More than two decades ago I was awarded distinction by the University of Edinburgh for my dissertation on hedges.
Today 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 have gaps that let the light 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.