Memorial Service for Professor Archie Duncan

Issued: Tue, 08 May 2018 09:00:00 BST

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The University of Glasgow will hold a memorial service for Professor Archie Duncan, who died at the end of last year aged 91.

Professor Duncan, FBA FRSE, was the former Professor Scottish History and Literature from 1962 to 1993 and former Dean of the Arts Faculty, Clerk of Senate and Dean of Deans at the University.

Former colleagues and students, family and friends will take part in the service on 22 May, 2018, at 6pm, followed by a reception.

The service is being led by the Rev Stuart MacQuarrie, the University’s Chaplain, to mark his passing.

Professor Dauvit Broun, Chair of Scottish History, said: “This is our way of thanking a very diligent servant of the University and inspiring teacher. But also to commemorate a distinguished Scottish and international intellectual figure who spent most of his career at Glasgow.”

Professor Broun added: “Archie was widely liked and respected and various distinguished colleagues and alumni have already expressed an interest in attending. Everyone is welcome to attend and pay tribute to this inspirational historian, scholar and teacher. ”

You can read Professor Broun’s tribute to Professor Duncan, published earlier this year, by clicking here.