Principia - The Year in Glasgow

Issued: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:16:00 BST

This year saw our biggest intake of students from across the US: 31 students came to study with us in the fall semester and 23 students in spring.

Alongside their academic studies, Principia students were offered opportunities to broaden their cultural and community-building experiences through the Events program, which this year included:

  • Afternoon trips to some of Glasgow’s wide range of culturally significant locations. This year included visits to House for an Art Lover, built to the designs of renowned Glasgwegian architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and to the People’s Palace Museum, which tells the social history of Glasgow through the eyes and experiences of the people who have lived and worked in the city over the past 150 years.

  • A full-day trip to Ayrshire, where students visited the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway to learn more about the life and works of Scotland’s national bard, and on to the dramatic clifftop setting of Culzean Castle (pronounced Cullane) and its beautiful gardens.

  • We particularly enjoyed the newly introduced ‘wine and nibbles’ event. In which Principia students and staff came together at the end of each semester to share their experiences and celebrate before leaving for home.

Here are just a few memories from cohorts 15 and 16.

Alloway Cohort 16

The best laid schemes of mice and men and women: students from cohort 16, pictured at the giant mouse statue in Alloway, the birthplace of poet Robert Burns.

Culzean Castle - Ronnie Young

Culzean Castle, photographed by Ronnie Young

Cohort 15 Reception

Students from cohort 15 in December

Cohort 16 Reception 1

Staff and students at the wine and nibbles event for semester 2

Cohort 16 Reception 2


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