Anderson's College Medical School

M003 Anderson's College Medical School

Address: Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6NU
Date: 1888–90; 1895–6
Client: Anderson's College Medical School governors
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)

Colour photograph of S.E. elevation of Anderson's College Medical School

1796
Death of John Anderson. Anderson's Institution founded according to Anderson's will. 1
1800
Lectures in anatomy and surgery begin at Anderson's Institution. 2
1828
Anderson's Institution becomes Anderson's University. 3
1877
Anderson's University becomes Anderson's College following the passing of the Anderson's College (Glasgow) Act. 4
1887
Anderson's College Medical School is incorporated as a distinct institution under the Education Endowments Act of 1884. Other college faculties join several institutions to form the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College. 5
31 August: Architect James Sellars has been appointed by the governors to advise on choice of site and to prepare plans for the new medical school building. 6
1888
9 October: Death of James Sellars. Tenders for work on the new building open until 29 October. 7
12 November: Anderson's College Medical School building committee report that drawings for the Medical School were prepared by John Keppie under the supervision of Sellars. The committee recommends to the governors that the work on the new buildings 'should remain in the hands of Mr Keppie through his [new] firm of Messrs Honeyman and Keppie'. The architects agree to the proposal 'on the understanding that they are in possession of all drawings and documents to date and that they be given the opportunity to examine financial arrangements'. The governors approve the recommendation to appoint John Honeyman & Keppie and empower the building committee to liaise directly with the architects, who will provide regular progress reports to the governors. 8
1889
23 January: Progress of building work reported by John Honeyman & Keppie including details of masonry work completed and payments made to contractors. 9
5 April: Progress of building work reported by John Honeyman & Keppie. Work is ahead of schedule. 10
31 May: Laying of memorial stone. 11
31 July: Details of payments made to mason and joiner and the settlement of the account of architects Campbell Douglas & Sellars are included in the minutes. 12
22 October: Formal opening of the new building for Anderson's College Medical School. Building work not quite completed. In his speech, president Thomas A. Mathieson noted that 4000 had been raised via subscriptions towards the cost of the new Medical School buildings in addition to 5000 awarded by the Endowed Schools Commissioners. The final estimated cost is around 10,000. 13
1890
15 October: Payment to John Honeyman & Keppie authorised. 14
1895–6
Contractors paid for internal alterations between December 1895 and June 1896. 15
1913
Renamed 'The Anderson College of Medicine'. 16
c. 1936
Interior alterations by Keppie Henderson. 17
1947
Anderson's College Medical School absorbed into the University of Glasgow. 18
c. 1955
Interior alterations by Keppie Henderson. 19
1990s
Extension and interior refurbishment. From 1995, along with neighbouring buildings, the building is home to the molecular genetics division of the University of Glasgow Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences. 20
2007
Change of use to Glasgow International College. 21

Notes:

1: www.gashe.ac.uk [accessed on 11 April 2011].

2: www.gashe.ac.uk [accessed on 11 April 2011].

3: www.gashe.ac.uk [accessed on 11 April 2011].

4: www.gashe.ac.uk [accessed on 11 April 2011].

5: Michael Moss, Moira Rankin and Lesley Richmond (compilers), Who, Where and When: The History and Constitution of the University of Glasgow, Glasgow: University of Glasgow, 2001, pp. 12–13.

6: University of Glasgow Archive Services: Anderson's College Medical School minutes, GB0248 DC244/1/4, 31 August 1887.

7: University of Glasgow Archive Services: Anderson's College Medical School minutes, GB0248 DC244/1/4, 9 October 1888.

8: University of Glasgow Archive Services: Anderson's College Medical School minutes, GB0248 DC244/1/4, 9 October 1888; 26 October 1888; 12 November 1888.

9: University of Glasgow Archive Services: Anderson's College Medical School minutes, GB0248 DC244/1/4, 23 January 1889.

10: University of Glasgow Archive Services: Anderson's College Medical School minutes, GB0248 DC244/1/4, 5 April 1889.

11: Glasgow Herald, 1 June 1889, p. 4.

12: University of Glasgow Archive Services: Anderson's College Medical School minutes, GB0248 DC244/1/4, 31 July 1889.

13: Glasgow Herald, 23 October 1889, p. 9.

14: University of Glasgow Archive Services: Anderson's College Medical School minutes, GB0248 DC244/1/4, 15 October 1890.

15: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie/Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh job book, GLAHA 53061, p. 17.

16: University of Glasgow Archive Services: Anderson's College Medical School, letter from secretary and treasurer, George Middleton, to Professor Arthur J. Ballantyne, regarding the change of name, 24 October 1913, GB0248 DC244/14/36.

17: 'Anderson's College Medical School', Dictionary of Scottish Architects, 1840–1980, www.scottisharchitects.org.uk [accessed 11 April 2011].

18: Michael Moss, Moira Rankin and Lesley Richmond (compilers), Who, Where and When: The History and Constitution of the University of Glasgow, Glasgow: University of Glasgow, 2001, p. 13.

19: 'Anderson's College Medical School', Dictionary of Scottish Architects, 1840–1980, www.scottisharchitects.org.uk [accessed 11 April 2011].

20: www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk [accessed 11 April 2011].

21: www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk [accessed 11 April 2011].