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University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow (Oilthigh Ghlaschu, Universitas Glasguensis) is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's four ancient universities. [1]

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Academic degree

An academic degree is the state of recognized completion of studies at a school or university.

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Academic Senate

An academic senate is a governing body in some universities and colleges, and is typically the supreme academic authority for the institution.

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Adam Smith

Adam Smith (16 June 1723 NS (5 June 1723 OS) – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher, pioneer of political economy, and a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment.

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Adult learner

An adult learner (North America) or mature learner (UK) (sometimes also called adult student, returning adult, adult returner, and student) is a person who is 18 years and up who is involved in forms of learning.

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Alan Sked

Alan Sked (born 22 August 1947) is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics, and is politically active, opposing Britain's membership of the European Union; he several times stood as a candidate in parliamentary elections, and founded the party now called the UK Independence Party.

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Alasdair Gray

Alasdair Gray (born 28 December 1934) is a Scottish writer and artist.

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist.

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Ancient universities of Scotland

The ancient universities of Scotland are medieval and renaissance universities which continue to exist until the present day.

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Ancient university

The ancient universities are seven extant British and Irish medieval universities and early modern universities.

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Ancient university governance in Scotland

The ancient university governance structure in Scotland is the organisational system imposed by a series of Acts of Parliament called the Universities (Scotland) Acts 1858 to 1966.

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Andrew Neil

Andrew Ferguson Neil (born 21 May 1949) is a Scottish journalist and broadcaster, who was editor of The Sunday Times for 11 years, and currently presents live political programmes, Sunday Politics and This Week on BBC One and Daily Politics on BBC Two.

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Anniesland

Anniesland Fearann Anna is a district in the West End of the Scottish city Glasgow.

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Anton Muscatelli

Professor Vito Antonio "Banton" Muscatelli FRSA FRSE FAcSS (born 1962 in Italy) is the Principal of the University of Glasgow and one of the United Kingdom's top economists.

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Archives of the University of Glasgow

The Archives of the University of Glasgow (GUAS) maintain the historical records of the University of Glasgow back to its foundation in 1451.

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Armando Iannucci

Armando Giovanni Iannucci, OBE (born 28 November 1963) is a British satirist, writer, television director and radio producer.

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Arthur Balfour

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour (25 July 1848 – 19 March 1930) was a British Conservative politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from July 1902 to December 1905, and later Foreign Secretary.

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Arthur Montford

Arthur Montford (25 May 1929 – 26 November 2014) was a Scottish Television sports journalist, best known for his 32-year tenure as the presenter of Scottish Television's Scotsport.

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Association of Commonwealth Universities

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) represents 535 universities from 37 Commonwealth countries.

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Banknotes of the pound sterling

Sterling banknotes are the banknotes in circulation in the United Kingdom and its related territories, denominated in pounds sterling (symbol: £; ISO 4217 currency code GBP).

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Baptism

Baptism (from the Greek noun βάπτισμα baptisma; see below) is a Christian sacrament of admission and adoption, almost invariably with the use of water, into the Christian Church generally and also a particular church.

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Bearsden

Bearsden is a town in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

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Bell tower

A bell tower is a tower that contains one or more bells, or that is designed to hold bells, even if it has none.

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Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Conservative politician and writer, who twice served as Prime Minister.

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Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro are a Scottish rock band that formed in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, comprising Simon Neil (guitar, lead vocals), James Johnston (bass, vocals) and Ben Johnston (drums, vocals).

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Bishopbriggs

Bishopbriggs is a town in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

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Bonar Law

Andrew Bonar Law (16 September 1858 – 30 October 1923), commonly called Bonar Law, was a British Conservative Party statesman and Prime Minister.

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British Society for Immunology

The British Society for Immunology, or BSI, is a UK based organisation of British immunologists but accepts members from all countries.

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Brutalist architecture

Brutalist architecture is a movement in architecture that flourished from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, descending from the modernist architectural movement of the early 20th century.

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Chancellor (education)

A chancellor is a leader of a college or university, usually either the executive or ceremonial head of the university or of a university campus.

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Charles Kennedy

Charles Peter Kennedy (25 November 1959 – 1 June 2015) was a British Liberal Democrat politician, who was the Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1999 to 2006 and was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1983 to 2015, most recently for the Ross, Skye and Lochaber constituency.

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (7 June 1868 – 10 December 1928) was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist.

