Allan Glen's School Club

The Past

Allan Glen's School, founded in Glasgow in 1853, became known as the High School of Science, with a reputation for excellence in science and engineering and has a distinguished roll of former pupils. Although the school is closed, the School Club continues.

The Present

The club is involved with a number of initiatives to promote science and engineering education, supporting engineering students and running an annual lecture for school stuidents designed to stimulate interest in engineering.

The Future

The School Club continues to support engineering students and the lecture, but also innovates with new ideas like Allan Glen's Tutors

Allan Glen's School


 Allan Glen’s School, founded in 1853, developed from a school providing a "good practical education for the sons of tradesmen", to being the principal science school in Scotland and was often referred to as ‘the High School of Science.

Most pupils attended Allan Glen’s after having gained a scholarship for the first three years and so the range of pupils extended across all social classes, and many of the former pupils proceeded to senior posts in business, industry and medicine.

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 The Endowment Trust

The Allan Glen's Endowment Scholarship Trust awards scholarships to help pupils of Glasgow schools who are about to study engineering at a British university. The funds came to light after the closure of the school, and it was felt that this use of the funds was very much in the spirit in which Allan Glen made his original bequest.

The Trust also runs an annual Allan Glen Tribute Lecture attended by many schools, with guest speakers who aim to stimulate interest in engineering.

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