WAHVM 2018

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British Veterinary History Society Summer Meeting

On Thursday 25th and Friday 26th July, the British Veterinary History Society travelled to Edinburgh for its summer meeting, held at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Easter Bush Campus, and hosted by Dr Andrew Gardiner. The Society last visited Edinburgh for a meeting four years ago. Thursday comprised a variety of papers, local, national and international, accompanied as usual by lively discussion.

 

The evening dinner was held in the veterinary-soaked atmosphere of "The Royal Dick Bar" at the old vet school premises at Summerhall, now one of the busiest arts and performance spaces in Edinburgh. On Friday, the group heard talks and viewed and handled objects at the University's main library and digital scholarship centre in George Square and learned about the wealth of resources available for researchers. Delegates then dispersed into the blazing sun (rare in Scotland!) to explore the beautiful capital city of Edinburgh.

Attendees at the VHS meeting in Edinburgh gather around a statue of William Dick in the vet school's main atrium.

Abigail Woods (President WAHVM) and Andrew Gardiner (Secretary WAHVM) with international attendees and friends at the VHS meeting in Edinburgh