Records of the Gifford Lecture Series, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Born-digital video, audio and image files of the Gifford Lectures, 2015, 2016, 2018. There was no lecture in 2017.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Gifford Lectures are held regularly at the four ancient Scottish Universities of Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and St Andrews, with the exception of the Second World War 1942-1945. The Gifford Lecture series deals with religion, science and philosophy, and was established under the will of Adam Lord Gifford, a Senator of the College of Justice, who died in 1887.

His bequest allows the University to invite notable scholars to deliver a series of public lectures on themes related to ‘natural theology’, in the widest sense of the terms.

Since the first lecture series in 1888, delivered at the University of Glasgow by German-born scholar Max Müller, Gifford Lecturers have been recognised as pre-eminent thinkers in their respective fields.


Arranged in chronological order

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Transfer : Dr Norman Gray : 16 Oct 2018 : ACCN 4224

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Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

Held with the depositor prior to transfer


Accruals expected

Related Material

The Gifford Lectures on the University of Glasgow website

The Gifford Lectures website, maintained by the John Templeton Foundation

Location of Originals

This material is original


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist, 7 Feb 2019.

Geographical Names