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Agnes Yewande Savage – 1929

Image – reproduced courtesy of Mike Savage By Henry Mitchell Dr Agnes Yewande Savage, the was probably first West African woman to qualify in medicine. An outstanding student at Edinburgh, Agnes …

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1927 – Students of colour are banned from bars and restaurants in Edinburgh, sparking international outrage.

A delegation of African, Indian and Caribbean students together meets the Lord Provost in protest. Another future ANC president AB Xuma also graduates.

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Yuan Changying original

Yuan Changying

Image Credit: Cultural Relics By Dingjian Xie Yuan Changying (袁昌英, 11 October 1894–28 April 1973), a playwright, novelist, scholar of literature and feminist in China, was the first Chinese female graduate …

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1921 – The Chinese Student – the “Official Organ of the Edinburgh Chinese Students’ Union” – is launched.

[The Chinese Student, 1:1 (June 1921)]

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1921 – The Chinese Student – the “Official Organ of the Edinburgh Chinese Students’ Union” – is launched Yuan Changying 1927 – Students of colour are banned from bars and …

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