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Location address: United Kingdom, Glasgow City
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The Memorial Gates at the University of Glasgow were erected in 1952 as a celebration of the University’s quincentenary, or five hundredth anniversary. They form a portal through the University Avenue side of the perimeter fence around the University’s original site on Gilmorehill. They stand before the Hunter memorial and Hunterian Museum, on the other side of the John McIntyre Building from the Main Gate. The large gates in the centre are generally locked, although the small pedestrian gates to the left and right are opened during the day. The gates bear the names of thirty distinguished figures associated with the University. The gates are protected as a category B listed building.
The University of Glasgow (Scottish Gaelic: Oilthigh Ghlaschu, Latin: Universitas Glasguensis) is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s four ancient universities. The university was founded in 1451 and is often ranked in the world’s top 100 universities in tables compiled by various bodies. In 2013, Glasgow moved to its highest ever position, placing 51st in the world and 9th in the UK in the QS World University Rankings.
The University of Glasgow School of Medicine is the medical school of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and is one of the largest in Europe, offering a 5 year MBChB degree course. It is ranked 16th in the UK for medicine by the Complete University Guide 2014 and 24th by the Guardian University Subject Guide 2014. The School of Medicine uses lecture-based learning, problem-based learning and Glasgow’s case-based learning.
The Memorial Chapel at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, was consecrated on 4 October 1929, and is dedicated to the memory of the former students and staff of the University who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars. It is located in the West Quadrangle of the Main Building of the University, and was designed by Sir John Burnet. The chapel is protected as a category A listed building.
The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 A.D