Fine tuning

October 18, 1996

(Photograph) - Kenneth Elliott, senior honorary research fellow in Glasgow University's department of music, enlists the help of soprano Mhairi Lawson and lutenist Jacob Heringman to launch the first two volumes of Musica Scottica, his series of scholarly editions of the works of Scottish composers from the 16th to 18th century.

Glasgow plans to commission new musical works, including a fanfare, to celebrate its 550th anniversary in the year 2001, as well as paintings and sculptures. It also hopes to bridge the gap between town and gown literally, launching an international architectural exhibition for a new bridge over the River Kelvin, linking its main campus to the city.

The designs will go on display as part of the university's contribution to the city's Year of Architecture and Design in 1999, and if the project proves feasible and attracts local support, the university proposes building the bridge in 2001.

It will also mark its anniversary by seeking support for a Pounds 10 million endowment to bring more overseas students to Glasgow, and help more Glasgow students study abroad as part of their degrees.

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

Hand squeezing stress ball
Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
hole in ground

‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns