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This book traces the history of the University from its foundation to the dawn of the 21st century. It shows how the College of Glasgow developed during the turbulent years of the 17th century and in the next century became a notable centre of learning, attracting by 1800 almost as many students as Oxford or Cambridge. In 1870 the University abandoned the Old College in the city centre and moved to palatial Gothic buildings in the west end. From the time of the move the history is told in five thematic chapters which cover the buildings, student life, teaching, research and the government of the University. The book is packed with fascinating glimpses into the University's past and provides a useful guide for visitors to the main campus with its impressive buildings.
Text by A.L. Brown, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History and Michael Moss, University Archivist.
Highly illustrated in black and white and colour.