University Of Glasgow To Celebrate 20th Anniversary At Crichton Campus

As the new academic year gets underway the University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies continues to celebrate the University’s 20 years on Crichton campus in Dumfries with an exciting programme of public events.

These include:

Crichton Art Exhibition

5.30pm, Thursday 12 September, Rutherford-McCowan Building
An exhibition of digital prints of paintings dating back to the 19th Century, photographs of patients, staff and the Crichton estate launched by Dr Maureen Park. This exhibition will remain on display on weekdays, 10.00am to 4.00pm, until 30 September 2019.
Tickets:  Free but please reserve.

‘In the 100 year life who should we trust?’

6.00pm, Wednesday 18 September, Rutherford-McCowan Building
20th Anniversary Lecture by Colin Stewart, Managing Director of Citigroup and Head of Citi in Scotland. Tickets:  £5. Free to students.

Hunterian Lecture

5.00pm, Monday 23 September, Rutherford-McCowan Building
20th Anniversary Lecture by Steph Scholten, Director of the Hunterian, Scotland’s oldest public museum. Tickets:  £5.  Free to students.

Comedy Night

7.30pm, Wednesday 25 September, Tam O’ Shanter, Queensberry Street, Dumfries

The End of the World Show with Stu Murphy, Vladimir McTavish and Keir McAllister
Tickets:  £5 – students £3


‘Graduate Skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution’

6.00pm, Thursday 26 September, Rutherford-McCowan Building

20th Anniversary Lecture by Professor Frank Coton, Vice Principal for Academic Planning and Technological Innovation, University of Glasgow. Tickets:  Free but please reserve.


Photo Exhibition

7.30pm, Thursday 26 September, the Bakers’ Oven, High Street Dumfries

Opening night of an exhibition of photographs submitted by current and past students of the University of Glasgow celebrating the past, present and future of the Crichton Campus. Exhibition open Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September, 11.00am to 2.00pm.
Tickets:  Free but please reserve.



‘Sex, Drugs and Violence: Criminal Justice and Social Policy’

6.00pm, Tuesday 1 October, Rutherford-McCowan Building

20th Anniversary Lecture by Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC. Tickets:  £5.  Free to students.


Wild Campus Bioblitz

10.00am to 5.00pm, Wednesday 2 October, Rutherford-McCowan Building and Campus

A programme of events to explore and celebrate the fantastic setting enjoyed by everyone learning and working in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.


The day will feature a range of activities to help showcase the natural wonders on our doorstep, from bird and small mammal surveys to moth trapping and pond dipping.


In the afternoon, there will be talks from naturalists and conservation organisations from across southern Scotland, and a poster session highlighting the amazing research undertaken by staff and students of the school.  Tickets: Free but please reserve.


Scotland and the Arctic:  A Conversation

10.00am to 4.30pm, Saturday 19 October, Rutherford-McCowan Building

The time has come for Scotland to re-evaluate its connections to and relationships with the Arctic.  The University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies is to host a one-day conversation which considers Arctic history, representation (visual and literary), storytelling, politics, environmental humanities, environment and ecology.


The day includes a light lunch as well as opportunities to take part in a compelling conversation with creative contributors from around the world.  The conversation will end with consideration of the question: Where now for Scotland and the Arctic?

Tickets:  £30 for the day (£20 students / concessions)


The Solway and Trans-Atlantic Slavery

7.00pm, Tuesday 22 October, Dumfries and Galloway Multi-Cultural Association, 68 Friars Vennel, Dumfries

Join us for this fascinating talk by University of Glasgow historian Dr Lizanne Henderson where you will learn about the Solway’s links to the trans-Atlantic slave trade.


Christmas Concert

7.00pm, Saturday 7 December, Crichton Memorial Church

A candle-lit concert featuring the renowned University of Glasgow Chapel Choir and the Dumfries Town Band. Tickets:  Free but please reserve


To book tickets for any of these events please go to www.dgboxoffice.co.uk, call 01387 253 383, email [email protected] or visit the Mid Steeple Box Office in Dumfries.

Further information is also available from the School of Interdisciplinary Studies on 01387 702001 and on the web at https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/dumfries/

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