Clara Marguerite Christian

Clara Marguerite Christian

Clara Marguerite Christian was a Dominican-born woman, widely recognised as the first black woman student enrolled at the University of Edinburgh.

Herbert Christian Bankole-Bright

H.C. Bankole-Bright qualified as physician in 1910 and ran a medical practice in Sierra Leone, before becoming a prominent journalist and politician.

Bandele Omoniyi

Bandele Omoniyi is best known for his book A Defence of the Ethiopian Movement (1908).

Arthur Cecil Alport

Arthur Cecil Alport is remembered for the research he conducted in the 1920s on what has become known as “Alport syndrome”.

Meher Ardeshir Dadabhai Naoroji

Meher A.D. Naoroji was the first Indian woman to gain a degree from the University of Edinburgh. She worked as doctor in the Bhuj region.

Lim Boon Keng

Lim Boon Keng

Boon Keng earned a reputation as a skilful and attentive physician and opened a practice called ‘The Dispensary” in Singapore.

Kadambini Ganguly

Kadambini Ganguly was one of the earliest women physicians from South Asia. Ganguly combined her work as a doctor with social philanthropy and political activities.

Wong Fun


Dr Wong Fun became the first Western trained doctor in China after studying in Edinburgh in the 1850s.