Events and meetings in 2017/18:


Annual General Meeting and Talk

Time: Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 14:30

Venue: Fifth Floor Seminar Room, Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh. (If you are unsure of how to find the 5th Floor Seminar Room, please report to Reception at the entry and you will be directed there).

Following the AGM (from about 15:00) Dr Yuthika Sharma will talk on Indian Art from the University Collections. Dr Sharma is Lecturer in South Asian Art at Edinburgh College of Art and recently curated the exhibition Highlands to Hindustan. She will highlight some of the relevant special collections held in the Library, with examples for Friends to examine. Those Friends who haven’t already done so may wish to visit the exhibition in the Main Library, which runs until Saturday November 4th. For further information please see:

Refreshments will be served. The meeting will end by 17:00.

Annual Report 2017 [docx]

Trustees’ Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 July 2017 [pdf]

Please let us know by Monday 13th November if you plan to attend the AGM and talk. You can sign up by email: or in writing: Alason Roberts, Friends of EUL, Edinburgh University Library, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ


NEW EXHIBITION: Highlands to Hindustan: Indian Art from University of Edinburgh Collections


We are delighted to announce the new Library Fringe Festival exhibition: ‘Highlands to Hindustan: Indian Art from University of Edinburgh Collections’.

Venue: Exhibition Gallery, Ground floor, University of Edinburgh Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LJ.

Open: 28 July – 4 November 2017, Monday-Saturday 10:00 to 17:00, and Sundays during the Festival.

Marking the UK-India year of culture, this is the first ever exhibition of University collections devoted to Indian art. Featuring over 50 objects, the exhibition reveals their rich artistic legacy, whilst also uncovering their journey to the University of Edinburgh. Produced over two millennia, the artworks in the exhibition showcase the Indian subcontinent’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.


Details of  further events during the 2017-2018 season will be posted shortly.


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