3O Years of the Carlyle Circle

Celebrating three decades of impact

Flayed figure of a horse in bronze

Legacy giving has shaped the University of Edinburgh’s story, from our beginning in 1583 to our position as a world-leading university today. Formed in 1990 the Carlyle Circle brings together and thanks those who pledge to leave a legacy to the University.

Discover our showcase of 30 items gifted to the University by collectors passionate about their subject together with stories from our curators dedicated to their care, conservation and study.