University of Glasgow
- Telephone 0141 330 5511
- Website www.gla.ac.uk/visitors
The University of Glasgow celebrated its 550th year in 2001 and the campus has more listed buildings than any other in the UK. As well as the Neo-Gothic main building with its skyline-defining spire and open quadrangles, there's the circular Reading Room from the 1930s and the G12 converted cinema and theatre. The visitor centre and café are situated just inside the north front of the main building and between May and September you can go up the tower on Friday at 2pm for great views out across the West End.
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Alexander Wilson: Local Hero
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of poet, artist and naturalist Alexander Wilson.
Analysing Media Reporting of Public Health Issues and Policies
Gain some insight into a topic that affects everyone, with Dr Shona Hilton of the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.
Wed 5 Jun
Wolfson Medical School
Free / 0141 330 5511
Elementary: CERN and Scotland
Celebrate the epoch-making discovery of a particle thought to be the Higgs boson, and Scotland's work at CERN, with a weekend of hands-on exhibition activities, workshops and talks.
Sat 15 Jun
Genetics: Past, Present and Future
Join geneticists from the University of Glasgow to discuss the ongoing revolution in Genetics.
In The Beginning was the Word
A complete and continuous reading of the Gospel according to St John from the King James Bible given by Anglican students and staff.
Life Among Feathers
Professor of Zoology Edward Burt gives a talk and 3D look at the creatures that live among – and eat – feathers on living birds, as well as the ways in which birds defend themselves. Probably not for the ornithophobic.
Life Drawing: Under the Skin
An artist- and scientist-led workshop in life drawing, offering unique access to specimens normally hidden away in the store rooms of the Hunterian Zoology Museum. Ages 16+.
Natives, Aliens and Re-introductions
A two-day conference organised by Glasgow Natural History Society, featuring a series of talks, workshops, and excursions about the influence of ecology on wildlife conservation in Scotland. In celebration of the British Ecological Society's 100th anniversary.
Sat 22 Jun
Philip Dee Memorial Lecture: The Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs Boson
Dr Aidan Robson from the University of Glasgow talks about the largest scientific instrument ever built, and the science and significance of last year's discovery of a new particle thought to be the Higgs boson. Age 18+.
Fri 14 Jun
Free / 0141 330 5511
Part of Glasgow Science Festival.
Science Communication and the Media: Careers Q&A
Science-infused comedian Helen Arney, public engagement expert and marine biologist Dr Deborah McNeill and biologist-turned-presenter Simon Watt answer questions about careers in science communication and the media.
Celebrate the Longest Day with the Glasgow University Chapel Choir.
Zoo-Fest at the University of Glasgow
This year's Zoofest is all about birds, by way of celebrating the 200th anniversary of the death of local ornithological hero Alexander Wilson. There are family-friendly demos on bird ecology and evolution, a chance to build your own nest (presumably not scaled to human size), a bird of prey show and other treats.