Records of the Gamma 1911 Medical Club, 1911-1915, medical student society, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Minute book, 1911-1915.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Gamma 1911 Medical Club was formed in October 1911  by students of the University of Glasgow , Scotland, who commenced their medical studies in that year. The purpose of the Club was to promote social unity among the members of the year. Any medical student who commenced their studies in 1911  were eligible to become a member of the Club, this included the female students and also professors and lecturers within the Faculty of Medicine upon payment of a subscription of 1 shilling 6 pence. Part of the Club's constitution was to hold at least one social function in each session.

The Gamma 1911 Medical Club was administered by a standing committee of a president, 2 vice-presidents, secretary, treasurer and 6 ordinary members, 2 of which were to be women. The committee was elected at the annual general meeting to be held in the winter session. An honorary president and 4 honorary vice-presidents were also elected. A sports committee and dance committee, each consisting of 3 members, were also formed. The Club discovered though that it did not have enough female members to hold a successful dance, therefore certain social events were combined with the Beta Club, the medical club of the year above. The two clubs also formed a joint committee. It appears that the Gamma 1911 Medical Club ceased in 1915  .

In 1926  a similar Club was formed, The Gamma (Medical) Club 1926. This Club although active during the student years of its members lost some of its impetus after they graduated. The Club held a reunion in 1947  which was hailed as a great success, despite this the Club was wound up and its funds were presented to the University Library to purchase medical books.


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The records of the Glasgow University Medico-Chirurgical Society are also held by Glasgow University Archive Services: GB 0248 DC 373.

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives Ad Hoc Commission on Descriptive Standards,ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description Notes and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

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Fonds level description compiled by Hannah Westall, Archives Assistant, June 2000. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 9 September 2002. Catalogue edited by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 12 July 2012.

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