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The Memorial Gates

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The Memorial Gates were presented to the University by the General Council on 18 June 1952, to honour the twenty-nine outstanding figures of the University's first 500 years.

The gates were designed by architect A Graham Henderson (1882-1963) and bear the Latin inscription Almae Matri Alumni Pietatis Causa, indicating that the Gates are a symbol of Alumni devotion.

The names of Donald Dewar and John Smith were added to the gates during the events to mark the University's 550th year, in recognition of their status as outstanding University figures of the late 20th century.

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Names on the Gate

ButeMacewenCairdKelvin ListerBradleyLushingtonElder
HunterCullenMillarWatt Adam SmithCampbellReidFoulis
 GillespieStairMaxwell BaillieMontroseBurnet
 DewarMortonBoyd MelvilleHamiltonSmith
   James II Turnbull   

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Posted by Mr. Thomas Glen at 17:38:46 on 3 June 2013

It was a great privilege to gild the names of those honoured in the Quin-Centenary Gates by myself at that historical time.