University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

The University of Strathclyde is one of the oldest and the third largest place of higher education in Glasgow and it is a very interesting place to visit.

In 1964 it received the Royal Charter as the first technological university in the United Kingdom, 164 years after its founding.

The building was funded by money left by John Anderson, who was a professor of Natural Philosophy and the university opened its doors in 1796, with four faculties: Engineering, Science, Humanities and Social Science and the Strathclyde Business School.

Members of the public can explore the campus and every year thousands of students flock here to drink up the atmosphere of their future school. You can visit many areas of the university during the holidays, except for the student’s accommodation and the various departments.

The Rottenrow Gardens were laid out over the site of a former maternity hospital and you will see a giant 7 meter-high steel nappy-pin in the center of the gardens, put there as a memorial to the hospital.

The Collins Gallery hosts temporary art exhibitions by some of the world’s foremost artists. There is a group of 16 steel and concrete pillars by Gerald Laing on the campus, called “Callanish” and they represent the standing stones of the same name that were on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in 2900 BC.
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Sight Name: University of Strathclyde
Sight Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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