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Chief Medical Officer (United Kingdom)

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is the most senior advisor on health matters in a government.

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City Union Line

The City of Glasgow Union Railway - City Union Line, also known as the Tron Line, was a railway company founded in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1864 to build a line connecting the railway systems north and south of the River Clyde, and to build a central passenger terminus and a general goods depot for the city.

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Civil marriage

Civil marriage is a marriage performed, recorded, and recognized by a government official.

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Civil partnership in the United Kingdom

Civil partnerships in the United Kingdom, granted under the Civil Partnership Act 2004, allow same-sex couples to obtain essentially the same rights and responsibilities as civil marriage.

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Cloth hall

A cloth hall or linen hall (Gewandhaus; Sukiennice; Halle aux draps; Lakenhal; Saluhall) is a historic building located in the centre of the main marketplace of a European town.

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Clydesdale Bank

Clydesdale Bank plc is a commercial bank in Scotland.

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Colin Maclaurin

Colin Maclaurin Cailean MacLabhruinn (February 1698 – 14 June 1746) was a Scottish mathematician who made important contributions to geometry and algebra.

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Colleges within universities in the United Kingdom

A number of universities in the United Kingdom are composed of colleges.

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Daniel Macaulay Stevenson

Sir Daniel Macauley Stevenson, 1st Baronet (1 August 1851 – 11 July 1944), was a Scottish politician, businessman and philanthropist, and former Chancellor of the University of Glasgow.

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David Livingstone

David Livingstone (19 March 1813 – 1 May 1873) was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa.

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Defence minister

The title Defense minister, Minister for Defense, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State for Defence, Secretary of National Defense or some similar variation, is assigned to the person in a cabinet position in charge of a Ministry of Defence, which regulates the armed forces in sovereign states.

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Delphine Parrott

Delphine Mary Vera Parrott FRSE (born 1928) is a British endocrinologist and immunologist who did research at the National Institute for Medical Research in the 1950s and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in the 1960s.

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Des Browne

Desmond Henry Browne, Baron Browne of Ladyton (born 22 March 1952) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kilmarnock and Loudoun from 1997 to 2010.

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Dominican Order

The Order of Preachers (Ordo Praedicatorum, hence the abbreviation OP used by members), more commonly known after the 15th century as the Dominican Order or Dominicans, is a Roman Catholic religious order founded by the Spanish priest Saint Dominic de Guzman in France and approved by Pope Honorius III (1216–27) on 22 December 1216.

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Donald Dewar

Donald Campbell Dewar (21 August 1937 – 11 October 2000) was a Scottish politician, the inaugural First Minister of Scotland and an advocate of Scottish devolution.

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Douglas Strachan

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Dowanhill

Dowanhill is a district of Glasgow, Scotland, contiguous with Partick, occupying the area west of Hillhead, south of Kelvinside and east of Hyndland.

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Dugald Stewart

Dugald Stewart (22 November 1753 – 11 June 1828) was a Scottish philosopher and mathematician.

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Dumfries

Dumfries (possibly from Dùn Phris) is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland.

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Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway (Dumfries an Gallowa, Dùn Phrìs is Gall-Ghaidhealaibh) is one of 32 unitary council areas of Scotland and is located in the western Southern Uplands.

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Durham University

Durham University (officially known as the University of Durham) is a collegiate research university in Durham, North East England.

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Edward Snowden

Edward Joseph "Ed" Snowden (born June 21, 1983) is an American privacy activist, computer professional, former CIA employee, and former government contractor who leaked classified information from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013.

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Edwin Morgan (poet)

Edwin George Morgan (27 April 1920 – 17 August 2010), The Independent.

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Emeli Sandé

Adele Emily Sandé (born 10 March 1987), better known as Emeli Sandé, is a British recording artist and songwriter.

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English-speaking world

Approximately 360–400 million people speak English as their first language.

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Evening Times

The Evening Times is an evening tabloid newspaper published Monday to Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Faculty (division)

A faculty is a division within a university comprising one subject area, or a number of related subject areas.

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First Minister of Scotland

The First Minister of Scotland (Prìomh Mhinistear na h-Alba; Heid Meinister o Scotland) is the political leader of Scotland and head of the Scottish Government.

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Fossil-fuel phase-out

Fossil fuel phase out is the proposed energy transition beyond fossil fuels through multiple means, including transport electrification, decommissioning of operating fossil fuel-fired power plants and prevention of the construction of new fossil-fuel-fired power stations.

