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Syphilis in the Library

Special Collections recently discovered that the University of Glasgow possesses perhaps the third strongest collection in the United Kingdom of printed works on syphilis before the early nineteenth century, containing many extremely rare medical treatises, some of which are unique in… Read More ›

Secret History of Our Streets

  BBC2’s award winning series of The Secret History of Our Streets has returned with a second series focusing on three archetypal streets in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Episode Two  features Glasgow’s Duke Street. To illustrate how Glasgow was laid out in Victorian… Read More ›

It’s Games time!

Tonight, after months and years of anticipation and preparation, the curtain finally goes up on the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games! Fourteen black and gold sports stars are poised to represent Scotland and Pakistan, and two of us from Archives and… Read More ›

BBC2 Coast Series 9

In January the BBC filmed some of our beautiful aquatint etchings from A Voyage Round Great Britain by William Daniell and Richard Ayton, London, 1814-1825 for Series 9 of the popular BBC2 series Coast. A celebration of the rural coastline of… Read More ›

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