Here be dragons: exploring heraldry on Glasgow's buildings
- Cost: £95
- Credits: 0
Heraldry is a language of ownership and display, and we can see examples all around us in the buildings and structures of Glasgow. This course explores the structure and symbolism of this language and helps us to understand the meanings that individuals and organisations wanted to convey when putting their mark on their property. From the ubiquitous city arms to the heraldic devices of government, clan societies, companies and individuals, these symbols have a story to tell. This course consists of one classroom meeting and four walks in the following areas: city centre east; city centre west; Pollokshaws and district; and the West End and Kelvingrove.
This course aims to:
- Introduce students to the structures and symbolism of heraldry
- Place heraldry within the context of government, clan societies, companies and individuals found in Glasgow and visible upon buildings within the city
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- Demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the language of heraldry, through having actively participated in class discussions
- Analyse heraldic devices and place them within the contexts under consideration
Who is this course for?
Anyone who has an interest in architecture and especially Glasgow’s buildings and history.
Mode of study
This course consists of one classroom meeting and four walks in the following areas: city centre east; city centre west; Pollokshaws and district; and the West End and Kelvingrove.
Find out more
The University holds open days throughout the year where you can meet with staff to discuss our short course provision. Find out more about University of Glasgow open days