The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s four ancient universities. It was founded in 1451. Originally located in the city’s High Street, since 1870 the main University campus has been located at Gilmorehill in the West End of the city. The University is uniquely positioned to allow visitors to experience both city life and quiet scenic walks through Kelvingrove Park and by the river Kelvin.
With venues ranging from beautiful wood-panelled rooms through to grand Victorian halls, and with state-of-the-art seminar rooms and lecture theatres capable of accommodating anything from 5 up to 1250 guests, the unique architecture and atmosphere of the University of Glasgow never fails to impress. We hope you have the opportunity to explore the campus and its surroundings during your visit.
We will also be making use of Kelvin Hall, one of the largest exhibition centres in Britain and now a mixed-use arts and sports venue located a short walk from the main university campus on Gilmorehill. Kelvin Hall, which is named after Lord Kelvin, stands on the banks of the River Kelvin opposite the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the West End of Glasgow. It was designed to complement the municipal display of Kelvingrove Park, in particular the nearby Gallery and Museum. Fronted in red-sandstone with a palatial entrance piazza, the immense steel-framed building dates from 1927.