Welcome from the Principal
Welcome 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 Anton Muscatelli
Principal James Fall told the Parliamentary Commissioners of Visitation, that he had seen the Bull issued by Pope Nicholas V in 1451 as well as other charters and documents from the University archives, at the Scots College in Paris. The archives had been removed to France by Archbishop James Beaton in 1560 and never retured to Scotland. In 1838 the University inquired about the whereabouts of the archives, but were informed by the Scots College that the records had been lost during the French Revolution.
More 'on this day' features
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 18863 men and women through our new
University Alumni section.
Browse the database of graduates