What’s on in Glasgow? Glasgow University Tours 2018
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world. Originally located on High Street in the city centre near Glasgow Cathedral, in 1870 it moved to the stunning collection of buildings perched upon Gilmorehill today, where it continues to watch over the bustling city and picturesque tenements of Glasgow’s West End.
This tour will take you on a fascinating journey around some of the university’s most significant spots – from philosopher Thomas Reid’s tombstone and the atmospheric cloisters to the very same staircase Lord Kelvin would take from his house to his laboratory – whilst discovering the connections of James Watt, Adam Smith and Isabella Elder whose names are inscribed on the university’s Memorial Gates.
Tours leave the University Visitor Centre Tuesday – Sunday. Tickets can be bought via Eventbrite. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased from SRC Reception in the John McIntyre Building or from the Tour Guide prior to the tour starting at 2pm
The Visitor Centre is situated within the main building, just through the gates on University Avenue.
The University is in the West End of the city, 2 miles from the city centre and round the corner from Byres Road and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
Please contact Glasgow University directly for information:
Information taken from University of Glasgow Tours by Glasgow University SRC
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