3 October 1941 – 6 July 2004) was the Regius Professor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford from 1989 until his death.
Peter Buneman (Oscar) Peter Buneman MBE FRS FRSE (1943–) is a British computer scientist who works in the areas of database systems and database theory.
Peter D. Mitchell Peter Dennis Mitchell, FRS (29 September 1920 – 10 April 1992) was a British biochemist who was awarded the 1978 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his discovery of the chemiosmotic mechanism o...
Peter Guthrie Tait Peter Guthrie Tait FRSE was a Scottish mathematical physicist, best known for the seminal energy physics textbook Treatise on Natural Philosophy, which he co-wrote with Kelvin, and his early...
Peter Higgs Peter Ware Higgs (born 29 May 1929) is a British theoretical physicist, Nobel Prize laureate and emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh.
Peter Hume Brown Peter Hume Brown was a Scottish historian and professor who played an important part in establishing Scottish history as a significant academic discipline.
Peter Lamont (historian) Peter Karl Lamont is a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, working on the history, theory and performance of magic.
Peter Millican Peter Millican (born March 1, 1958) is Gilbert Ryle Fellow and Professor of Philosophy at Hertford College, University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Peter Mitchell Grant Professor Peter Mitchell Grant OBE, FREng, FRSE, FIEE, FIEEE, FHEA, Eurasip Fellow (born 20 June 1944) is the Emeritus Regius Professor of Engineering and former Head of School of Engineering an...
Peter Ritchie Calder Peter Ritchie Calder, Baron Ritchie-Calder of Balmashanner (1 July 1906, Forfar, Angus – 31 January 1982, Edinburgh) was a Scottish socialist author, journalist and academic.
Peter Tait (physicist) Peter Guthrie Tait FRSE was a Scottish mathematical physicist, best known for the seminal energy physics textbook Treatise on Natural Philosophy, which he co-wrote with Kelvin, and his early...
Philip Kelland Philip Kelland PRSE FRS (17 October 1808—8 May 1879) was an English mathematician.
Philip Wadler Philip Wadler (born 8 April 1956, USA) is a computer scientist known for his contributions to programming language design and type theory.
Pippa Norris Pippa Norris (born July 10, 1953) is the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Australian Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government ...
Pit Corder Stephen Pit Corder was a professor of applied linguistics at Edinburgh University known for his contribution to the study of error analysis.
Polly L. Arnold Polly L. Arnold is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh in the School of Chemistry.
Rachel Wood Evan Rachel Wood (born September 7, 1987) is an American actress and singer.
Ralph Allen Sampson Ralph Allen Sampson FRS (June 25, 1866 – November 7, 1939) was an Irish-British astronomer.
Ralph Leigh Ralph Alexander Leigh CBE FBA was a modern languages scholar, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Professor of French in the University of Cambridge from 1973 to 1982, later Sandars Reader...
Ramsay Traquair Ramsay Heatley Traquair (1840-1912) was a Scottish naturalist who became a leading expert on fossil fish.
Raymond Monelle Raymond Monelle (born in Bristol, England, 19 August 1937; died Edinburgh, Scotland, 12 March 2010).
Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones (born July 28, 1942) is professor of American history emeritus and an honorary fellow in History at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Richard Ambler Richard Penry Ambler (26 May 1933 – 27 December 2013) was a British molecular biologist who conducted groundbreaking research into the evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Richard Coyne Richard Coyne is a professor at the University of Edinburgh and author of several books on the implications of information technology and design, published by MIT Press and Routledge.
Richard G. Morris Richard Graham Michael Morris (born 1948) is a British neuroscientist.
Richard J. C. Atkinson Richard John Copland Atkinson CBE (22 January 1920 – 10 October 1994) was a British prehistorian and archaeologist.
Richard Lathe Richard Lathe is a molecular biologist and a former professor at the University of Strasbourg and Edinburgh University, where he worked for the Centre for Genome Research and the Centre for Neur...
Richard Lodge Sir Richard Lodge (20 June 1855 – 2 June 1936) was a British historian.
Richard Murphy (architect) Richard Murphy OBE is an architect based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and principal architect in Richard Murphy Architects.
Richard Pares Richard Pares (25 August 1902 – 3 May 1958) was a British historian.
Richard Sillitto Richard M. Sillitto was an optical physicist who wrote a useful text on quantum mechanics.
Rita McAllister Margaret 'Rita' McAllister (born 6 March 1946) is a Scottish musicologist and composer.
Robert Adamson (philosopher) Robert Adamson (19 January 1852 – 8 February 1902) was a Scottish philosopher and Professor of Logic at Glasgow.
