15 September 2005
Graduates and friends meet in Edinburgh
The Stevenson House in Edinburgh (the family home of Robert Louis Stevenson) provided an interesting and welcoming venue for the most recent Sheffield alumni gathering.
The drinks reception was hosted by the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Boucher.
Guests enjoyed canapes and wine, and were given informal tours of the house.
The Stevenson House is described as one of Edinburgh’s most unusual hospitality venues. It was the childhood home of Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), creator of Treasure Island, Kidnapped and Jekyll and Hyde, from the age of six until he finally left in 1880. The house was built between 1802 and 1806 and is a typical Georgian New Town house that has always been in private ownership and is still used as a family home. The elegant house retains all of its original architectural features.
Visit http://www.stevenson-house.co.uk for more details.