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The University of Glasgow operates from a number of sites: the main campus, on Gilmorehill in the West End of Glasgow; the Garscube Estate, in Bearsden; the Dental School, in the city centre; and the Crichton campus in Dumfries, operated jointly with the University of the West of Scotland and the Open University. Previously, the University had been housed on a site on the High Street, adjacent to Glasgow Cathedral.

High StreetEdit

A model of the old High Street Building
The University of Glasgow in 1650.

The University's initial accommodation was part of the complex of religious buildings in the precincts of Glasgow Cathedral. In 1460, the University received a grant of land from James, Lord Hamilton, on the east side of the High Street, immediately north of the Blackfriars Church, on which it had its home for the next four hundred years. In the mid-seventeenth century, the Hamilton Building was replaced with a very grand two-court building with a decorated west front facing the High Street, called the "Nova Erectio", or New Building.

Over the following centuries, the University's size and scope continued to expand, including Scotland's first public museum, the Hunterian. It was a centre of the Scottish Enlightenment, and subsequently of the industrial revolution, and its expansion in the High Street was constrained. The area around the University declined as well-off residents moved westwards with expansion of the city and overcrowding of the immediate area by less well-off residents. It was this rapid slumming of the area that was a chief catalyst of the University's migration westward.

The High Street site is now occupied by assorted student accommodation belonging variously to the University of Strathclyde and a private provider.


Consequently, in 1870, it moved to a (then greenfield) site on Gilmorehill in the West End of the city - around three miles (5 km) west of its prior location - enclosed by a large meander of the River Kelvin. This originally comprised only one building, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, however it soon began expanding across Gilmorehill, and continues to do so to this day. It is centred around University Avenue, which connects Byres Road on the West side of the site to Kelvin Way and Gibson Street on the East. The road was formerly known as Dobbie's Loan and was used by farmers for driving sheep and cows to market in the centre of the town. The move away from the High Street site, and the Royal Infirmary, meant a new teaching hospital was required, for which purpose the Western Infirmary was constructed. This hospital will close in 2013, at which time the University shall acquire the site.

Main BuildingEdit

Main Building
The South Front
Alternative namesGilbert Scott Building
General information
Architectural styleNeo-gothic
AddressUniversity Avenue
Glasgow, G12 8QQ
OwnerUniversity of Glasgow
Technical details
Floor count3-5
Design and construction
ArchitectSir George Gilbert Scott, John Oldrid Scott

The University's new building was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and echoed, on a far grander scale, the original High Street campus's twin-quadrangle layout. Between the two quadrangles, Scott's son, Oldrid, built an open undercroft, above which is his grand Bute Hall (used for examinations and graduation ceremonies), and the building's signature gothic bell tower. The blond sandstone cladding and Gothic design of the building's exterior belie the modernity of its Victorian construction — Scott's building is structured upon what was then a cutting-edge riveted iron frame construction, supporting a lightweight wooden-beam roof. The building also forms the second-largest example of Gothic revival architecture in Britain, after the Palace of Westminster. An illustration of the Main Building currently features on the reverse of the current series of £100 notes issued by the Clydesdale Bank.[1] The name of the building is something of an ambiguity; when originally constructed, it was the University's only teaching building on the site, therefore a name was unnecessary. It is generally referred to as either the Main Building[2] or the Gilbert Scott Building,[3] in the name of its architect.

