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560th Anniversary of the University of Glasgow

560th Anniversary of the University of GlasgowThe papal bull which granted permission for the foundation of the University was signed 560 years ago on this day, January 7th, 1451, by Pope Nicholas V. In other words, congratulations to the University of Glasgow! I once came across a photo of the University’s fifth centenary celebrations in 1951, when they had five spotlights beaming towards the heavens at night from the University, which you can see here. Wish I’d been here then, but being in a University that’s 560 years old is still quite fantastic. The Memorial Gates, which are visible behind the light-writing, were installed in 1951 to mark the 500th anniversary of the University of Glasgow.

The above night-time photo is from the very first time I attempted light-writing, you can see another example of this from a week ago here. I don’t know if it’s any good, but I quite like it. If people think the above is good, I’m tempted to go attempt more sometime soon.

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2 responses

  1. Raj

    I took part in the 550th anniversary celebrations when I was a member of Io (the University’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Society) which were really cool. There was a procession from the site of the Old College up to the current Gilmorehill campus, and they gave all of us flaming torches. The fools ;). It was actually a really cool. I’ve got one picture from this which I’ve finally got around to uploading to Flickr at:

    July 24, 2011 at 12:13 am

    • One word: Jealous.

      July 24, 2011 at 3:30 am

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