McEwan Hall, the graduation hall of the University of Edinburgh, designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, was opened in 1897. The D-shaped exterior was completed in 1894 and the Italian Renaissance style interior was finished three years later. The McEwan Hall features mural decorations from the hand of William Mainwarning Palin. The central piece of art is a large painted work known as “The Temple of Fame” depicting a great number of philosophers and students.
A striking feature of the McEwan Hall is its large dome with the following inscription:
“Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom, and with all thy getting, get understanding. Exalt her and she shall bring thee to honour.”Proverbs 4:7
In 2015 the hall closed for a multi-million refurbishment, reopening in time for the July 2017 graduations.
This superb venue will be the home of the next Total-body PET conference in 2021!
Website: McEwan Hall
Photos presented in this page are from the University of Edinburgh Image Gallery.