West End Lectures ADED11266

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

In a new series of 10 lectures, experts on Glasgow's outstanding Victorian and Edwardian West End present fully illustrated talks on its architectural heritage, stained glass, local and industrial history and transport. With an in-depth lecture followed by extended discussion each evening, this series aims to educate and entertain, within a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The course is hosted throughout by BBC journalist Colin MacKay.


Block 2 (for 10 weeks)

Wednesdays, 19.30-21.30

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The course aims to:

Inform students on the architectural and other historic aspects of the West End.

Give a wide-ranging yet detailed understanding of the unique character of the Victorian West End of Glasgow, the perpetual evolution of its built environment, and the role of its past and present residents in the wider history of Glasgow and Scotland.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


■ Demonstrate an enhanced appreciation, knowledge and understanding of the surroundings, physical, cultural and historical, of the rich tapestry that is Glasgow's much-loved West End

■ Identify historical patterns of architectural and social development of the West End of Glasgow

■ Identify the key historical personalities, events and places formative in the establishment of the area's unique character

■ Summarise the major issues affecting the continued preservation of the area's historic built environment and its special character.

■ The above will be demonstrated through discussion in class.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits