22 years ago I was awarded distinction by the University of Edinburgh for my dissertation on hedges.
22 years on I find that I have forgotten the words that I wrote! I recall the gist of my dissertation but little else.
I first gave the dictionary definition:
I then introduced my thoughts:
But my dissertation was on urban hedges:
22 years on, Alexander McCall Smith, having watched my films, wrote to me to suggest that I might like this book:
I have always loved hedges, especially mixed hedges.
They do not divide in the way that fences or walls do.
Hedges can be trimmed. But hedges grow.
Hedges have gaps. The light gets through.
After I graduated in Medicine with the University of Aberdeen, and having trained as a Junior Doctor, I left medicine to study Landscape Architecture with the University of Edinburgh. Almost three years later I graduated MLA, with distinction in every subject.