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Welcome from the Principal

Professor Sir Anton MuscatelliWelcome to the University of Glasgow Story. Through this website, the University pays tribute to the talented men and women who have made a contribution to the development of the University over the past six centuries.

The University's reputation and standing as one of the world's leading universities is built upon the work of those men and women who have studied, taught and undertaken pioneering research here. It is also built on the network of alumni, friends and partners who support the University's activities in all sorts of crucial ways. In this website, we tell their story and the part they have played in the University's 550 years of innovation and excellence. I hope you will find this site interesting and informative and that through its pages you will have the opportunity to relive the remarkable Glasgow Story which continues to this day.

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli

  • On This Day

    October 20

    1945
    Around 400 undergraduates dressed in dungarees, sports kits and Home Guard uniforms took part in the traditional fight to enter the Rectorial election polling booth beneath the University clock tower. Mud pies, bags of soot and decaying vegetables were used as missiles in the engagement but only minor casualties were reported.

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  • Featured Image

    The University of Glasgow Story currently features 2367 images of people, buildings and objects. Browse the image collection to see them all.
    Biographies of 3663 people connected to the University are also available.

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  • University Graduates 1451-1914

    The University Seal

    Including the names of all the graduates of the University from its foundation in 1451 until 1914. You can browse or search the records to find out more about these 18857 men and women through our new University Alumni section.

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