The Main Building is rectangular in shape, with the inner area divided into two open-air quadrangles. Because of the curvature of the ground on which the building sits, the internal quadrangles sit at first floor level, while the ground floor is only accessible from the rear of the building. The quadrangles are separated by a cloistered undercroft beneath the Bute Hall, in which major university events such as graduation ceremonies take place. Behind the Bute Hall is a grand four-sided staircase, across from which is a large bay-windowed hall connecting to the east to the Hunterian Gallery, which houses part of the Hunterian Museum. Underneath the Hunterian Gallery, at the level of the quadrangles, are the Hunter Halls, a pair of partitioned halls of equal overall size to the Gallery above, with the Concert Hall sitting behind the Bute Hall staircase. On the west side of the building from the Hunterian Gallery and on the same level as it, is the Kelvin Gallery, which originally housed the University Library until construction of its own building in 1968, and the rest of the building underneath this is occupied by the Department of Management. The east end of the building is occupied entirely by the Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences. Running along the south front of the building to the east of the Bute Hall are the University Offices, including the Principal's Office, Senate Office and Court Office, and to the west of the Bute Hall are the Turnbull, Melville, Carnegie and Senate Rooms. The space at quadrangle-level underneath these rooms was previously occupied by the Registry before its move to the newly-refurbished Fraser Building, and is to be developed into flexible postgraduate teaching space. At the south-west tip of the building is a double-level 180-seater lecture theatre. The west quadrangle originally had no building along its western side, however the Chapel was later added, and adjoining rooms to this are occupied by the Chaplaincy.


The University Chapel was constructed as a memorial to the 755 sons of the University who had lost their lives in the First World War. Designed by Sir John Burnet, it was completed in 1929 and dedicated on 4 October. Tablets on the wall behind the Communion Table list the names of those who died, while other tablets besides the stalls record the 405 members of the University community who gave their lives in the Second World War. Most of the windows are the work of Douglas Strachan, although some have been added over the years, including those on the South Wall, created by Alan Younger.

Daily services are held in the Chapel during term-time, as well as seasonal events. Before Christmas, there is a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols on the last Sunday of term, and a Watchnight service on Christmas Eve. Graduates, students, members of staff and the children of members of staff are entitled to be married in the Chapel, and the Chapel is also used for baptisms, funerals. Current law in the UK precludes civil marriages or civil partnerships actually being performed in religious premises, although such unions may be blessed in the Chapel.

The current Chaplain of the University is the Reverend Stuart MacQuarrie, and the University appoints Honorary Chaplains of other denominations.

The SquareEdit

The West end of the Main Building forms the East side of The Square, which is bounded on the North and West by terraces of townhouses and on the South by the Principal's Logding. These townhouses were formerly inhabited by Professors of the University, which earned it the nickname, Professors' Square however they are all now used for administration and teaching space.

House No. Occupant
Nos.1-2 Vacant, formerly International Office
No.3 Corporate Communications[4]
No.4 Department of Theology[5]
Nos.5-9 Stair Building (School of Law)[6]
No.10 Vice-Principal's Office (Research and Enterprise)[7]
No.11 Vice-Principal's Office (Biomedical and Life Sciences and Medicine)[8]
No.12 Principal's Lodging

The Principal, Sir Muir Russell, has maintained tradition by adopting the Principal's Lodging as his main residence. It is as yet unknown whether his successor, Professor Anton Muscatelli, will do the same. The basement of this building is occupied by the University's Equality and Diversity Unit.

University GardensEdit

University Gardens is a formerly-residential terrace composed primarily of terraced townhouses. It is a one-way street leading off University Avenue at George Service House and reconnecting with the Avenue opposite the Main Gate of the University. While previously traffic was able to drive along University Gardens to Lilybank Gardens, this connection has now been pedestrianised.

Numbers 1-14 University Gardens are formed off a row of blonde sandstone townhouses, previously occupied as residential homes but now used exclusively by University departments. The departments in this terrace are all in the Faculty of Arts, being the Departments of History, Celtic and Gaelic, English Language, History of Art, English Language and Music. The University Careers Service had previously been based at No.3, but has now relocated with other student services to the newly-refurbished Fraser Building (below), being replaced by the Department of Celtic and Gaelic, which moved from the Modern Languages Building.

University Gardens also contains the Modern Languages Building at No.16, Queen Margaret Union at No.22, Mathematics Building, Hetherington Research Club at No.13 and George Service House at No.11. The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is in the process of relocating from the Modern Languages Building to the Hetherington Building on Bute Gardens, however the new occupant of the MLB is yet to be announced.