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Francis Hutcheson (philosopher)

The Rev. Francis Hutcheson (8 August 1694 – 8 August 1746) was a Scottish-Irish philosopher born in Ireland to a family of Scottish Presbyterians who became known as founding fathers of the Scottish Enlightenment.

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Franz Ferdinand (band)

Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow.

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Fred Goodwin

Frederick Anderson "Fred" Goodwin, FRSE FCIBS (born 17 August 1958) is a Scottish chartered accountant and former banker who was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) between 2001 and 2009.

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Frederick Soddy

Frederick Soddy FRS (2 September 1877 – 22 September 1956) was an English radiochemist who explained, with Ernest Rutherford, that radioactivity is due to the transmutation of elements, now known to involve nuclear reactions.

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French Revolution

The French Revolution (Révolution française) was an influential period of social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799, and was partially carried forward by Napoleon during the later expansion of the French Empire.

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Gartnavel Royal Hospital

Gartnavel Royal Hospital is a mental health facility based in the west end of Glasgow, Scotland.

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General council (Scottish university)

The general council of an ancient university in Scotland is the corporate body of all graduates and senior academics of each university.

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General relativity

General relativity, also known as the general theory of relativity, is the geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in 1915 and the current description of gravitation in modern physics.

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George Gilbert Scott

Sir George Gilbert Scott (13 July 1811 – 27 March 1878), styled Sir Gilbert Scott, was an English Gothic revival architect, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches and cathedrals, although he started his career as a leading designer of workhouses.

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Gerard Butler

Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television.

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Glasgow

Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest in the United Kingdom (after London and Birmingham).

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Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University (informally GCU or Caledonian or Caley) is a public university in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral, also called the High Kirk of Glasgow or St Kentigern's or St Mungo's Cathedral, is today a gathering of the Church of Scotland in Glasgow.

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Glasgow Dental Hospital and School

The Glasgow Dental Hospital and School is a dental teaching hospital, situated in the Garnethill area of the city centre of Glasgow, Scotland.

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Glasgow Green

Glasgow Green is a park in the east end of Glasgow, on the north bank of the River Clyde.

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Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is Scotland's only public self-governing art school offering university-level programmes and research in architecture, fine art and design.

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Glasgow University Boat Club

Glasgow University Boat Club (GUBC) is the rowing club of the University of Glasgow, Scotland and was founded as Glasgow University Rowing Club (GURC) in 1867.

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Glasgow University Dialectic Society

The Glasgow University Dialectic Society, re-instituted in 1861, is a student society at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, committed to the promotion of debating, logic, ethics and literary discussion at the University.

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Glasgow University Guardian

Glasgow Guardian is the student newspaper of the University of Glasgow.

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Glasgow University Library

The University of Glasgow Library in Scotland is one of the oldest and largest university libraries in Europe.

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Glasgow University Magazine

The Glasgow University Magazine (GUM) was first published on 5 February 1889, aiming to keep students informed of news and events within the university, and to provide an outlet for student writing and illustrations.

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Glasgow University Sports Association

Glasgow University Sports Association (formerly Glasgow University Athletic Club) is a student organisation at the University of Glasgow responsible for the promotion of sport, and to which sports teams at the University may affiliate.

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Glasgow University Students' Representative Council

Glasgow University Students' Representative Council was founded on 9 March 1886 and recognised as the legal representative body for students of the University of Glasgow by the Universities (Scotland) Act 1889.

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Glasgow University Union

Glasgow University Union (GUU) is one of the largest and oldest students' unions in the UK, serving students and alumni of the University of Glasgow since 1885.

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Goods station

A goods station (also known as a goods yard or goods depot) or freight station is, in the widest sense, a railway station which is exclusively or predominantly where goods (or freight), such as merchandise, parcels and manufactured items, are loaded or unloaded from ships or road vehicles and/or where goods wagons are transferred to local sidings.

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Gothic architecture

Gothic architecture is a style of architecture that flourished during the high and late medieval period.

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Gothic Revival architecture

Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic, Neo-Gothic or Jigsaw Gothic, and when used for school, college, and university buildings as Collegiate Gothic) is an architectural movement that began in the late 1740s in England.

