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Welcome from the Principal

Professor 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 Anton Muscatelli

  • On This Day

    July 8

    1657
    Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland, granted to the University the Bishopric of Galloway with its abbey and priory, and a revenue of up to £200 per annum of the deanery and sub-deanery of Glasgow, with the churches that belonged to the former dean and chapter of Glasgow, as well as the churches of Peebles and Maybole and the abbacy of Corseraguel. Cromwell also granted the vacant stipends of other churches, confirmed the immunities and exemptions that had been granted by monarchs in the past and declared that the University should remain free of all tributes, collections and taxations.

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  • Featured Image

    The University of Glasgow Story currently features 2078 images of people, buildings and objects. Browse the image collection to see them all.
    Biographies of 3419 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 18864 men and women through our new University Alumni section.

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