New Library, New Horizons and the New Librarian

Image of the Friends of Glasgow University Library newsletterThe Friends of Glasgow University Library have just published their September newsletter.  It is FUGL's 40th anniversary year and this edition outlines a busy programme of activity.  It also pays tribute to Helen Durndell, who stood down as University Librarian a little earlier this year.  Helen is taking up a Board position with the National Library of Scotland. Visit the Friends of Glasgow University Library website.

Email: friends@lib.gla.ac.uk

Upcoming Events

New Library, New Horizons and the New Librarian

  • Date: Tuesday 13 October 2015
  • Time: 19:00 - 20:00
  • Venue: Talk Lab, Level 3, University Library
  • Speaker: Susan Ashworth

In this month's Talk-in-the-Library, arranged by The Friends of Glasgow University Library, Susan Ashworth, the University's new Director Library Services and Librarian will give an overview of the wide range of activities that Library staff undertake to support Research and Learning and Teaching in the University, and will disclose plans for developing space in the Library and campus into the future.
Talk open to all, and followed by refreshments.

Script to Print: The Afterlives of Medieval Texts

  • Date: Tuesday 24 November 2015
  • Time: 19:00 – 20:00
  • Venue: Talk Lab, Level 3, University Library
  • Speaker: Professor Jeremy Smith

In this month's Talk- in- the- Library, arranged by The Friends of Glasgow University Library, www.gla.ac.uk/fgul , Professor Jeremy Smith, Head of the School of Critical Studies , illustrates the fascinating journey from script to print and how inquisitive minds learned to promote their thoughts and knowledge. He engages with the transmission of medieval texts in the early modern and Enlightenment worlds with special reference to Scotland and Ireland.
Talk open to all, and followed by refreshments.

The Songs of Robert Burns - A Glasgow Perspective

  • Date: Tuesday 9 February 2016
  • Time: 19:00 – 20:00
  • Venue: Talk Lab, Level 3, University Library
  • Speaker: Professor Gerard Carruthers

In this month's Talk- in- the- Library, arranged by The Friends of Glasgow University Library, www.gla.ac.uk/fgul , Professor Gerard Carruthers, of the Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature, and Co-Director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, marks the creativity of the Bard from a Glasgow perspective. With songs performed by the distinguished soprano and instrumentalist Alison McNeill.
Talk and concert open to all, and followed by refreshments.

Thomas Hopkirk - Books, Botany and Fungi

  • Date: Tuesday 15 March 2016
  • Time: 19:00 – 20:00
  • Venue: Talk Lab, Level 3, University Library
  • Speaker: Dick Peebles

In this month's Talk- in- the- Library, arranged by The Friends of Glasgow University Library, www.gla.ac.uk/fgul , Dick Peebles, mycologist and wildfoods entrepreneur, celebrates and illustrates the work and legacies of Thomas Hopkirk the pioneering botanist, founder of the Royal Botanic Institution of Glasgow , early lithographer and publisher including The Glasgow Looking Glass in 1825 which forms a central part of the Hunterian Art Gallery Exhibition in 2016 of The World's First Comic?
Talk open to all, and followed by refreshments.


First published: 21 September 2015