The Edinburgh Seven were the first group of women medical students at a university in the United Kingdom. They fought to study medicine at Edinburgh University, in Scotland, and to be allowed to graduate. In 1869 they were allowed to attend specially-arranged classes, but in 1873 they lost a legal challenge against the University after it had decided they could not be awarded degrees.
MANY New Town residents are blissfully unaware of the astonishing feat of Victorian engineering that hides just metres beneath the cobbles. The long-disused Scotland Street railway tunnel is among the city’s best kept secrets.