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Government of the United Kingdom

Her Majesty's Government (HMG), commonly referred to as the British government, Welsh: Llywodraeth Ei Mawrhydi, is the central government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Greenfield land

Greenfield land is undeveloped land in a city or rural area either used for agriculture, landscape design, or left to evolve naturally.

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Greg Hemphill

Gregor Edward "Greg" Hemphill (born 14 December 1969) is a Scottish actor and comedian.

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Henry Campbell-Bannerman

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, GCB (7 September 183622 April 1908) was a British Liberal Party politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1905 to 1908 and Leader of the Liberal Party from 1899 to 1908.

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Henry Faulds

Henry Faulds (1 June 1843 – 24 March 1930) was a Scottish physician, missionary and scientist who is noted for the development of fingerprinting.

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High Street, Glasgow

High Street is the oldest, and one of the most historically significant, streets in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Hillhead

Hillhead (Hullheid, Ceann a' Chnuic) is a district of Glasgow, Scotland.

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Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

The University of Glasgow's Hunterian is the oldest museum in Scotland.

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Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840.

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International Research Universities Network

The International Research Universities Network (IRUN), initiated in 2006 by in the Netherlands, was officially founded during a meeting in September 2007 in Nijmegen.

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Jacobite risings

The Jacobite risings (or Jacobite rebellions) were a series of uprisings, rebellions, and wars in Great Britain and Ireland occurring between 1688 and 1746.

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James Beaton (archbishop of Glasgow)

James Beaton (1517 – April 24/25, 1603) was a 16th-century archbishop of Glasgow.

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James Boswell

James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck (29 October 1740 – 19 May 1795), was a Scottish lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh.

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James George Frazer

Sir James George Frazer (1 January 1854 – 7 May 1941), was a Scottish social anthropologist influential in the early stages of the modern studies of mythology and comparative religion.

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James II of Scotland

James II (Middle Scots: Iames Stewart; 16 October 1430 – 3 August 1460), who reigned as king of Scots from 1437 on, was the son of James I and Joan Beaufort.

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James Watt

James Watt, FRS, FRSE (30 January 1736 (19 January 1736 OS) – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose Watt steam engine, an improvement of the Newcomen steam engine, was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world.

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Jimmy Reid

James "Jimmy" Reid (9 July 1932 – 10 August 2010) was a Scottish trade union activist, orator, politician, and journalist born in Govan, Glasgow.

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Dame (Susan) Jocelyn Bell Burnell, DBE, FRS, PRSE FRAS (born 15 July 1943) is a Northern Irish astrophysicist.

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John Anderson (natural philosopher)

John Anderson (26 September 1726 – 13 January 1796) was a Scottish natural philosopher and liberal educator at the forefront of the application of science to technology in the industrial revolution, and of the education and advancement of working men and women.

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John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr

John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr, CH, DSO, MC, FRS (23 September 1880 – 25 June 1971), known as Sir John Boyd Orr from 1935 to 1949, was a Scottish teacher, doctor, biologist and politician who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his scientific research into nutrition and his work as the first Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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John Buchan

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation.

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John James Burnet

Sir John James Burnet (31 March 1857 – 2 July 1938) was a Scottish Edwardian architect who was noted for a number of prominent buildings in Glasgow, Scotland and London, England.

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John Logie Baird

John Logie Baird FRSE (14 August 188814 June 1946) was a Scottish engineer, innovator, one of the inventors of the mechanical television and the inventor of both the first publicly demonstrated colour television system, and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube.

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John Macintyre

John Macintyre (2 October 1857 – 29 October 1928) was a Scottish doctor who set up the world's first radiology department at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, in Glasgow.

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John Millar (philosopher)

John Millar of Glasgow (22 June 1735 – 30 May 1801) was a Scottish philosopher, historian and Regius Professor of Civil Law at the University of Glasgow from 1761 to 1800.

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John Oldrid Scott

John Oldrid Scott (1841–1913) was an English architect.

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John Smith (Labour Party leader)

John Smith QC (13 September 1938 – 12 May 1994) was a British Labour Party politician who served as Leader of the Labour Party from July 1992 until his death from a heart attack in May 1994.

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John Smith Memorial Mace

The John Smith Memorial Mace (known as the Observer Mace from 1954 to 1995) is an annual debating tournament (British Parliamentary format) contested by universities in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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Johnny Ball

Johnny Ball (born 23 May 1938) is an English television personality, a populariser of mathematics and the father of BBC Radio 2 DJ Zoë Ball.

