Allan Glen's School Club


Allan Glen's Young Persons Lecture

The inaugural lecture took place on 26th November 2007, by distuinguished Glen's man Prof Emeritus Herb Saravanamuttoo. See the December Newsletter for details, and click here to see the slides used in the presentation.

(Please note the slides only display properly if you are using Internet Explorer. A Firefox version will be available soon)


The Second lecture took place on Tuesday 2 December 2008 and was presented by Dr. Jack McGuinness. Click here to see the presentation slides.


The Third Lecture on 2 December 2009 was presented by Dr Don Cameron entitled Engineering in Hot Air balloon Flight.


The Fourth Lecture on 29 Nov 2010 was presented by Grp Capt. Juhn W A Bolton entitled Engineering in Test Flight.



In 2003 Allan Glen's School Club marked the 150th anniversary of the founding of the school. This site celebrates the School and the School Club, whose members are spread across the globe. It also marks the continuation of Allan Glen's legacy in the setting up of the Allan Glen's Endowment Scholarship Trust, to assist pupils from Glasgow schools to study engineering.

Allan Glen’s School developed from a school providing a good practical education for the sons of tradesmen to being the principal science school in Scotland and well merited its alternative title of ‘the High School of Science.’

Around the time of the jubilee in 1903 Allan Glen’s was under the control of the governors of the West of Scotland Technical College and many of its pupils proceeded there for further study but a significant number proceeded via scholarships to Cambridge and Imperial College London.

The majority of 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.

Sweaters, Polo shirts, Ties (traditional and bow) are available from Tom Bell.

Also copies of the 150th Anniversary History and various CD's and DVD's

Click here to see and download the order form.


Golfing History of Allan Glen's .. a set of notes and compilation of articles from old School Magazines by J M Macdonald

Charles Rennie Mackintosh .. Notes from J M Macdonald





University hat trick for Glen's men

Lord Gus Macdonald

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston is the Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University.

Sir Kenneth Calman

Sir Kenneth Calman is the Chancellor of Glasgow University

Sir Robert Smith

Lord Smith of Kelvin is Chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland, (formerly Paisley University).

There isn't a collective noun for University Chancellors - perhaps a "Glen" would be suitable!


Click here to see the committee

Photo Galleries

A revised photo gallery is now online. Click here to see it.
(Requires flash 8 viewer)

A Rugby Gallery of the Framed Photographs in the Clubhouse is shown if you click here.

You can also see a gallery of some Memorabilia and a clip of an old Pottery Film of 1951.

In January 2008 we had a Burns Lunch at the Bearyards. We have a video in 5 parts. here are the links:- Address to the Haggis Burns Song --Immortal Memory -- Songs as per Thurso Berwick -----A Fuss at Rabbie's Pairty

Two additional galleries are now for viewing, courtesy of Charlie Thomson who was a teacher of Mathematics at the school from 1957 to 1963

1. The trip to Italy in 1959 and

2. The Denmark trip.


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