Glasgow don runs up funds

Neil Garrod's web diary covers more ground than most - the 1,500 miles between Rome and Glasgow.

Professor Garrod, dean of Glasgow's faculty of law and financial studies, is marking the university's 550th anniversary by recreating the journey of the papal bull that authorised Glasgow's bishop to establish a university.

Professor Garrod is equipped not only with trainers but also a laptop and mobile phone.

David Thom, systems manager in Glasgow's maths and statistics department, is putting Professor Garrod's emails on a website.

Topics so far include "The camper van is broken into" and "Well-mannered Swiss drivers". The site attracts an average of 2,6 daily hits, from countries such as Slovenia and Australia.

Sponsorship for the run will go to the university's anniversary development campaign, aimed at supporting students.

Details: http:/// </a>

Already registered?

Sign in now if you are already registered or a current subscriber. Or subscribe for unrestricted access to our digital editions and iPad and iPhone app.

Featured Jobs

Head of Research Support Services UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
Learning Enhancement Manager UNIVERSITY OF DERBY

Register to continue  

You've enjoyed reading five THE articles this month. Register now to get five more, or subscribe for unrestricted access.

Most Commented

Universities to scale back liberal arts and social science courses

  • David Humphries illustration (24 September 2015)

A Russell Group tagline rap is further proof that we need to reform the academy’s approach, argues Philip Moriarty

  • World University Rankings

US continues to lose its grip as institutions in Europe up their game

  • World University Rankings 2015-2016 methodology

Change for the better: fuelled by more comprehensive data, the 2015-2016 rankings probe deeper than ever

Inspired by previous movement in 1960s, PhD students say that ‘science is not neutral’ and urge scientists to confront their assumptions