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Joseph Black

Joseph Black FRSE FRCPE FPSG (16 April 1728 – 6 December 1799) was a Scottish physician and chemist, known for his discoveries of magnesium, latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide.

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Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister

Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, Bt., OM, FRS, PC (5 April 182710 February 1912), known as Sir Joseph Lister, Bt., between 1883 and 1897, was a British surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic surgery.

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Kelvingrove Park

Kelvingrove Park is a public park located on the River Kelvin in the West End of the city of Glasgow, Scotland, containing the famous Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

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Kelvinside

Kelvinside is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow.

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Kenneth Calman

Sir Kenneth Charles Calman, (born 25 December 1941) is a Scottish cancer researcher and former Chief Medical Officer of Scotland, and then England and Wales.

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Liam Fox

Liam Fox (born 22 September 1961) is a British Conservative politician, Member of Parliament (MP) for North Somerset, and former Secretary of State for Defence.

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Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats (often referred to as the Lib Dems) are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom, with policies ranging from the centre-left to the centre-right.

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Lion and Unicorn Staircase

The Lion and Unicorn Staircase, at the University of Glasgow, is located next to the University's Memorial Chapel on the west side of the Main Building.

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List of life sciences

The life sciences comprise the fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms – such as microorganisms, plants, animals, and human beings – as well as related considerations like bioethics.

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List of medieval universities

The list of medieval universities comprises universities (more precisely, Studium Generale) which existed in Europe during the Middle Ages.

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List of oldest universities in continuous operation

This is a list of the oldest existing universities in the world.

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List of Professorships at the University of Glasgow

Professorships at the University of Glasgow can take either of two forms: an established chair or a personal professorship.

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List of University of Glasgow people

The following list of University of Glasgow people provides a selection of the well-known people who have studied or taught at the University of Glasgow since its inception in 1451.

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Listed building

A listed building, in the United Kingdom, is one that has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

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Local government in Scotland

Local government in Scotland is organised through 32 unitary authorities designated as Councils which consist of councillors elected every four years by registered voters in each of the council areas.

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Macfarlane Observatory

At Glasgow University, the Macfarlane Observatory was established in 1757 with instruments donated by Alexander Macfarlane, a merchant in Jamaica.

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Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland, was Queen of Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567 and Queen consort of France from 10 July 1559 to 5 December 1560.

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Maryhill

Maryhill (Maryhull, Cnoc Mhoire) is an area of the City of Glasgow in Scotland.

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Matriculation

Matriculation is the formal process of entering a university, or of becoming eligible to enter by fulfilling certain academic requirements such as a matriculation examination.

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Meander

A meander, in general, is a bend in a sinuous watercourse or river.

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Menzies Campbell

Sir Walter Menzies Campbell, (born 22 May 1941), often known as Ming Campbell, is a British Liberal Democrat politician, advocate and former athlete.

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Middle class

The middle class is a class of people in the middle of a social hierarchy.

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Mordechai Vanunu

Mordechai Vanunu (מרדכי ואנונו; born 14 October 1954), also known as John Crossman, is an Israeli former nuclear technician who, citing his opposition to weapons of mass destruction, revealed details of Israel's nuclear weapons program to the British press in 1986.

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Muir Russell

Sir (Alastair) Muir Russell KCB DL FRSE is a former civil servant and former Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, and Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland.

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Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein (born May 8, 1970) is a Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and of corporate capitalism.

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National Security Agency

The National Security Agency (NSA) is an intelligence organization of the United States government, responsible for global monitoring, collection, and processing of information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes – a discipline known as signals intelligence (SIGINT).

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National Union of Students (United Kingdom)

The National Union of Students of the United Kingdom (NUS) is a confederation of students' unions in the United Kingdom.

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Naval architecture

Naval architecture also known as naval engineering, is an engineering discipline dealing with the engineering design process, shipbuilding, maintenance, and operation of marine vessels and structures.

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Neil Oliver

Neil Oliver (born 21 February 1967) is a television presenter and author.

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Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon (born 19 July 1970) is a Scottish politician and the fifth and current First Minister of Scotland and the leader of the Scottish National Party, in office since 2014.

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Nine Lessons and Carols

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus that is traditionally followed at Christmas.

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Nirvana (band)

Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987.

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Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize (Swedish definite form, singular: Nobelpriset; Norwegian: Nobelprisen) is a set of annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories by Swedish and Norwegian committees in recognition of academic, cultural and/or scientific advances.

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North Kelvinside

North Kelvinside (also referred to as North Kelvin) (Cealbhainn a Tuath in Gaelic) is a residential district of the Scottish city of Glasgow.

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Observatory

An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial or celestial events.

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Open University

The Open University (OU) is a public distance learning and research university, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education.

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Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Papal bull

A papal bull is a particular type of letters patent or charter issued by a Pope of the Catholic Church.

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Partick

Partick (Pairtick, Pàrtaig) is an area of Glasgow on the north bank of the River Clyde, just across from Govan.

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Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space Universities

The Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space UniversitieS (PEGASUS) is a network of aeronautical universities in Europe created in order to facilitate student exchanges and collaborative research between universities.

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Pat Kane

Patrick Mark "Pat" Kane (born 10 March 1964, Glasgow) is a Scottish musician, and half of the pop duo Hue and Cry with his younger brother Greg.

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Peter Capaldi

Peter Dougan Capaldi (born 14 April 1958) is a Scottish actor, film director and writer.

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Philip Hobsbaum

Philip Dennis Hobsbaum (29 June 1932 – 28 June 2005) was a British teacher, poet and critic.

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Pope Nicholas V

Pope Nicholas V (Nicholaus V) (15 November 1397 – 24 March 1455), born Tommaso Parentucelli, was Pope from 6 March 1447 until his death in 1455.

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Pound sterling

The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known simply as the pound, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.

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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the head of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom.

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Principal (academia)

The principal is the chief executive and the chief academic officer of a university or college in certain parts of the Commonwealth.

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Public university

A public university is a university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities.

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QS World University Rankings

QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) company.

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Quadrangle (architecture)

In architecture, a quadrangle (or colloquially, a quad) is a space or courtyard, usually rectangular (square or oblong) in plan, the sides of which are entirely or mainly occupied by parts of a large building (or several smaller buildings).

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Queen Margaret College (Glasgow)

Queen Margaret College was a women-only higher education institution based in North Park House in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Queen Margaret Union

The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) is one of two students' unions at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

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Queen Victoria

Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.

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Radiology

Radiology is a medical specialty that uses imaging to diagnose and treat diseases seen within the body.

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Raman Bhardwaj

Raman Bhardwaj is a Scottish broadcast journalist, television presenter and producer.

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Raymond Poincaré

Raymond Poincaré (20 August 1860 – 15 October 1934) was a French statesman who served three times as Prime Minister of France, and as President of France from 1913 to 1920.

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Rector (academia)

For ecclesiastical, politics and other uses of the term rector, see that disambiguation page A rector ("ruler", from the Latin regere and rector meaning "ruler" in Latin) is a term used in non-English-speaking countries for a university chancellor.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers (also sometimes shortened to "The Chili Peppers" or abbreviated as "RHCP") are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983.

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Refectory

A refectory (also frater, frater house, fratery) is a dining room, especially in monasteries, boarding schools, and academic institutions.

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Regius Professor

Regius professorships are a unique feature of academia in the British Isles.

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Regius Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics (Glasgow)

The Regius Chair of Medicine and Therapeutics is considered the oldest Chair at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

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Research Assessment Exercise

The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) was an exercise undertaken approximately every 5 years on behalf of the four UK higher education funding councils (HEFCE, SHEFC, HEFCW, DELNI) to evaluate the quality of research undertaken by British higher education institutions.

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Richard Wilson (Scottish actor)

Richard Wilson (born Ian Carmichael Wilson; 9 July 1936) is a Scottish actor, theatre director and broadcaster.

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River Clyde

The River Clyde (Abhainn Chluaidh,, Watter o Clyde) is a river in Scotland.

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River Kelvin

The Kelvin rises on watershed of Scotland on the moor south east of the village of Banton, east of Kilsyth.

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Rob Roy (novel)

Rob Roy (1817) is a historical novel by Walter Scott.

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Rob Roy MacGregor

Robert Roy MacGregor (Gaelic: Raibeart Ruadh MacGriogair; baptised 7 March 1671 – 28 December 1734) was a Scottish outlaw, who later became a folk hero.

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Robbie Coltrane

Robbie Coltrane, (born Anthony Robert McMillan; 30 March 1950) is a Scottish actor, comedian and author.

