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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

Contact Details

Contact Details

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

Emily Howie

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

t. 0141 330 2668
e. emily.howie@glasgow.ac.uk