Adam Smith BuildingEdit

Adam Smith

The Adam Smith Building, named for the noted economist, was designed by David Harvey, Alex Scott & Associates and opened in 1967. It was built on what were formerly gardens in front of Lilybank House, and was originally a home for the Faculty of Social Sciences. It now contains the administrative offices of the successor Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences, as well as the Departments of Economics, Politics, and Sociology, Anthropology & Applied Sciences, and the Adam Smith Library.

Adam Smith was a Glasgow graduate and later Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential economists of all time, largely due to his most famous works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations.

Boyd Orr BuildingEdit

Boyd Orr Building
The Boyd Orr Building from University Avenue, looking north west.
Alternative namesThe Boyd Orr Building for Basic Sciences
General information
TypeUniversity building
Architectural styleUtilitarian, Brutalist
LocationGlasgow, UK
AddressUniversity Avenue, Gilmorehill
Inaugurated3rd October 1972
OwnerUniversity of Glasgow
Technical details
Floor count11
Design and construction
Architecture firmDorward, Mathieson, Gleave & Partners

The Boyd Orr Building's original name was The Boyd Orr Building for Basic Sciences,[9] and it was constructed to provide teaching accommodation for first and second year students in the Science Faculties. The Building was inaugurated on 3rd October 1972 by Sir Eric Ashby FRS, a botanist and Master of Clare College, Cambridge[10] and named after John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr, a former Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and Nobel Laureate, who was Chancellor of the University from 1946 to his death in 1971.[11]

The front of the building looks south-west onto University Avenue, the main thoroughfare of the Gilmorehill site, facing the side of the Wolfson Medical School Building, while the back of the building has an entrance from University Gardens and faces the Sir Alwyn Williams Building (part of the Department of Computing Science) and the Queen Margaret Union. To the south-east is a car park, which is accessed by an underpass running under the building, although this site has been earmarked for development by the University.

Although the Boyd Orr Building is positioned at the bottom of Gilmorehill, it still rises higher than the University Library; the tower of the Main Building of the University is the only building on Gilmorehill which reaches higher than the Boyd Orr Building, although it has the advantage of sitting at the top of the hill. High winds often blow down the sheer face of the Boyd Orr Building onto University Avenue, and a barrier was installed on the pavement to prevent students and staff being blown onto the road as they tried to approach the front stairs.

The Building's popularity amongst students at the University has led to the creation of a Facebook group in its honour, 'Boyd Orr - Building of the Future'.[12], and an illustration of the building was used on the front cover of The SRC Guide in 2005.[13]

Construction of the Boyd Orr Building required the demolition of a row of townhouses on University Avenue, although the Building occupies only a small portion of their former site, the rest currently serving as a car park. This area has been earmarked for development by the University, and is being considered for the proposed expansion of the School of Law. The eleven-floor Building was designed by architects Dorward, Mathieson, Gleave & Partners and is utilitarian and brutalist in design[14], constructed using Reinforced concrete and finished with Essno aggregate stone panels. Two large lecture theatres project in cantilever form out from the base of the building, whilst the glass windows of the upper floors front smaller theatres, rooms and laboratories.[15] The roof of the Building was topped with copper, however this has since turned green through reaction with the air.

Davidson BuildingEdit

The Davidson Building sits to the east of the West Medical Building, and is named for Norman Davidson, Gardiner Professor of Biochemistry between 1947 and 1972.

