Edinburgh is the second largest city in Scotland with a population of 450.000 and is the country´s capital city. It is situated on the east coast of Scotland´s Central Lowlands on the south shore of the Firth of Forth. It has been the capital of Scotland since 1437 and is the seat of the country´s Scottish Executive. The city was one of the major centres of the Scottish Enlightenment. The University of Edinburgh played a major role in this movement. In 1995, the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Edinburgh is well known for the annual Edinburgh Festival, the largest performing arts festival in the world, and for the Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) street party. The Old Town has preserved its medieval character with many buildings dating from the time of the Reformation. The world-famous Edinburgh Castle is situated in the centre of the city on the top of Castle Rock. The Castle Rock has been a settled site since prehistoric times.
The Moray House School of Education
The Moray House School of Education was established in August 1998 when the Moray House Institute of Education merged with the University of Edinburgh. This merger brought together Moray House, with its origins in the educational developments of the 1830s, and the University´s Department of Education which was the first such department to be established in the British Commonwealth. The Moray House campus has a number of historically and architectually interesting buildings. Old Moray House is the oldest building in the University (1618).
The University of Edinburgh is the leading research university in Scotland and among the best in the UK and the World. Moray House has a long established reputation for research covering many areas of education.
School of Education, University of Edinburgh
Old College, South Bridge
UK - EH8 9YL Edinburgh