Social Events

The House for an Art Lover.

The Reception/Registration will take place at the Glasgow University Union, Sunday 3rd April 18:00 to 21:00. Registration will also be available during the workshop in the Kelvin Building.

The Workshop Dinner (& Magic) will be at the House for an Art Lover, Wednesday 6th April 19:00 to 22:00. The house was built in the 1990s based on a 1901 design by Glasgow's famous architect/designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The bus to take you to dinner will leave the Botany Gate at 18:30 and will depart at 22:00 to take you back to the West End. There will also be some magic performed by John Brown.

The Official Pub Trip will be as the Curler's Rest on Byres Rd a 5 min walk from the Kelvin Building on Thursday 7th April. We have a private area reserved from 17:15 and you will be able to enjoy their selection of drinks and food (which you pay for yourself).

With your free Wednesday afternoon we recommend a visit to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum just a few minutes walk from the University. It is the most popular free visitor attraction in Scotland and most visited UK museum outside London.


The University is in the heart of the West End close to many pubs, cafes and restaurants and there should be ample opportunity to explore them. Ashton Lane and Byres Road are good starting points.

Byres Road next to the University and a few minutes walk from the Kelvin Building, has several shops, supermarkets, banks/ATMs, pharmacy, places to eat and drink and Hillhead subway station.

The city centre (just a 15min subway journey away) contains many more places to eat, drink, shop and explore. Here is a map [pdf] of places of interest in the west end and city centre. More information is available on the see glasgow website.

Want an open top bus tour of Glasgow? The official sightseeing tour stops directly outside the University main gate (stop 14 on the tour map), more info here.

Glasgow is 50mins by train to Edinburgh and close (> 1 hour train or car) to Loch Lomond and the start of the Highlands, with Glencoe about a 2 hour drive away along Great Western Road/A82.