The Davidson Building was built in 1963 to a design by architects Keppie, Henderson & Partners. It was originally home to the Department of Biochemistry, until in 1994 became occupied by the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Division of the reorganised Institute (now Faculty) of Biomedical and Life Sciences.[16]

Norman DavidsonEdit

Norman Davidson was educated at the University of Edinburgh, taking a First in Chemistry and graduating MB ChB in 1937, MD in 1939 and DSc in 1945. He held various posts at St Andrews, Aberdeen and London before being appointed to the Gardiner Chair at Glasgow, and was Carnegie Research Fellow in Biochemistry at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institut für Zellphysiologie, Berlin-Dahlem between 1937 and 1938. He served on the Board of Management of Glasgow Royal Infirmary from 1948 until 1968 and was President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1958-1959. He published widely including The Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids, the ninth edition of which was published in 1981. A Prize in Biochemistry was endowed in his memory by his widow, Dr Morag Davidson, and in 1999 the University dedicated the Biochemistry Department's building to him. His daughter, Rona, was the first woman be appointed to an established chair at the University when she became Professor of Dermatology in 1978.[17]

Fraser BuildingEdit

The Fraser Building was formerly known as The HUB, and sits behind the Reading Room and opposite the Library. It was refurbished between 2007-2009 as a student services centre and is named after former Chancellor of the University Sir William Kerr Fraser.

The HUB in its previous form opened on 21st February 1966, seating 1100 students with two restaurants and kitchens in the basement. The exterior of the building had been designed to blend with its neighbours, the then-under-construction Library and the Round Reading Room. In 1982, The Ref, as it was then known, underwent a £1/2million transformation to become The HUB, providing a shop, travel office, and branch of Clydesdale Bank, which has sponsored the development, alongside the pre-existing catering facilities. The building was branded Hillhead Shopping Complex, but was widely referred to as The HUB. In May 2004, the building closed again for refurbishment, but work stalled until 2007 when development into the current Fraser Building began.[18]

The Fraser Building has now been extended and houses a bookshop and a GP surgery, the Barclay Medical Centre, on the ground floor; student services including Registry, International Office and Admissions Office on the first floor; a large cafeteria on the second floor; and private meeting rooms on the top floor. The front and sides of the building have been cased in blonde sandstone while the back is painted a bright white, and distinctive green and blue pannelled windows have been added all along the front. Inside, the first floor contains a 'frontline information desk' for all student services, with offices separated from the public space by large screens depicting famous Glasgow alumni, including Adam Smith, John Smith and Joseph Black. The student-orientated nature of the building is appropriate for its namesake, as Sir William is himself a former President of the Students' Representative Council.

Gilmorehill CentreEdit

Gilmorehill G12, at the foot of University Avenue, opposite the Glasgow University Union, is a converted church housing the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies. The centre includes a theatre, cinema and conference centre. The name is derived from the Gilmorehill area, in which the University is situated, and the surrounding G12 postcode.

Originally known as the Anderson Free Church, the building was constructed in 1877 by locally renowned architect James Sellars, designer of the Stewart Memorial fountain in nearby Kelvingrove Park. Sellars's design was in-keeping with the revivalist styles of the time, most notably in the building's Gothic archways. Sellars is thought to have been influenced by then recently-deceased Glasgow architect Alexander "Greek" Thompson.[19]

The University of Glasgow acquired the building in the 1950s and originally used it as a venue for exams, and later as a gymnasium. Conversion work began in 1997 when funding was secured from the Scottish Arts Council Lottery Fund and the Gifted Seats Scheme to develop the building into a home for the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies. The Sir Andrew Stewart Cinema has a capacity of 138.[20] The department currently comprises twenty-five academic staff[21] and teaches over four hundred students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Glasgow University UnionEdit

Glasgow University Union

The Union was originally accommodated in the John McIntyre Building, however these premises soon proved to be inadequete. A new building at the foot of University Avenue was designed by architects Arthur & McNaughton and erected between 1929 and 1931. There are four bars in the old building, and a further five in the Extension, and a Subway sandwich shop is housed in the Buffet. On the basement level is a bar, called the Beer Bar; on the first floor are the Smoke Room, Buffet, Servery, Dining Room and the shop; on the second floor are the Bridie and Elliot Libraries, the Donald Dewar Memorial Reading Room and the Debates Chamber, which spans the first and second floors; on the second floor are the Board Room and Billiards Room, and access to the gallery of the Debates Chamber.