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Robbins Report

The Robbins Report (the report of the Committee on Higher Education, chaired by Lord Robbins) was commissioned by the British government and published in 1963.

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Robert Peel

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet (5 February 17882 July 1850) was a British Conservative statesman, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 10 December 1834 to 8 April 1835, and again from 30 August 1841 to 29 June 1846.

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Robin Jenkins

John Robin Jenkins OBE (11 September 1912 – 24 February 2005) was a Scottish writer of thirty published novels, the most celebrated being The Cone Gatherers.

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Role-playing game

A role-playing game (RPG and sometimes roleplaying game) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting.

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Ross Kemp

Ross James Kemp (born 21 July, 1964) is an English actor, author and BAFTA award-winning investigative journalist who rose to prominence in the role of Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.

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Rottenrow

Rottenrow is a famous street in the city of Glasgow in Scotland.

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Royal College of Science and Technology

The Royal College of Science and Technology was the principal predecessor institution of the University of Strathclyde, and now serves as one of the main educational buildings of the University of Strathclyde.

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Russell Group

The Russell Group is a self-selected association of 24 prestigious public research universities situated in the United Kingdom.

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Scotland

Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Scots College (Paris)

The Scots College (Collegium Scoticum; Collège des Écossais) was a college of the University of Paris, France, founded by an Act of the Parlement of Paris on 8 July 1333.

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Scottish Enlightenment

The Scottish Enlightenment (Scots Enlichtenment, Soillseachadh na h-Alba) was the period in 18th century Scotland characterised by an outpouring of intellectual and scientific accomplishments.

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Scottish Reformation

The Scottish Reformation was the process by which Scotland broke with the Papacy and developed a predominately Calvinist national kirk, which was strongly Presbyterian in outlook.

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Ship model basin

A ship model basin is a physical basin or tank used to carry out hydrodynamic tests with ship models, for the purpose of designing a new (full sized) ship, or refining the design of a ship to improve the ship's performance at sea.

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Simon Neil

Simon Alexander Neil (born 31 August 1979) is a Scottish vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter.

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Sir William Pearce, 1st Baronet

Sir William Pearce, 1st Baronet (8 January 1833 – 18 December 1888) was a British shipbuilder, under whose management the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company in Govan on the River Clyde became the leading shipbuilding company in the world.

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Steel frame

Steel frame is a building technique with a "skeleton frame" of vertical steel columns and horizontal ibeam-beams, constructed in a rectangular grid to support the floors, roof and walls of a building which are all attached to the frame.

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Steven Moffat

Steven William Moffat, OBE (born 18 November 1961) is a Scottish television writer and producer, known for his work as showrunner, writer and producer of the British television series Doctor Who and Sherlock.

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Student society

A student society or student organization is an organization, operated by students at a college institution or university, whose membership normally consists only of students.

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Student television in the United Kingdom

Student television in the United Kingdom is the act of students from universities and colleges around the United Kingdom producing and publishing video content independently, operating in a similar fashion to a small television station.

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Students' union

A students' union, student government, free student union, student senate, students' association, guild of students or government of student body is a student organization present in many colleges, universities, and high schools.

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Subcity Radio

Subcity Radio (formerly Sub City and SubCity) is a non-profit freeform radio station, arts collective and events promoter based at the University of Glasgow which is run by volunteers from the University and local community with the aim of providing an alternative to commercial and mainstream radio providers.

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The Crichton

The Crichton is an institutional campus in Dumfries, south-west Scotland.

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The Herald (Glasgow)

The Herald is a Scottish broadsheet newspaper founded in 1783.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited, owned by Alexander Lebedev since 2010.

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Thomas Innes (historian)

Thomas Innes (1662 – 28 January 1744) was a Scottish Roman Catholic priest and historian.

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Thomas Reid

Thomas Reid FRSE (26 April 1710 – 7 October 1796) was a religiously trained Scottish philosopher, a contemporary of David Hume as well as "Hume's earliest and fiercest critic." He was the founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense and played an integral role in the Scottish Enlightenment.

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Tobias Smollett

Tobias George Smollett (19 March 1721 – 17 September 1771) was a Scottish poet and author.

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Tom Leonard (poet)

Tom Leonard (born 1944) is a Scottish poet, writer and critic.

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UK Independence Party

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is a Eurosceptic and right-wing populist political party in the United Kingdom.

