Memorial Service of Thanksgiving

Issued: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:27:00 BST

A low shot view of the magnificent University of Glasgow Chapel

On the evening of Tuesday 22 October 2019, the University of Glasgow held its annual memorial service of thanksgiving to honour the memory of those who have bequeathed their body to the institution.

Each year, families, relatives, and friends are invited to join School of Life Sciences and Anatomy Facility staff and students in the University Chapel as we gather to pay our respects to donors.

Distinguished Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences attendees at the 2019 commemoration included Head of College Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, who led the thanks, and Head of the School Professor Simon Guild.

They were joined by academic, technical, and administrative members of the Anatomy team, students, senior Life Sciences colleagues, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing and the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow and the Hunterian.

The Scottish Government was represented by HM Inspector of Anatomy for Scotland Professor Gordon Findlater and Ms Katrina McNeill.

Professor Dominiczak said: "Each year in the University Chapel, we hold a special service to express our thanks for the unique gift donors make.

"The gift is, quite literally, a gift of life. Because of the research and teaching we are able to perform, future physicians and surgeons will learn and experience the skills which will make them accomplished in their fields and researchers will be able to understand and gain insights into the mysteries of the human body.

"Through the service we express our thanks in a way that welcomes and includes all and shows the attendees that they and their loved ones belong in the community that is the University of Glasgow."