About the Stevenson Trust

The Stevenson Trust was established in 1921 by a bequest to the University of Glasgow from Sir Daniel Macaulay Stevenson to fund a Lectureship in Citizenship.‎

According to Sir Stevenson's wishes, the purposes of the Trust are: "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.”

Since 2006 the Trust has promoted a series of annual lectures on citizenship themes. These are held at the University of Glasgow and open to academics, students and the general public.

Speakers have included Professor Sir Bernard Crick and other politicians, academics, political theorists, journalists, educators and cultural commentators.

The Trust also supports a number of other activities concerned with citizenship, such as conferences and events for schools.