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'96 Group

  • C0191
  • Corporate body
  • Established 1954

The '96 Group was formed under the aegis of the Royal Technical College Staff Club in February 1954 to ensure the collection and preservation of the records of the College and its forebears, and to encourage interest in the College's history. It was formed in preparation for the bicentenary of the College, in 1996.

Allan Glen's Institution, Glasgow

  • C0031
  • Corporate body
  • 1853-1887

Allan Glen's Institution was founded in 1853 under the will of Allan Glen (1772-1850), wright in Glasgow, who made 'provision for giving gratuitously a good practical education to about 50 boys, sons of tradesmen or persons in the industrial classes in Glasgow'. The school was built on land owned by Glen at the corner of Cathedral Street and North Hanover Street.

It was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1876 and concentrated increasingly on scientific and technical education. It was an important feeder school for Anderson's University, and a significant number of pupils won scholarships to Cambridge University and Imperial College, London. In 1887 Allan Glen's became part of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College and in 1912 the school was transferred to the control of the School Board of Glasgow.

Anderson College of Medicine, Glasgow

  • C0051
  • Corporate body
  • 1887-1947

The Anderson College of Medicine had its origins in 1799 as the Medical Faculty of Anderson's Institution, Glasgow. Following the restructuring of technical education in Glasgow in 1887, the Medical School became a separate institution, called Anderson's College Medical School. In 1889, the School relocated to a new building near the Western Infirmary, designed by the architects, Honeyman and Keppie. In 1913, the School changed its name to the Anderson College of Medicine. Following the establishment of the National Health Service in 1947, the School amalgamated with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Glasgow.

Anderson's College, Glasgow

  • C0046
  • Corporate body
  • 1796-1887

Founded under the will of John Anderson (1726-1796), Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Glasgow, Anderson's (or the Andersonian) Institution was established in 1796. The intention was to establish four faculties, of Arts, Medicine, Law and Theology, though Law and Theology were never founded. Courses in chemistry, natural philosophy, mathematics and other scientific subjects, together with English, rhetoric, music and art were offered. In keeping with John Anderson's views, classes were offered for the mechanics of the city. Among the early professors were eminent men such as Thomas Garnett, George Birkbeck and Thomas Graham. In 1828 the institution changed its name to Anderson's University and in 1877 it changed again to Anderson's College, as it lacked a royal warrant to function as a university.

An important part of the institution (founded in 1799) was Anderson's Medical School, of which David Livingstone was perhaps the most famous alumnus. In 1887, the Medical School became an independent institution, and it eventually merged with the University of Glasgow Medical Faculty in 1947.

Anderson's College merged with other institutions in 1887 to become the main component in the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College.

Anderson's College, Glasgow | Committee of Ordinary Managers

  • C0014
  • Corporate body
  • 1796-1887

The Committee of Ordinary Managers was responsible for the ordinary administration of the affairs of the institution subject to the control of the trustees.

The committee held its first meeting on 26 March 1796. It met once a month.

Anderson's College, Glasgow | Library

  • C0093
  • Corporate body
  • 1796 to date

John Anderson bequeathed the whole of his library to the institution he founded under his name and directed that none of the books should be taken out of the buildings of the institution. The library was administered by a president, secretary and treasurer and, in order to extend its usefulness, the trustees combined it with a subscription library and reading room. The books consisted of standard works and periodical publications in science and general literature. They were purchased by subscription or acquired by donation and circulated amongst the subscribers. The subscribers were divided into two classes: science and general literature. Each class appointed a committee of five of their number to select the books. In addition, the professors of natural philosophy, chemistry and natural history and the president, secretary and treasurer were ex officiis members of the committees.

Anderson's College, Glasgow | Medical Faculty

  • C0091
  • Corporate body
  • 1799-1887

The Medical Faculty was established in 1799. Famous alumni of the Faculty include David Livingstone, who was a student from 1836 to 1839.

In 1887, following the establishment of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, the Medical Faculty separated from the College and became a separate institution, called Anderson's College Medical School.

Anderson's College, Glasgow | Secretary

  • C0095
  • Corporate body
  • 1796-1887

The Secretary was responsible for keeping the minutes of the meetings of the Trustees and the Managers and carrying out the administration of the institution in accordance with the instructions of the Managers. The Secretary was elected annually by the Managers.

Anderson's College, Glasgow | Trustees

  • C0016
  • Corporate body
  • 1796-1887

The trustees were appointed under the terms of John Anderson's will, dated 7 May 1795. Under the 1877 Anderson's College (Glasgow) Act, they were made a body corporate, and had their powers and duties remodelled and defined.

The trustees were responsible for the whole management and administration of the institution and were vested with the power to enact or ordain bye-laws, rules and regulations for the better governing and promoting the purposes of the institution.

Andersonian Chemical Society

  • C0189
  • Corporate body
  • 1886 to date

The Andersonian Chemical Society was founded in November 1886 as Anderson’s College Science Society. In 1887, the name was changed to the Andersonian Chemical Society. Its object was the promotion of interest in the study of chemistry. To this end, it organised regular papers and debates on scientific subjects.

It is believed the society is the longest running student chemical society in Great Britain.

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