San Francisco Alumni Reception 2016

San Francisco Alumni Reception 2016

On Thursday 7 July, over 50 guests were welcomed to Haas-Lilienthal House by Principal & Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anton Muscatelli. After hearing a brief University update, guests took a step back in time and were led on tours through the historic home with San Francisco Heritage Volunteers.    

Comic Invention 2016

Comic Invention 2016

On Wednesday 22 June around 100 alumni and friends of the University attended a private reception in the Hunterian Art Gallery to view the popular exhibition Comic Invention. 

Guests heard from Professor Laurence Grove, French and Text/Image Studies, answer the question 'where and when was the World's First Comic?' whilst also highlighting some of the pieces in the exhibition. 

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in attending our events or if you have any suggestions for future events. Please get in touch with the events team by telephone: 0141 330 7566/3593 or email: daoevents@glasgow.ac.uk.

Commemoration Day 2016

Commemoration Day 2016

Commemoration Day 2016 welcomed the 1966 graduates to the magnificent setting on the Bute Hall. Commemorating the benefactors who have contributed towards Glasgow's success throughout the centuries, Commemoration Day recognizes the outstanding achievement by conferring honorary degrees. 

This year saw figures from industry, the public sector and the world of sport awarded honorary degrees at the Commemoration Day celebrations. They included several UofG alumni / alumnae and the Nobel Laureate economist, Professor Sir James Mirrlees. The current Convener of University Court, David Ross, was also honoured as was Scotland's Solicitor General Lesley Thomson QC.

The President of Nankai University and former President of Tianjin University, Professor Ke Gong, was presented with the Degree of Doctor of the University by the Principal, Professor Anton Muscatelli.

From the world of sport, the tennis coach Judith Murray was presented with the Degree of Doctor as were the rugby professionals Gregor Townsend and Alastair Kellock. 

More information on this event, including interviews with Judith Murray, Gregor Townsend and Alastair Kellock can be found here.

Denver Alumni Gathering 2016

Denver Alumni Gathering 2016

Hosted by members of the Marketing Recruitment and International Office, 19 guests descended upon Punchbowl Social on Friday 3 June to mix and mingle with fellow Glasgow alumni and friends. 

'We know their dream' Guest Lecture 2016

'We know their dream' Guest Lecture 2016

Following April's centenary of Dublin's Easter Rising, His Excellency Daniel Mulhall of Ireland, Ambassador to Great Britain, was welcomed to the University by Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, for a guest lecture. 

Mr Mulhall entertained over 250 alumni, friends and students with a lecture focussing on the works of W.B. Yeats. William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th Century literature, and also served as an Irish Senator for two terms. 

A drinks reception which followed the lecture allowed guests the chance to discuss the topics covered. 

We plan on holding even more regional events throughout 2015.  To make sure you receive event invitations, please make sure your details are up to date via GU World.

Third Annual Andrew Carnegie Lecture: 'Trust in Science' 2016

Third Annual Andrew Carnegie Lecture: 'Trust in Science' 2016

Around 200 people attended the annual Carnegie lecture at the University's Sir Charles Wilson Lecture theatre on Wednesday 25 May, where Sir Paul Nurse presented his lecture entitled Trust in Science. The Andrew Carnegie Lecture Series, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, aims to bring some of the world’s most important thinkers to Scotland to engage with local audiences in a vibrant exchange of knowledge and ideas in the arts, sciences, education, and international affairs.  

Paul Nurse is a geneticist and cell biologist who has worked on how the eukaryotic cell cycle is controlled and how cell shape and cell dimensions are determined. His major work has been on the cyclin dependent protein kinases and how they regulate cell reproduction. In 2010, he was elected as President of the Royal Society for a five-year term. He is currently Director of the Francis Crick Institute in London and has served as Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK and President of Rockefeller University. He shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and has received the Albert Lasker Award and the Royal Society's Royal and Copley Medals. He was knighted in 1999 and received the Legion d'honneur in 2003.

You can view this well received lecture here.

Tartan Day Parade 2016

Tartan Day Parade 2016

A group of 33 alumni and their families braved a dreich day in NYC to walk in the Annual Tartan Day Parade on Saturday 9 April. Despite the rain, the group proudly marched up 6th Avenue to represent the University of Glasgow. 

Toronto Events 2016

Toronto Events 2016

57 Alumni, from all over the Great Toronto Area, came together on Thursday 7 April at the Mill Street Brewery in Toronto. Guests mingled, sampled local craft beers, and had the chance to hear more about the world-changing discoveries recently made at Glasgow. 

