Alf Webster: Glasgow’s Lost Genius, Prof John Hume

Prof. Hume discusses the career of Glaswegian architect John Honeyman, the man responsible for the design of numerous ecclesiastical buildings around Glasgow, including Lansdowne Church, the venue for our conference, now a venue secured by the Four Acres Charitable Trust.

Professor John Hume OBE is an Honorary Professor at both the Universities of Glasgow and St. Andrews. He was a lecturer in Economic and Industrial History at the University of Strathclyde. After a career with Historic Scotland as an Inspector of Scotland’s Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings, he eventually retired as Chief Inspector of Historic Buildings in 1999. Prof. Hume is currently a Chairman for the the Royal Commission of Ancient and Historic Monuments and an Advisor to the Church of Scotland General Trustees Fabric Committee. He lives in Glasgow and was instrumental in setting up many local heritage organisation such as the Forth & Clyde Canal Society and has written major reference books on Glasgow’s Industrial Heritage. John is the Patron of Glasgow City Heritage Trust.