Robert Knox Robert Knox, (4 September 1791 – 20 December 1862) was a Scottish surgeon, anatomist and zoologist.
Robert Kowalski Robert Anthony "Bob" Kowalski (born May 15, 1941) is a logician and computer scientist, who has spent most of his career in the United Kingdom.
Robert L. Morris Robert Lyle Morris (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1942 – Edinburgh, UK, August 12, 2004) was a psychologist, parapsychologist and professor at the University of Edinburgh, where he was the f...
Robert Leighton (bishop) Robert Leighton (1611 – 25 June 1684) was a Scottish prelate and scholar, best known as a church minister, Bishop of Dunblane, Archbishop of Glasgow, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh...
Robert Lim Robert Kho-Seng Lim (15 October 1897-8 July 1969) was a Chinese doctor.
Robert Liston Robert Liston (28 October 1794 – 7 December 1847) was a pioneering Scottish surgeon.
Robert Matthew Sir Robert Hogg Matthew, OBE, FRIBA (1906–1975) was a Scottish architect and a leading proponent of modernism.
Robert Muir (pathologist) Sir Robert Muir, FRS, FRSE, FRCP, FRCPE, RFPSG (5 July 1864, Balfron, Stirlingshire – 30 March 1959, Edinburgh) was a Scottish physician and pathologist who carried out pioneering work in immun...
Robert Sibbald Sir Robert Sibbald (15 April 1641 – August 1722) was a Scottish physician and antiquary.
Robert Whytt Robert Whytt (1714 in Edinburgh – 1766) was a Scottish physician.
Robin Donkin Robin Arthur Donkin FBA (born Robert Arthur) (1928–2006) was an English historian and geographer who served as a reader in Historical Geography in Cambridge University's Department of Geog...
Robin Milner Arthur John Robin Gorell Milner FRS FRSE (Robin Milner or A.J.R.G. Milner; 13 January 1934 – 20 March 2010) was a prominent British computer scientist.
Robin Popplestone Robin John Popplestone was a pioneer in the fields of machine intelligence and robotics.
Robin Williams (academic) Robin A Williams is a Professor of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and director of the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Inn...
Rod Burstall Rodney Martineau "Rod" Burstall (born 1934) is a British computer scientist and one of four founders of the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh.
Roderick Murchison Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Baronet KCB DCL FRS FRSE FLS PRGS PBA MRIA (22 February 1792 – 22 October 1871) was a Scottish geologist who first described and investigated the Silurian system.
Samuel Morison Brown Samuel Morison Brown (February, 1817-September 20, 1856), Scottish chemist, poet and essayist, He was born at Haddington, East Lothian, the fourth son of Samuel Brown, the founder of itineratin...
Samuel Rutherford Samuel Rutherford (– 30 March 1661) was a Scottish Presbyterian pastor, theologian and author, and one of the Scottish Commissioners to the Westminster Assembly.
Sandie Lindsay, 1st Baron Lindsay of Birker Alexander Dunlop Lindsay, 1st Baron Lindsay of Birker CBE (known as Sandie Lindsay; born 14 May 1879 in Glasgow, Scotland; died 18 March 1952) was a British academic and peer.
Sean P. F. Hughes Sean Patrick Francis Hughes (December 2, 1941 in Farnham, Surrey, England) is a British Emeritus Professor of Orthopedic Surgery.
Simon Frith Simon Frith is a British sociomusicologist, and former rock critic, who specializes in popular music culture.
Steve Chapman Professor Stephen Kenneth Chapman FRSE FRSC CChem PhD (born 1959) is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
Steven Shapin Steven Shapin (born 1943, New York) is a historian and sociologist of science.
Steven Yearley Steve Yearley (Born in Walthamstow, North East London, in 1956) is a British sociologist, Professor of the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge at the University of Edinburgh, a post he has held si...
Stewart Russell Stewart Russell (6 August 1955 - 17 September 2011) was a senior lecturer and interdisciplinary researcher in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
Stuart Piggott Stuart Ernest Piggott CBE was a British archaeologist best known for his work on prehistoric Wessex.
Susan J. Smith Susan Jane Smith FBA is Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge.
Sydney Selwyn Sydney Selwyn (7 November 1934 – 8 November 1996) was a British physician, medical scientist, and professor.
Terry Lyons (mathematician) Terence "Terry" John Lyons FRSE, FLSW, FRS is a British mathematician, specializing in stochastic analysis.
Theodor Aufrecht Simon Theodor Aufrecht (January 7, 1822 – April 3, 1907) was a German indologist.
