Records of Glasgow University Philosophical Society, student society, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minute book, 1934-1947.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow University Philosophical Society was founded in 1887 for the "promotion of Philosophical discussion and investigation" at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. It incorporated Queen Margaret College Philosophical Society in 1892 when the all-female Queen Margaret College, Glasgow became part of the University. The object of the society was to give its members the opportunity of studying Philosophy in a more congenial atmosphere than that of the classroom. The Society stopped advertising in the Students Handbooks in 1945 but an advert reappears in 1970. There is evidence they were still in existence at least in 1965-66. In 2002, a new Glasgow University Philosophy Society was in existence.


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Custodial History

Formerly referenced GB 0248 GUA 32683.


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Related Material

GB 0248 DC 157, Records of Glasgow University Students" Representative Council

GB 0248 DC 118, Records of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow

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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and 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 Nyree Morrison, Archives Assistant, 26 June 2000. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff.

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