Earliest graduates go live online

Archive Services have launched a new section of the University of Glasgow Story .  Users can use the site to discover the details of the 13,000 people who graduated from the University of Glasgow from its foundation in 1451 until 1896.

Early student at the University

The first graduates of the University were Nicholaus Bully, Michael Levinstone and Alexander Levinstone, who all graduated Bachelors of Arts in 1451.  University Graduates to 1896 provides access to other notable ‘first’ graduates from the University, including Alexander Sinclair, the first ‘international’ graduate.  Alexander, who graduated Masters of Arts in 1461, and his family had links with Orkney when it was under Norwegian rule.  James McCune Smith, the first African-American to practise medicine in the United States of America, studied at the University in the 1830s, graduating with his medical degree (MD) in 1837.  The thirteen women who graduated from the University from 1894 until 1896 are included, including Marion Gilchrist the first female graduate, who graduated with her medical degree (MB CM) in 1894.

Alongside the records of the University’s eminent and well-known graduates are the records of the men and women who studied at the University and went on to make a contribution to their local communities.

Please do have a look at the site which is a fantastic resource for family historians

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