Thomas Blom Hansen Thomas Blom Hansen (born 22 January 1958, Frederiksvaerk) is a Danish anthropologist and leading contemporary commentator on religious and political violence in India.
Thomas Chalmers Thomas Chalmers FRSE (17 March 1780 – 31 May 1847), was a Scottish minister, professor of theology, political economist, and a leader of the Church of Scotland and of the Free Church of Scotland.
Thomas Charles Hope Thomas Charles Hope (21 July 1766 – 13 June 1844) was a Scottish physician and chemist.
Thomas F. Torrance Thomas Forsyth Torrance (30 August 1913 – 2 December 2007) was a 20th century Protestant Christian theologian who served for 27 years as Professor of Christian Dogmatics at New College, Ed...
Thomas Grainger Stewart Sir Thomas Grainger Stewart FRSE FRCPE was an eminent Scottish physician who served as president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, president of the Medico-Chirurgical Society of E...
Thomas Hardy (minister) Thomas Hardy, (1747–1798) was a Scottish Minister, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and Professor of Eccesiastical History at Edinburgh University.
Thomas Henderson (astronomer) Thomas James Alan Henderson FRSE FRS FRAS (28 December 1798 – 23 November 1844) was a Scottish astronomer and mathematician noted for being the first person to measure the distance to Alph...
Thomas Hudson Beare Sir Thomas Hudson Beare (June 30, 1859 - June 10, 1940) was a South Australian who became Professor of Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, at University College, London (where he w...
Thomas J Mackie Professor Thomas Jones Mackie CBE (1888–1955) was a noted Scottish bacteriologist; Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Edinburgh; and author of medical research textbooks.
Thomas J. Mackie Professor Thomas Jones Mackie CBE (1888–1955) was a noted Scottish bacteriologist; Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Edinburgh; and author of medical research textbooks.
Thomas James Henderson Thomas James Alan Henderson was a Scottish astronomer noted for being the first person to measure the distance to Alpha Centauri, the major component of the nearest stellar system to Earth, and ...
Thomas Smith (barrister) Sir Thomas Broun Smith, QC, FBA, FRSE (3 December 1915 – 15 October 1988) was a lawyer, soldier and academic.
Thomas Stewart Traill Thomas Stewart Traill (29 October 1781 – 30 July 1862) was a Scottish physician, chemist, mineralogist, meteorologist, zoologist and scholar of medical jurisprudence.
Thomas Torrance Thomas Forsyth Torrance MBE FRSE, commonly referred to as T. F. Torrance and known to his friends and family as "Tom," was a 20th century Protestant theologian who served for 27 years as Profess...
Timothy Bates Timothy C. Bates (born 1963) is a professor of individual differences in psychology at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland).
Timothy Sprigge Timothy L.S. Sprigge (January 14, 1932, London – July 11, 2007, Lewes) was a British idealist philosopher who spent the latter portion of his career at the University of Edinburgh, where he was ...
Timothy Williamson Timothy Williamson (born Uppsala, 6 August 1955) is a British philosopher whose main research interests are in philosophical logic, philosophy of language, epistemology and metaphysics.
Tina Ambos Tina Ambos is full professor of strategy at the University of Sussex.
Tom Burns (sociologist) Tom Burns (born 1913, died 2001) was a prominent sociologist, author and founder of the Sociology department at Edinburgh University.
Tom Devine Thomas Martin "Tom" Devine OBE BA PhD DLitt HonDLitt Queen's Belfast HonDLitt Abertay Dundee Hon DUniv Strathclyde Hon Fellow UWS FRSE FRHistS FSAScot HonMRIA FBA (born 30 July 1945, Motherwel...
Tony Franks Tony Franks (born 1940) is an English ceramic artist.
V. Gordon Childe Vere Gordon Childe (14 April 1892 – 19 October 1957), better known as V. Gordon Childe, was an Australian-born British historian, archaeologist and philologist who specialized in the study...
Vicki Bruce Victoria Geraldine "Vicki" Bruce OBE, CPsychol, FBPsS, FRSE, FBA (born 4 January 1953 in Essex) is a British psychologist, Professor of Psychology and current Head of the School of Psychology at...
Victor Kiernan Professor Victor Gordon Kiernan (4 September 1913 – 17 February 2009) was a British Marxist historian and a former member of the Communist Party Historians Group with a particular focus on...
Vincent du Vigneaud Vincent du Vigneaud (May 18, 1901 – December 11, 1978) was an American biochemist.
W.H. Walsh William Henry Walsh FBA FRSE (10 December 1913 - 7 April 1986) was a British philosopher.
Wallace Williamson Andrew Wallace Williamson KCVO was a Church of Scotland minister in the 20th century.
