Cycle Glasgow 2013

Cycle Glasgow 2013

Well done to the more than 400 cyclists who took part on Sunday 18 August, raising £17,187 in sponsorship.  All monies were directed towards The Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre in Glasgow.  Thank you to everyone who took part and supported this event!

Thank you also to our sponsors - Thomas Tunnock Ltd, Costco Cash and Carry, and Overton Farm Shop and Butchery - your support is very much appreciated.

We hope to make next year bigger and better, so if you have any suggestions on how we can do this, or would like to take part or become a volunteer, then please contact Fiona Donnelly on 0141 330 7132 or email daoevents@gla.ac.uk


2013 Zip Slide

2013 Zip Slide

On the weekend of June 1st and 2nd 2013, 40 brave volunteers sped across the river Clyde on a 150ft high zip wire. The event raised an amazing £16,713 for the Beatson Pebble Appeal, the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre and Brain Tumour Research. Thanks to everyone who provided sponsorship and who took part!

If you would like to take part in future fundraising events please contact daoevents@glasgow.ac.uk




2013 Munro Challenge

2013 Munro Challenge

The sun shone brightly on the weekend of May 25-27th when 70 keen walkers took to the hills to raise funds for The Beatson Pebble Appeal.  A total of 44 hills were climbed over the weekend and a wonderful total of £5770 was raised for the appeal.  Thank you to all who took part and to those who sponsored the event. We plan to organise another Munro Challenge in 2015 so keep an eye on our website for details.




2013 Chicago Burns Supper

2013 Chicago Burns Supper

The hotly anticipated Chicago Burns Supper made a welcome return on Saturday 23 February 2013 at the Racquet Club of Chicago. This popular event was well supported with 68 alumni, guests and prospective students in attendance. Special thanks must go to Albert Van Alyea and our Midwest Alumni Association Coordinator Ginny Van Alyea (JYA 2001) for delivering the wonderful Toast to the Lassies and Reply respectively. Musical group Glen Ayre were on hand to entertain guests throughout the dinner and then rounded off the evening with a few ceilidh sets.


2013 Washington, DC Burns Supper

2013 Washington, DC Burns Supper

Over 80 alumni, friends and prospective students came together in celebration of Scots poet Robert Burns and Glasgow at the Washington, DC Burns Supper on Thursday 21 February 2013 at the University Club of DC. Alumnus Clark McGinn once again entertained with his amusing Address (despite being presented with a rather sad looking Haggis) and Immortal Memory. Professor David Fearn, International Dean for the Americas, welcomed guests along and Melvyn Pond, President of American Alumni of Glasgow University (AAGU), thanked all in attendance for their support of the University’s fundraising initiatives. Guests were entertained throughout the evening by Peter Walker and The Devil’s Tailors who provided a wonderful soundtrack to the event and the music for the ceilidh.


2012 Toronto: Glasgow's Canadian Connections: Reception & Poster Exhibition

2012 Toronto: Glasgow's Canadian Connections: Reception & Poster Exhibition

Alumni were invited to attend a special evening reception on Saturday 20 October at the Granite Club in Toronto to celebrate Glasgow’s many Canadian Connections. Canada boasts a very strong Scottish cultural identity and Canadian students have attended the University since the early 1880s. The Principal, Professor Anton Muscatelli, welcomed over 50 guests who enjoyed the opportunity to view the mini poster exhibition featuring special collections from our Archives and Hunterian Museum illustrating our many links, past and present, with Canada.


2012 North Carolina: An evening in celebration of Duke & Glasgow

2012 North Carolina: An evening in celebration of Duke & Glasgow

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, hosted a special celebration event at the Washington Duke Inn, Durham, North Carolina on Tuesday 16 October 2012. For almost 30 years Glasgow has been welcoming visiting students from Duke University and we were delighted to mark this long standing relationship with colleagues from Duke and alumni from the local area. The Duke Public Policy Studies course began with the first student cohort arriving at Gilmorehill in September 1985. Guest speakers on the night included two members of staff from Duke who were instrumental in setting up the programme in the 1980s, Prof. Bruce R Kuniholm, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy and Joel L Fleishman, Professor of Law and Public Policy Sciences. Entertainment was provided by the Wake & District Pipe Band, Iain Kelly (BSc 1974) reminisced about Glasgow, Rob Taylor (MA 1998, Diploma 2000) gave a Burns Address, and Bill McCulloch (MBChB 1977) brought the evening to a close with a song. Special thanks must go to the Raleigh-Durham Alumni Association contacts Harry Nicol (BSc 1969) and Nathan Isley (MArch 1992) for helping to coordinate the evening.


2012 NYC Alumni Cocktail Party at Christie's

2012 NYC Alumni Cocktail Party at Christie's

Over 70 alumni and friends from the Tri-State area attended an evening reception at Christie’s, Rockefeller Center in the heart of New York City on Thursday 18 October 2012. The venue provided a wonderful backdrop to showcase Glasgow’s expertise in the Arts and also to celebrate the University’s relationship with Christie’s Education.

The evening included short talks from Professor David Gaimster, Director of the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery and Veronique Chagnon-Burke, Associate Professor, Director of Studies, Christie’s Education. Guests then had the opportunity to sample delicious canapés and cocktails whilst enjoying the opportunity to view some of the artworks on display that were due to be auctioned at Christie’s next event.  


Contact Details

Contact Details

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

Clare Kidd
Development and Alumni Office
The University of Glasgow
2 The Square
Glasgow
G12 8QQ
t. 0141 330 4978
e. clare.kidd@glasgow.ac.uk