An extension to the Union building was designed by Keppie, Henderson & Partners and opened in 1965. There are four bars - Deep Six, the Gallery Bar, Altitude and Playing Fields - and the Union's nightclub, The Hive.

Graham Kerr BuildingEdit

Gregory BuildingEdit

James Watt BuildingEdit

John McIntyre BuildingEdit

The John McIntyre Building houses the offices of the Students' Representative Council, as well as a branch of bookshop John Smith & Sons and the John McIntyre cafe.

The 'John Mac' was built between 1886-1890 to house the newly-formed Glasgow University Union. It was designed by Sir John Burnet, who also designed the University Chapel, and its construction was aided by a donation from Dr. John McIntyre, for whom the building is named, in memory of his wife, Ann. The Union subsequently moved to larger premises at the foot of University Avenue in 1930, at which time the Queen Margaret Union acquired the premises. When the QM moved in 1969 to a building at the end of University Gardens, the John McIntyre Building became inhabited by the Students' Representative Council, who continue to occupy it to this day.

Joseph Black BuildingEdit

The Joseph Black Building, named for the noted chemist and former Clerk of Senate, houses the Department of Chemistry.

Originally called the Institute of Chemistry, it was built to the plans of T Harold Hughes, Professor of Architecture at Glasgow School of Art, and DSR Waugh between 1936 and 1939, but only two of the planned three wings were completed before the outbreak of the Second World War. The third wing was completed between 1948 and 1954, with the architects Alexander Wright & Kay following closely the intentions of the original architects. Extensions were added to the building in the 1960s and in 1982, and the building was given A-listed building status by Historic Scotland in 1985. Renamed the Joseph Black Building in 1997, it was extensively refurbished to modernise the lecture rooms, laboratories and other interior rooms.

Kelvin BuildingEdit

The Kelvin Building is dedicated to one of Britain's most famous scientists and a former Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University, William Thomson, Lord Kelvin.


The rear of the Library from Bute Gardens
The Library, with the Round Reading Room visible in front

The University Library was built in 1968 behind University Gardens and along Hillhead Street from the Main Gate. It has eleven main floors, a basement and a sub-basement, and is built in the brutalist style. The Library had previously been housed in what is now the Kelvin Gallery of the Main Building, before the present Library was built. The building has been under almost constant renovation, however the most notable expansion came in 1997 when an environmentally-controlled extension was built on the roof to house the Library's Special Collections Department.

The ground floor, Level 2, contains the Short Loan collection and issuing desks; Level 3 contains periodicals and the largest collection of computers in the Library; Levels 4-11 house subject-specific collections, e.g. Social Sciences, Geography and Geology on Level 6; English and Modern Languages on Level 9.

The University Librarian is Helen Durndell.

Lilybank Terrace

Lilybank GardensEdit

Lilybank Gardens is a street of terraced houses running between University Gardens and Great George Street. The houses were formerly residential but are all now occupied by University departments, including the Department of Computing Sciences and the Department of Central n East European Studies (CEES).

Lilybank HouseEdit

Lilybank House is a villa situated at 42 Bute Gardens, behind the Adam Smith Building, and is home to the Department of Economic and Social History.

It was built in the 1830s for Robert Allan, a Glasgow merchant, and was later home to John Blackie, who employed Alexander "Greek" Thomson to extend the house during the 1860s.[22] Thomson relocated the former entrance in the centre of the building to a new portico leading to the additional public rooms added by his new wing to the south.[23] A 2005 refurbishment of the building uncovered original wall paintings by Thomson.[24] Charles Rennie Mackintosh made subsequent additions in the 1890s.

