The Stevenson Lectures in Citizenship were established in 1921 by a bequest to the University from Sir Daniel Macaulay Stevenson (1851 – 1944) a Glasgow-born engineer, politician and philanthropist.

Purpose of the Stevenson Trust

“... to make provision in Glasgow for instruction in the rights, duties, and obligations of citizens in relation to the city, the state, and the commonwealth of nations; to promote study, inquiry and research in subjects bearing on local government, national polity, and international community; and thereby to emphasize the compatibility of civic or local with national patriotism, and of both with full and free international co-operation.”  D.M.Stevenson