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In Conversation Magazine

In Conversation is our digital magazine for alumni, donors and friends of Heriot-Watt University.

In this issue, we talk to bestselling crime author Ian Rankin about one of Heriot-Watt's most well known gradautes, Dame Muriel Spark. We also speak to Glenmorangie's Dr Bill Lumsden about sending whisky into space, and we get a roundup on some of the latest research and news from our leading academics.

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We were delighted that both Ian and Bill agreed to taking part in some short videos, two of which you can view below. Ian reads a passage from Dame Muriel Sparks "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie", whilst Bill goes through some of his favourite whiskys - and has a little surprise tipple at the end!

You can watch more videos by clicking through the magazine.