Reach 09 - Welcome


Welcome to the 9th edition of Reach, the College of Arts’ industry engagement newsletter. The College continues to prosper, enjoying a variety of successes in research and teaching, as well as knowledge exchange activities working closely with our partners. For more detail, see the second edition of our online College of Arts’ Newsletter which can be found at:

The newly developed Kelvin Hall is now open for business, and was visited by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, on 11 November. As well as housing an impressive array of items from the Hunterian and Glasgow Life collections and the moving image archive of the National Library of Scotland, Kelvin Hall is also the venue for many postgraduate taught programmes in the College of Arts, some of them entirely new.

With Kelvin Hall we take our first steps in the College of Arts’ aspiration to become a major contributor to the development of a world-class Cultural Quarter in the West End of Glasgow. We hope to have a final decision on the University’s Estates Strategy over the next couple of months, and how the College of Arts will figure in the development of the new campus facing Dumbarton Road. We will keep you updated in future editions of Reach as we progress.

In this edition, a small selection of our leading experts explore a variety of public-facing themes that include safeguarding and future planning around archaeological objects and sites, the design of a retrospective exhibition on the Russian existential philosopher Lev Shestov, art provenance, control software for musical performances, questioning Christian attitudes towards same-sex marriage and ensuring the circumstances for a good death.

We hope that you enjoy the contents of the newsletter and that you find them stimulating. Please do get in touch ( if you think we could work together to our mutual benefit: we would be very keen to hear from you and to learn more about your organisation and needs.


Professor Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh

Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts

Iar-Phrionnsabal agus Ceannard Cholaiste nan Ealain



If you wish to find out more about the College of Arts or about how you can progress your ideas (i) as an academic wishing to engage with a non-academic organisation or (ii) as a non-academic organisation interested in engaging with the academic knowledge base, please email the College of Arts KE Team.


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