Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow University, Memorial Tablet Bute Hall
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Notes: A memorial tablet, including a medallion portrait of the late Sir William Ramsay KCB FRS is to be erected in the University of Glasgow, of which he was a graduate and teacher. The University Court has arranged that the memorial, which is designed by Sir John J. Burnet, shall lie placed in a conspicuous position at the entrance to the Bute Hall. [Building News 4 July 1917 Page 17]

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2University  
Item 2 of 2Hall  


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2(Sir) John James BurnetArchitect 1917  
Item 2 of 2John Burnet & SonArchitectural practice 1917  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1University of Glasgow 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1University of Glasgow, main quadranglesNew university buildings commissioned following purchase of High Street site of original ones by a subsidiary of the North British Railway Company (see also the previous unexecuted scheme for buildings on the Woodlands site, produced under similar circumstances). The appointment of George Gilbert Scott without recourse to a competition was highly controversial.

Main block, also quadrangle, Bute Hall, Hunterian Museum and Library.

Bute Hall Memorial Window:
Building News 18 January 1901 Page 86
'A stained-glass window, erected to the memory of the late Principal Caird in the Bute Hall of Glasgow University, was unveiled on Friday. The window was designed by Mr. Dearle, of Messrs. Morris and Co., Surrey. There are four lights, the upper and the lower portions being separated by the gallery of the hall. In the upper part there are figures of four philosophers and four theologians whose works the late Principal delighted to interpret, and in the lower part are allegorical figures of the four faculties_Arts, Medicine, Law, and Divinity; while in the tracery of the window is a small figure symbolical of the Creation of Light. The prevailing colours of the ground-work, which has been kept relatively light and is foliated in design, are white, pale green, and blue. Upon this ground the figures appear in varied colours'...


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News4 July 1917  p17