I walk past this tree every day on the way to my office.
In the early morning the quad is quiet, with maybe a crow hopping across the grass or a cleaner scurrying about between the buildings.
Later in the day it is busier – students eating lunch on sunny days, academics sitting on benches chatting, tourists marveling in the architecture and taking photos of each other.
What sights has this tree seen? What happy memories do people hold of being in this place? Graduations, weddings, exams, meetings. School children on day trips, alumni back for nostalgic visits, those that work here – like me – wandering out to catch our breath and pause for a moment.
Join us on Tuesday 8th November at 1.45pm for an opportunity to chat to an engineer who can help you as part of this year’s Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award.
This week’s engineer is Claudia Nordgren. Claudia studied Product Design Engineering in Glasgow University and Glasgow School of Art. Now she works as a graduate design engineer and her job consists of taking projects from start to finish; by preparing documents, attending meetings, meeting with clients and testing products that will be manufactured amongst other things.
Join the audience at Ardrossan Academy live on Thursday 9th June at 10.15am as they hear from Prof Martin Hendry, Glasgow University. In this exclusive Glow TV session Prof Hendry will talk about the recent detection of Gravitational Waves at the LIGO facilities in the USA, what the discovery tells us about the the way the universe works and how this new form of observation can be developed in the future.
NB Timings are approximate so the session may start a little later.