Commemoration Day

Published: 25 May 2012

University staff and guests are warmly invited to attend Commemoration Day

I would like to encourage you to attend Commemoration Day, particularly the Graduation Ceremony in the Bute Hall where we will have high profile honorary graduands whom you may want to meet:


Reverend William John HARVEY, Former Leader of the Iona Community


Ms Jackie BIRD, Journalist and Broadcaster Professor Fernando GALVÁN, President of the Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain Professor Dame Janet L NELSON, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, King's College London


Dr Lee GOLDMAN, Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences, Columbia University, USA Professor Rolf-Dieter HEUER, Director General of CERN


Mrs Alison BRUCE, University of Glasgow's Lay Representative, RCVS Ms Viviane REDING, Vice-President of the European Commission


Commemoration Day celebrates the foundation of the University of Glasgow in 1451. In 2012, this will include: 

.         Service for the Commemoration of Benefactors in the University Chapel at 9.45am

.         Graduation Ceremony for the conferment of Honorary Degrees in the Bute Hall at 11.00am

You and a guest(s) are warmly invited to attend all of the above events on Wednesday 13 June 2012. You are also invited to join the academic procession at both or either event.

You and your guest(s) are also very welcome to come to the Lunch in the Hunter Halls after the ceremony at 1.00pm for 1.15pm. Please complete and return the enclosed Booking Form, indicating the events that you will be able to attend on 13th June and if you would like to attend the lunch, please ensure that you complete the payment details on the form. It would be appreciated if responses are received no later than Friday 18 May, in order that appropriate arrangements can be made. A card confirming arrangements will be sent to you shortly after the 18 May, along with the appropriate number of lunch tickets.

Gowns can be hired for staff wishing to take part in the academic procession free of charge but the order must be placed by 18 May 2012. For gown hire, please email Irene at with details about Height, Awarding University and Degree Awarded.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Professor Graham D Caie

Clerk of Senate and Vice Principal

First published: 25 May 2012

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