Celebrating 150 years of English at Glasgow

Celebrating 150 years of English at Glasgow

John Nichol, the first Regius Professor of English, delivered his inaugural lecture to the University on the 17 November 1862.

This notable lecture began a tradition of excellence in the subject that has seen the University of Glasgow become an internationally recognised centre for teaching and research in English and Scottish Language and Literature.

Over the years, famous graduates include William Boyd, William MacIllvanney, Catherine Carswell, Janice Galloway, and Christopher Brookmyre, while the subject can count high profile names such as A.C.Bradley, Peter Alexander and Edwin Morgan (Scottish ‘Makar’) as former staff members.

Today the School of Critical Studies has an active community of teachers and researchers, and an ever-growing student body, assuring a healthy future for the study of literature and language at Glasgow