Edinburgh University

McEwan Hall

November 2010

Edinburgh University, McEwan Hall  -  November 2010

İ   For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                    Photo taken November 29, 2010 at 3.25pm

 

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    Edinburgh University, McEwan Hall  -  November 2010 İ

 

Edinburgh University

McEwan Hall

November 2010

This photo of the entrance to the McEwan Hall was taken, mid-afternoon, on November 29, 2010, following a heavy fall of snow in Edinburgh.

Inscription

The McEwan Hall, at Bristo Square, Edinburgh, is the graduating hall of the University of Edinburgh.  It was built 1888-97.

The inscription on the wall above and to the right of the doors in this photo reads:

HANC AVLAM ACADEMICAM

GVLIEMVS MCEWAN

VNIVERSITATI EDINBVRGENSI

LIBENS ANIMO DONAVIT

MDCCCXCIV

 

Translation

I believe this translates as

WILLIAM McEWAN

WILLINGLY GAVE

THIS ACADEMIC HALL

TO THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

1894

 

 

Edinburgh University Around Edinburgh

 

 

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