Recording Glasgow’s Urban Glory: An Evening with Prof John R Hume

Thursday 7th September 2017 | 7-9pm | The Grand Ballroom, Sloans, 62 Argyll Arcade / 108 Argyle Street

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2017, and we will be marking the occasion with a number of special events.

Those of us working to protect and promote Glasgow’s heritage today stand on the shoulders of some true greats that have gone before us, who worked tirelessly to establish the conservation movement we know today. In addition to looking back at our own work, we will be highlighting the work of some of these figures, starting appropriately with the Trust’s Patron – Professor John Hume OBE, BSc ARCST, Hon FRIAS, FSA Scot.

Professor John Hume lives in Glasgow and was instrumental in setting up many local heritage organisations as well as writing major reference books on Glasgow’s industrial heritage. His evocative photographs of Scotland’s industrial heritage in the late 1960s and 1970s capture the death throes of Glasgow as the “Workshop of the Empire”, showing areas like the Forth and Clyde Canal and Tradeston already in decline. Much has been lost but – as a result of Professor Hume’s work – very significant and valuable industrial heritage has survived the ravages of the late 20th century.

“John’s timely records of Glasgow’s industrial heritage are invaluable
and we are proud in counting him our friend and Patron”

– Torsten Haak, GCHT Director

We will join Professor Hume in conversation with Dr Jeff Sanders, of the Society of Antiquaries Scotland, to look back on his industrious career including positions at the University of Strathclyde as a lecturer in Economic and Industrial History and Historic Scotland, latterly as Chief Inspector of Historic Buildings, as well as his hopes for the future of Glasgow’s architectural legacy.

Dr Jeff Sanders MA PhD FSA Scot is Dig It! 2017 Project Manager at the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Jeff joined the Society staff in April 2008 as Project Manager for the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF). He graduated with a PhD in archaeology in the summer of 2007 from Edinburgh University. In 2013 he was appointed to deliver Dig It! 2015 which has since grown to become Dig It! 2017, an integral part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, jointly co-ordinated with Archaeology Scotland. Jeff is interested in all aspects of getting people involved with heritage in innovative and, most importantly, fun ways!