Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:32:00 BST
A rare Braille collection of the complete works of Robert Burns was today (Wednesday 11 October 2017) be presented to the University of Glasgow by Joan Muir, from Kilwinning in Ayrshire, who had gifted them earlier to the local Irvine Burns Club.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:00:00 BST
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:27:00 BST
Archaeologists from the University of Glasgow have uncovered conclusive evidence that a wooden hut traditionally associated with St Columba at the monastery on the island of Iona does indeed date to his lifetime in the late sixth century AD.
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:00:00 BST
Leading international specialists in the field of art history have launched a collaborative research project centring around one of Glasgow Museums’ most famous paintings, the Lady in a Fur Wrap, attributed to El Greco (1541–1614.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:30:00 BST
A new online digital resource has been launched to bring to life one of Scotland's most important prehistoric settlement sites. Led by the University of Glasgow the digital resource aims to widen public engagement with the archaeological research at the Perthshire sites.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:00:00 GMT
Movers and shakers from the music industry will meet for a day event at the University of Glasgow to highlight the importance of the industry for jobs and and the economy.The one day event aims to highlight the career paths and opportunities available within the sector.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:49:00 GMT
World heritage experts will meet at the University of Glasgow to discuss how to bring the history of the Roman Antonine Wall to life through digital technology.It could entail a coast-to-coast digital map of the wall, from the Clyde to the Forth, which would provide visual images and graphics bringing the storytelling of the wall to life for visitors.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:40:00 GMT
A rare collection of printed song sheets from the time of Robert Burns, compiled in a book belonging to ‘Agnes Burns’ has been donated to the University of Glasgow’s Archives and Special Collections by a University graduate and businessman. The book comprises of 18th century songs sheets containing over 100 songs with music. Many of the songs are Scottish standards as well as a large quantity of Irish songs.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 GMT
The Director of The Hunterian is to leave the University of Glasgow to take up a major new role in New Zealand. Professor David Gaimster will leave his job, which he has held for over 6 years, to become Director of the Auckland War Memorial Museum. He is expected to take up his new role in March.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:00:00 GMT
A volunteer army of music lovers is being recruited to take part in the world's first ever live music census. For one night in March, organisers aim to track performances in cities across the country – from lone buskers to massed choirs, from pub gigs to stadium concerts.The UK census, conducted by the University of Edinburgh with support from the universities of Glasgow and Newcastle, aims to measure live music’s cultural and economic value to help inform policy.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT
The threat facing ancient archaeological sites in areas of conflict in the Middle East will be discussed at a major international conference at the University of Glasgow today. Archaeologists from around the world will attend the three-day BANEA conference to discuss the international response to preserve and protect cultural heritage and historical sites.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT
New Court of Session papers,thought to have been "lost” for more than 200 years, have been unearthed by the Faculty of Advocates and Professor Gerard Carruthers, University of Glasgow, which shines new light on Thomas Muir and how he courted controversy in his early years which may have contributed to his treatment by the courts later in life.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Glasgow’s iconic Kelvin Hall has been officially reopened by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, at a special ceremony today (November 11). The First Minister unveiled a plaque to commemorate the £35 million refurbishment of the former international sporting venue, and was given a tour of the building.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:28:00 GMT
The Hunterian in the South - a new rotational display giving a flavour of the University of Glasgow’s Hunterian collections – has been launched officially at the University’s Crichton campus in Dumfries.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:12:00 BST
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 08:00:00 BST
Philosopher and cultural theorist Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah will be guest speaker at the annual BBC Reith Lecture 2016, hosted this year by the University of Glasgow.Presented by Sue Lawley the lecture will be recorded before a live audience at the Sir Charles Wilson building this evening (October 7).