Cradle of Scotland Exhibition Reception Perth 2016

Cradle of Scotland Exhibition Reception Perth 2016

On Tuesday 15 March, Professor Stephen Driscoll, Professor of Historical Archaeology, gave a unique insight into the 10 years of work archaeologists from the University had undertaken in the rich landscapes of Forteviot in Strathearn, Perthshire at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery. This work culminating in the exhibition entitled, Cradle of Scotland, which was jointly curated by The Hunterian and Perth Museum and Art Gallery. 

During the course of the evening, over 100 attendees from Perth and surrounding areas, were treated to a lecture from Professor Driscoll, a drinks reception, and the opportunity to view the exhibition itself. 

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in attending our events or if you have any suggestions for future events. Please get in touch with the events team by telephone: 0141 330 3593 or email: daoevents@glasgow.ac.uk.

Atlanta Alumni Gathering 2016

Atlanta Alumni Gathering 2016

On Thursday 9 March a small group gathered in Atlanta to meet fellow alumni in the Georgia area. Fran Shepherd of the Development and Alumni Office welcomed the group at TAP Gastropub. 

NYC Event 2016

NYC Event 2016

Over 63 friends and alumni of the University gathered at Upper Story by Charlie Palmer, at the D&D Building. Hosted by The Principal & Vice Chancellor Professor Anton Muscatelli, on Monday 7 March, guests had a chance to mingle and to hear all the latest about the upcoming developments on Gilmorehill. 

Tacoma Museum Tour 2016

Tacoma Museum Tour 2016

On Sunday 28 February 2016, a small group of Alumni had the opportunity to take part in an exclusive tour of the Washington State History Museum, to learn about the artefacts on loan from the Hunterian Museum on campus.  

Adam Smith Lecture Series 2016

Adam Smith Lecture Series 2016

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor, hosted the first of the 2016 series of specialist lectures from the Adam Smith Business School on Wednesday 17 February. Around 200 guests attended this lecture with guest speaker Mr Antonio Horta-Osario, CEO of Lloyds Banking, in the Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre. 

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in attending our events or if you have any suggestions for future events. Please get in touch with the events team by telephone: 0141 330 7566/3593 or email: daoevents@glasgow.ac.uk.

Burns Supper Boston and Burns Supper Chicago 2016

Burns Supper Boston and Burns Supper Chicago 2016

The University hosted two Burns Suppers in North America this year, both hosted by the illustrious Clark McGinn (PhD 2014). The first took place in Boston, on Thursday 25 February, at the iconic Hampshire House on Beacon Hill. 44 alumni and friends from the East Coast gathered to celebrate the Bard.

On Saturday 27 February, a second dinner was hosted in Chicago at the University Club of Chicago. 68 guests from the Midwest came together at the historic building overlooking Lake Michigan for a night of verse and a ceilidh. 

The Culture of Governance in Scotland: Guest lecture from Michael Russell MSP 2016

The Culture of Governance in Scotland: Guest lecture from Michael Russell MSP 2016

On Monday 1 February 2016 Michael Russell MSP, Professor of Scottish Culture and Governance, presented a lecture entitled The Culture of Governance in Scotland to over 150 guests. During his lecture Professor Russell considered how Scotland has been, is and might be governed and what makes that governance distinctive. 

Guests had a chance to discuss the topics covered over some drinks and canapés post lecture.  

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in attending our events or if you have any suggestions for future events. Please get in touch with the events team by telephone: 0141 330 7566/3593 or email:daoevents@glasgow.ac.uk.

2016 London Burns Supper

2016 London Burns Supper

On Friday 15 January 2016, over 120 alumni and their family and friends to a University Burns Supper in London. Hosted by the Caledonian Clun in Belgravia, guests enjoyed a drinks reception, four course dinner and ceilidh. The evening was a wonderful way to reconnect with old friends, meet fellow graduates and share news about the University, all while enjoying this traditional Scottish celebration.

The alumni team plan on being in London more than ever throughout 2016 and we look forward to meeting all our London based alumni at our forthcoming events. To receive invitations please ensure your contact details are correct via GU WORLD

Contact Details

Contact Details

If you would like to know more about previous events for alumni and friends, please contact:

The Events Team
Development and Alumni Office
The University of Glasgow
2 The Square
Glasgow
G12 8QQ

t. 0141 330 7566/3593
e. daoevents@glasgow.ac.uk