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Scottish Musical Review 1896
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Civis Glasgiensis Sum

Mitchell Library, The Bailie

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Civis Glasgiensis Sum

Former Lord Provost Sir Daniel Macaulay Stevenson is seen contemplating a statue of Moses in this cartoon which appeared in The Bailie in November 1920. He muses to the man who passed on the Ten Commandments, "What's the good of law-giving without the true art of citizenship?"

The Chair of Citizenship was founded at the University of Glasgow in 1921 with a gift of £20,000 from Stevenson, an enthusiastic promoter of civic study. He went on to become a significant benefactor to the university, endowing chairs of Spanish and Italian, and served as its Chancellor from 1934 until his death in 1944.

Prominent personalities continue to deliver Stevenson Lectures in Citizenship in the 21st century. The Departments of Philosophy, Politics and Economics take turns on an annual basis to host visiting scholars and arrange the lectures, which are open to the public.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 052 BAI

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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