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:00:00 BST
A two-day festival is being held in a Scottish Borders pub to celebrate the life and works of an 18th Century “unsung” Scottish poet, Allan Ramsay. Literary academics, politicians and Allan Ramsay fans will come together for the weekend celebration to mark his poetry and launch a new cultural heritage resource centre dedicated to his life and works.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 06:00:00 BST
How can we define our Gaelic culture in 2016? A culture so connected to the land and seasons, rooted in old customs and ritual, now disappearing? Is there any worth in preserving them? These are the main themes behind a special collaborative theatre performance to be staged in Glasgow on Monday (October 10)
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:00:00 BST
The songs of Robert Burns have been stripped back to how they originally sounded, and while some will like them others may not find them easy listening. Burns’ songs are normally associated with a fiddle, guitar and accordion and often played in the back room of a pub, but the University of Glasgow has recorded them how they were originally intended by Robert Burns himself, and they sound very different.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:00:00 BST
Two University of Glasgow lecturers have brought to light a little-known portrait of the Rev James McLagan (1728-1805), chaplain to the Black Watch, who is the focus of a research project focused on his significant and early collection of Gaelic manuscripts, held by the University of Glasgow.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:00:00 BST
Visitors will be able to explore the latest new addition to the Pollok Park WW1 trenches during an open day to be held on Sunday. Visitors to the World War I learning facility Digging In will be able to explore the newly built communication trench and dugout behind the Allied front line and use trench periscopes to spot clues to enemy activity in No Man's Land.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:00:00 BST
Hunterian staff have officially moved to their new offices in the £35m revamped Kelvin Hall building. As the finishing touches are being completed on the iconic Glasgow landmark building, staff at The Hunterian have relocated to the new combined centre for learning, culture, heritage, sporting and leisure in the heart of Glasgow’s west end.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:01:00 BST
Two hundred and seventy years after the defeat of the Jacobites under Bonnie Prince Charlie a ground breaking new book reveals the truth of what really took place on Culloden Moor near Inverness in 1746 - and the enduring significance the battle had for the rise of the British Empire and the marginalisation of the Celt.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:00 BST
Glasgow Science Festival launches across the city on Thursday (June 9) with a host of events to inspire all ages about science, from film screenings, debates and exhibitions to stand-up comedy, family fun days and even cheese tasting.
Fri, 20 May 2016 11:14:00 BST
British and German warships will lay wreaths at the site of the Battle of Jutland in the North Sea to commemorate the biggest naval engagement of the First World War, in which more than 6,000 British and 2,500 German sailors died.
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT
The redevelopment of one of Glasgow’s most famous landmarks is taking shape and well on target for completion in the summer. Kelvin Hall is being transformed into one of the biggest museum and academic research centres in the UK, and will also house a public sporting and museums facility as well as becoming home to the National Library of Scotland’s Scottish Screen Archive.
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:01:00 BST
Students from The University of Glasgow, The Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have joined forces with the musicians of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to create Dream On!, inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT
The oldest comic book in the world goes on display for the first time in a major comic exhibition also featuring works by Lichtenstein, Warhol, Rembrandt and DC Comic's world renowned graphic artist Frank Quitely. The Comic Invention exhibition opens at the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow tomorrow (March 18).
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT
The redevelopment of one of Glasgow’s most famous landmarks is taking shape and well on target for completion in the summer.Kelvin Hall is being transformed into one of the biggest museum and academic research centres in the UK, and will also house a public sporting and museums facility as well as becoming home to the National Library of Scotland’s Scottish Screen Archive.
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:44:00 GMT
Robert Burns was a man of the people, writing poetry and prose for all, and that is the same ethic behind a new free online Burns course being launched by the University of Glasgow.The free course will take Burns to the people when it is launched on Burns Night making the Scottish Bard’s work even more accessible.
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:30:00 GMT
In the year the world prepares to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, and just days before the annual celebrations of Robert Burns’ birth, leading academics will gather at Burns’ birthplace to compare and contrast the two literary greats.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:57:00 GMT
Theatre director and creative artist Graham Eatough has won the £40,000 Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for his collaborative film commission looking at the life of author Anthony Burgess. Graham, a teaching assistant in Theatre, Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow, won the prestigious arts prize with Glasgow based co-artist Stephen Sutcliffe.
“Archaeology is for Everyone” strategy launched at EAA conference hosted by the University of Glasgow
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:20:00 BST
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:41:00 BST
Doctoral researchers in Scotland are set to benefit from a unique £16.8 million initiative that is launching today to help train the next generation of professionals working in the arts and humanities.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:25:00 BST
Iconic works of art that hang in the committee rooms of the House of Commons in Westminster have been conserved by students at the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Textile Conservation and will be on public display on Saturday during London’s Open House weekend.