Walter Gear Walter K Gear is an astrophysicist, Professor of Physics and Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University.
Walter Perry Walter Laing MacDonald Perry, Baron Perry of Walton FRS FRCP FRSE (16 June 1921 - 17 July 2003) was a distinguished Scottish academic.
Werner Stark Werner Stark (2 December 1909 – 4 October 1985) was a sociologist and economist, who made important contributions to the sociology of knowledge, the sociology of religion and the history of econ...
Will Lamb Will Lamb (also known as William Lamb) is a linguist who was born in Baltimore and came to Scotland in 1996 to do an MSc in Scottish Gaelic at the University of Edinburgh.
William Cleghorn William Cleghorn (1718 – August 1754) was a British philosopher.
William G. Hill William George "Bill" Hill, OBE, FRS, FRSE (born 7 August 1940) is a British geneticist and statistician.
William Garden Blaikie (William) Garden Blaikie (5 February 1820, in Aberdeen - 11 June 1899) was a Scottish divine, writer, biographer, and temperance reformer.
William Gloag William Murray Gloag KC BA LLD (15 March 1865 – 5 February 1934) was a Scottish lawyer and academic.
William Greenfield (Minister) William Greenfield was a Scottish minister, literary critic, author and mathematician whose career ended in scandal, resulting in him being excommunicated from the Church of Scotland, having h...
William Greenfield (minister) William Greenfield was a Scottish minister, literary critic, author and mathematician whose career ended in scandal, resulting in him being excommunicated from the Church of Scotland, having h...
William Hardie William Ross Hardie was a Scottish classical scholar, Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University from 1895 until his death.
William Henderson (physician and homeopath) Dr. William Henderson (born 1810 in Thurso, Caithness, Scotland; d. 1872) was a conventionally trained Scottish physician who became an influential advocate for homeopathy in Great Britain.
William MacGillivray William MacGillivray FRSE MWS (25 January 1796 – 4 September 1852) was a Scottish naturalist and ornithologist.
William McCrea (astronomer) Sir William Hunter McCrea FRS (13 December 1904, Dublin – 25 April 1999) was an English astronomer and mathematician.
William Montgomery Watt William Montgomery Watt (14 March 1909 – 24 October 2006) was a Scottish historian, an Emeritus Professor in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
William Moodie William Moodie FRSE (1759–1812) was a Scottish Minister, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, philologist, and Professor of Hebrew (and Oriental Languages) at Edinburgh U...
William Nicol (geologist) William Nicol FRSE (1770 – 2 September 1851) was a Scottish geologist and physicist who invented the Nicol prism, the first device for obtaining plane-polarized light, in 1828.
William Nicol (inventor) William Nicol (1770 – 1851) was a Scottish physicist and geologist who invented the first device for obtaining plane-polarized light — the Nicol prism — in 1828.
William Ramsay Smith William Ramsay Smith (27 November 1859 – 28 September 1937) was a Scottish physician, naturalist, anthropologist and civil servant, active in Australia later in his career.
William Robertson (historian) William Robertson FRSE FSA Scot (19 September 1721 – 11 June 1793) was a Scottish historian, minister in the Church of Scotland, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh.
William Rutherford (physiologist) William Rutherford (20 April 1839, Ancrum Craig, Roxburghshire - 21 February 1899, 14 Douglas Crescent, Edinburgh) was a Scottish physician and physiologist who was Professor of Physiology at E...
William Spalding (writer) William Spalding (22 May 1809—16 November 1859) was a Scottish writer and academic who, for the last twenty years of his life served as professor of rhetoric and logic, in addition to authoring ...
William Wallace (mathematician) William Wallace (23 September 1768 – 28 April 1843) was a Scottish mathematician and astronomer who invented the eidograph.
William Walsh (academic) William Walsh, MA, LLD was Professor of Education and subsequently Professor of Commonwealth Literature at the University of Leeds and its Acting Vice-Chancellor from 1981 to 1983.
William Williams (veterinarian) William Williams FRSE PRCVS was a Welsh veterinary surgeon who served as principal of the Dick Veterinary College in Edinburgh and as president of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
William Wright Smith Sir William Wright Smith FRS FRSE FLS VMH (2 February 1875 Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire - 15 December 1956) was a Scottish botanist and horticulturalist.
William Young Sellar William Young Sellar (22 February 1825 – 12 October 1890) was a Scottish classical scholar.
Yasir Suleiman Yasir Suleiman CBE is the Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Professor of Modern Arabic Studies at the University of Cambridge.
Yongcheol Shin Professor Yongcheol Shin (born December 24, 1960, South Korea) is a British-Korean economist.