Faces of Randolph Staircase
The Randolph Staircase in the southern front of the University of Glasgow’s Gilbert Scott Building, the University’s main building, is another grand staircase. The two facing walls are adorned with 19th century paintings of a number of considerable individuals from the University’s history books.
The top row, from the left, you have Charles Randolph (1809-1879), a benefactor who the staircase and the hall at the top of it are named after; Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), Professor of Natural Philosophy; and Stevenson MacGill (1765-1840), Professor of Divinity.
The bottom row, from the left, you have John Veitch (1829-1894), Professor of Logic and Rhetoric; Duncan MacFarlan (1771-1857), Principal; and Archibald Davidson (1732-1803), Principal.
I’ll feature the ornate memorial of John Veitch in a bit more detail tomorrow. I don’t have a good photo of the opposite wall, so I’ll have to get that photographed and posted in the future.
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