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Undercroft

An undercroft is traditionally a cellar or storage room, often brick-lined and vaulted, and used for storage in buildings since medieval times.

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Universitas 21

Founded in 1997, Universitas 21 is an international network of universities, established as an "international reference point and resource for strategic thinking on issues of global significance." It currently has 26 member universities in seventeen different countries and territories.

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Universities in the United Kingdom

Universities in the United Kingdom have generally been instituted by Royal Charter, Papal Bull, Act of Parliament or an instrument of government under the Education Reform Act 1988; in any case, generally with the approval of the Privy Council, only such recognized bodies can award degrees of any kind.

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University Court

A university court is an administrative body of a university in the United Kingdom.

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University Marine Biological Station Millport

The University Marine Biological Station Millport (UMBSM) was a higher education institution located on the island of Great Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland, and run by the University of London (of which it was a central academic body).

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University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is a public research university in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland.

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University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh (abbreviated as Edin. in post-nominals), founded in 1582, is the sixth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities.

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University of Glasgow Medical School

The University of Glasgow School of Medicine is the medical school of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and is one of the largest in Europe, offering a 5-year MBChB degree course.

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University of Glasgow School of Law

The School of Law at the University of Glasgow provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Law, and awards the degrees of Bachelor of Laws (Legum Baccalaureus, LL.B.), Master of Laws (Iuris Vtriusque Magistrum, LL.M.), LLM by Research, Master of Research (M.Res.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophiæ Doctor, Ph.D.), the degree of Doctor of Laws being awarded generally only as an honorary degree.

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University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine

The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow is one of six veterinary schools in the United Kingdom, and offers undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Veterinary Medicine.

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University of Otago

The University of Otago (Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo) in Dunedin is New Zealand's oldest university.

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University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews (informally known as St Andrews University or simply St Andrews; abbreviated as St And, from the Latin Sancti Andreae, in post-nominals) is a public research university in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.

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University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is a Scottish public research university located in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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University of the West of Scotland

The University of the West of Scotland is a university operating from four campuses in south-western Scotland, in the towns of Paisley, Hamilton, Dumfries and Ayr.

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Via, Veritas, Vita

Via, Veritas, Vita is a Latin phrase meaning "The Way, The Truth, The Life" in English.

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Victorian era

The Victorian era of British history (and that of the British Empire) was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 20 June 1837 until her death, on 22 January 1901.

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Vince Cable

Sir John Vincent "Vince" Cable (born 9 May 1943) is a British politician who was the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2010 to 2015 and the Member of Parliament for Twickenham from 1997 until losing his seat in the 2015 election.

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Vocational education

Vocational education is education within vocational schools that prepares people for a specific trade.

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Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America.

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Watchnight service

A watchnight service is a late-night Christian church service.

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Western Infirmary

The Western Infirmary was a teaching hospital situated in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland.

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Whistleblower

A whistleblower (whistle-blower or whistle blower) is a person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, dishonest, or not correct within an organization that is either private or public.

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William Ewart Gladstone

William Ewart Gladstone (29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898), was a British Liberal politician.

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William John Macquorn Rankine

William John Macquorn Rankine, (5 July 1820 – 24 December 1872) was in the first place a Scottish mechanical engineer and on second place civil engineer, physicist and mathematician.

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William Ramsay

Sir William Ramsay KCB FRS FRSE (1852–1916) was a British chemist who discovered the noble gases and received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1904 "in recognition of his services in the discovery of the inert gaseous elements in air" (along with his collaborator, Lord Rayleigh, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics that same year for their discovery of argon).

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William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin

William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (26 June 1824 – 17 December 1907) was a British mathematical physicist and engineer who was born in Belfast in 1824.

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William Turnbull (bishop)

William Turnbull (died 1454) was a Scottish politician and bishop, credited with founding Glasgow University.

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Woodlands, Glasgow

Woodlands is a residential area in the west-end of Glasgow, Scotland.

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World Universities Debating Championship

The World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) is the world's largest debating tournament, and one of the largest annual international student events in the world.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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Yorkhill

Yorkhill is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow.

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Ypres

Ypres ('Ieper') is a Belgian municipality located in the Flemish province of West Flanders.

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2011 Hetherington House Occupation

The 2011 occupation of Hetherington House at University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, was a student, staff and community occupation.

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