12 famous faces educated at Edinburgh University, including Charles Darwin, Ian Rankin and Michael McIntyre

Edinburgh University boasts an impressive list of famous alumni, some of whom have acquired legendary status.

If you’ve ever wondered where theory of evolution scientist Charles Darwin or comedian and TV show host Michael McIntyre studied, we’ve got the answers for you.

How many of the famous faces in our photo gallery did you know went to the University of Edinburgh – and did any attend at the same time as you or your children?