A new exhibition charting Scotland’s role in the development and growth of football has recently opened at the Kelvingrove Museum and Special Collections is delighted to contribute by loaning an important item. The 1691 edition of Scottish school-teacher David Wedderburn’s… Read More ›
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You may have visited the Unrivalled Collection exhibition currently on display in the Hunterian Art Gallery. This show celebrates the first general guide to the Hunterian Museum. Compiled by Captain James Laskey (ca. 1760- 1829), it was published two hundred… Read More ›
Swept away by Special Collections? Awed by Archives? If you have been inspired by our collections, now is your chance to share it with the world! We are looking for current University of Glasgow students to contribute posts on Special… Read More ›
As an anatomist, physician and man-midwife, Dr William Hunter unsuprisingly collected a lot of material relating to medicine, including a number of incunabula. This batch features several medical books from Hunter’s library, including the Fasciculus Medicinae. One of the most popular of… Read More ›
To coincide with Dr. Emma Macleod’s lecture Republican Reality: Scotland and the USA 1790-1820, the fifth in the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies Vox Populi seminar series, we offer up a tale of two WiIsons. Both were born in… Read More ›
What is the future of printed media? Special Collections (with an apologetic nod to Radio 4) takes The Long View!
The University’s Development and Alumni Office is staging a panel debate on 4 March examining the future of printed media. The panel – to be chaired by journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil – will consider the current trends in digital… Read More ›