The Trades House of Glasgow Lecture

Trades House lecture

On Monday 25th June Professor Iain McInnes, Director of the Research Institute and Professor of Experimental Medicine at the Institute at the University of Glasgow, gave the 2018 Trades House Lecture. The lecture is an annual event hosted in rotation by the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Glasgow.

The Professor discussed the remarkable advances in Precision Medicine (particularly relating to rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases) being pioneered in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital right here in Glasgow. He also looked at his team's impact on the world stage and how Glasgow pioneers Joseph Lister and David Livingstone would have reacted.

A huge thank you to him, his team and the University for hosting such a fantastic lecture and for doing the amazing work they do.

To find out more about our guest speaker please visit the university website.


A little bit of History

The Trades House Lecture is a prestigious annual event hosted in rotation by the three universities; Caledonian, Strathclyde and Glasgow. Following the lecture, the Deacon Convener of the Trades of Glasgow hosts a dinner within Trades Hall for the speaker, members of the House and University.

The first Lecture took place on 2 May 1989 at the University of Strathclyde entitled 'Scottish Business - The Challenges' by speaker William Hughes. The Deacon Convener in office was Peter Crichton and the University Principal, Graeme Hills.

Two years later at the University of Glasgow, the second Lecture, 'An historical perspective on the development and state of British Universities' by Roy Jenkins was attended by Deacon Convener Roy Johnson, welcomed by Principal Sir William Fraser.

Finally, in 1998, the Caledonian University hosted its first Trades House Lecture when Her Excellency the High Commissioner of South Africa - Ms Cheryl Carolus was the guest speaker.

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