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Mr Richard Honour

Richard has been awarded the D-DAY 70 Legion D’Honneur Medal for his role in the 1944 Normandy landings.The Medal will be presented to him by the French Consul General in Edinburgh at a special event to be held in St Ninian’s Church, Comely Bank on Wednesday 1 June 2016 at 1045 hours.Friends and colleagues from Edinburgh Napier are welcome to attend.


Graduate and former Senior Lecturer returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

tom mcewan

Tom McEwan, former Senior Lecturer in Computing and 1994 MSc Multimedia graduate, will be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year with four shows at the Acoustic Music Centre, based around his 7th album, Promises, which is out later this year.

To find out more about the show, or to get tickets, please see the visit here.

Reunion event for HND Hotel & Catering Management 1973-76

Charles Stewart, a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University, is looking to organise a reunion for all alumni who studied HND Hotel & Catering Management between 1973 to 1976. He would also like to extend the invitation to any former staff who taught on the course.

We are looking to get an idea of numbers at the moment but if you are interested in attending, please let Lynsey Cochrane from the Alumni team via alumni@napier.ac.uk.

A little whisky was tasted

1 img_0824A selection of our former staff enjoying the whisky tasting and talk given by Rory Souter from the Whisky Society. We even had whisky cake, courtesy of Auria, to add to the enjoyment!

Fittingly, it was an educational as well as enjoyable event, held in the Upper Apex cafe at Merchiston. Star of the show, undoubtedly, was Richard Honour, former head of Publishing and Printing. His appearances at events have been sparser of late, due to the difficulty of negotiating his wheelchair. But the venue was completely accessible, and he was able to meet friends and colleagues again.

Rory coped admirably with questions from the audience,  blending knowledge with wit and humour. There were requests for a follow up, so please, if you’d like to pitch in with ideas or information, just contact one of us.

Visit our Facebook page here to see more pictures from the event.

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Former member – Frederick Frayling- Kelly

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Frederick Frayling- Kelly who was a lecturer in the Department of Music. Frederick passed away on 22 December last year. He will be remembered for developing the talent of many young musicians and will be sadly missed.

Whisky and cake..

Who doesn’t like tasting a good whisky, or enjoying some freshly baked home-made cake? Or learning a bit more about whisky itself? In a nice setting where you can meet up again with former or current staff? There will be a whisky cake and a dairy-free gluten-free cake, and we will provide a non-alcoholic drink for those who are driving or not keen on the whisky tasting.

All of these are available for free if you are a current or former member of university staff and sign up for this event on 23 March, 2.30 pm. It will be held in the upper Apex at Merchiston, which is the upper part of the Apex cafe. You can get directions from reception if you are unfamiliar with the site.

You can sign up by contacting Fran Anderson. Email francesanderson@me.com, text 07800740366 or give her a phone. She can answer any questions you have as well, or refer you to more knowledgable colleagues!


The Edinburgh Napier University Former Staff Association is open to former staff of the University in any of its incarnations, whether as one of the original colleges, when it was a Polytechnic or more recently, when it became a university.

Even if you left, joined another workplace or were left a legacy and could afford to laze in the sun, you can join us!

We would like to hear from you, and you can contact us in a number of ways. You can leave a comment here, email one of the committee, or interact with us on Facebook.