In 1894, architects Honeyman & Keppie added a first floor to the old north wing of Lilybank House[23] and remodelled the interior. The House then served as Queen Margaret Hall,[25] a hall of residence for students of Queen Margaret College, and later for female students upon the College's assimilation into the University. More recently, it has been home to the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences and, since refurbishment in 2005, has been occupied by the Department of Economic and Social History, including the Centre for Business History in Scotland and the Centre for the History of Medicine.

Mathematics BuildingEdit

Pearce LodgeEdit

Queen Margaret UnionEdit

Rankine BuildingEdit

Round Reading RoomEdit

Sir Charles Wilson BuildingEdit

The Sir Charles Wilson Building sits at the foot of University Avenue, opposite the Glasgow University Union and close to the Gilmorehill Centre. It is a converted church now containing a lecture theatre and seminar rooms, and is named after Sir Charles Wilson, who was Principal of the University between 1961 and 1972. It is a Category C listed building.[26]

Originally built as the Hillhead Congregational Church, and opened in 1889,[27] it was designed by Hugh and David Barclay, whose other works included Hillhead High School and The Glasgow Academy.[28] The building was acquired by the University in 2004 when work began to convert it into a conference and lecture facility. The building opened in 2005 containing a raked auditorium seating three hundred and an eighty-person seminar room with a sliding partition. The design retains a number of the building's period features, such as stained glass windows, arched ceiling and polished granite columns, while introducing contemporary furnishings and comprehensive audio-visual equipment, as well as full disabled access.

St Andrews BuildingEdit

Stevenson BuildingEdit

The Stevenson Building is named for Sir Daniel Macaulay Stevenson, a former Chancellor of the University and benefactor, and houses the Gilmorehill element of the University's sports facilities. Opposite the 'Stevie' on Oakfield Avenue are the offices of the Glasgow University Sports Association.

Thomson BuildingEdit

Wolfson Medical School BuildingEdit

Wolfson Medical School Building
View from University Place
General information
TypeUniversity Building
AddressUniversity Place, Glasgow
OwnerUniversity of Glasgow
Design and construction
Architecture firmReiach and Hall Architects

The purpose-built Wolfson Medical School Building opened in September 2002, designed by Reiach and Hall Architects at a cost of £9m.[29] As well as three small lecture rooms (with capacity for around eighty people) and ten PBL Rooms, facilities include:

Study Landscape The Walton Foundation Library and Resource Area (also known as the Study Landscape) occupies three levels of the building and is open to medical students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As well as 120 study carrels (booths) with flat-screen computers, students have access video recorders and DVD players for watching Clinical Skills materials, over 3000 books (including multiple copies of core texts), CD-ROMs and Computer-Aided Learning packages. There are six project rooms[30].

Clinical Skills Clinical Skills is made up from a fully equipped ward and side rooms complete with audio visual equipment, allowing students to document, analyse and improve their performance. This area also contains Harvey (a cardiology patient simulator which can help students to diagnose cardiac abnormalities) and Sim-man (a life support patient simulator).

The Vocational Studies Suite In Vocational Studies, students acquire professional skills and attributes. In our Vocational Studies Suite medical students can practise consulting in a realistic environment, interacting with actors in the roles of patients. The suite comprises 10 small group learning rooms equipped with audiovisual technology as well as two soft seating pre-consultation ‘waiting’ areas for the simulated patients. In addition, there is a resource room with teaching materials and videos.

Consulting rooms are positioned adjacent to small group learning rooms, where their classmates and tutors can observe their simulated consultations on a TV monitor. These rooms also provide the opportunity for student-tutor encounters over a period of time that are essential to professional development.

As well as communication skills, the Vocational Studies Suite is a base from which ethics, professional development and other aspects of doctors’ behaviour and attitudes are explored.

The Atrium The central triangle of the medical school, covered by a glass roof and with its own café and seating area.[31]

Halls of ResidenceEdit

Murano Street Student VillageEdit

Murano Street Student Village is located in Maryhill, at the far end of Queen Margaret Drive from the West End and the University.

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