World changing Glasgow

University from Kelvingrove Park

Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation and our past achievements inspire our current world changers.

1451: The University is established

1776: ADAM SMITH publishes The Wealth of Nations

1848: Lord Kelvin proposes an absolute temperature scale, now called the Kelvin scale

1867: Joseph Lister introduces antiseptic in surgery

1894: Marion Gilchrist is the first woman in Scotland to graduate in Medicine

1896: John Macintyre opens the world’s first X-ray department

1913: Nobel Prizewinner Frederick Soddy discovers isotopes

1926: John Logie Baird invents television

1958: Ian Donald shows us the first ultrasound image of a foetus

1967: Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovers radio pulsars

1974: Graham Teasdale and Bryan Jennett create the Glasgow Coma Scale

1999: Donald Dewar becomes the inaugural First Minister of Scotland

2004: Edwin Morgan becomes Scotland’s first national poet

2015: Sheila Rowan leads the Glasgow team that first detected gravitational waves