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Glass and Concrete

Glass and Concrete

One of the nicer and newer buildings, and one of the tallest and (to some) ugliest buildings on campus, just across the street from each other. Medicine vs Science.

The Wolfson Medical School Building, the newer building in the picture, was built in 2002 and houses the University of Glasgow Medical School. The larger building in the background is the Boyd Orr Building, built in 1972. It houses the teaching facilities for most 1st and 2nd year students in the Science Faculties.

There are many interesting little bits and bops about these two buildings. For example, the Wolfson Medical School Building is apparently one of the Greenest university buildings in the UK, where as the Boyd Orr Building’s roof wasn’t green when the building was built 37 years ago. (Care to guess why that’s the case? Answer in the comments.) I’ll dwell more about those two factoids when I focus on the particular building in the future.

The Wolfson Medical School Building is named after Sir Isaac Wolfson and the charitable foundation which carries his name and provided funding for for the Medical School Building, among other projects at the University of Glasgow. The Boyd Orr Building is named for the Nobel laureate Lord Boyd Orr of Brechin who was Chancellor of the University from 1946 to 1971.

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One response

  1. Jen

    I know Boyd Orr is ugly but I had too many lectures there to hate it, it remains in my affections.

    June 4, 2009 at 8:09 am

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