Dr. Muriel Gray

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GSA Development Board of Trustees


Mackintosh Building
at The Glasgow School of Art

Mackintosh Building


Dr. Muriel Gray

Author, broadcaster and businesswoman Ms Gray graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design and Illustration. She became Assistant Head of Design in the National Museum of Antiquities in Edinburgh whilst following a secondary career as a member of the rock group The Von Trapp Family. It was this which led to her appearing as a presenter on the Channel 4 television series The Tube (1982). She went on to present The Media Show (1987-9) and started her own television production company, Gallus Besom, in 1989 This was responsible for her shows Art is dead, Long Live TV (1991) and The Munro Show (1991). Her company became Ideal World, the biggest TV production company in Scotland which is now part of the Zodiak Media Group. She writes regularly for various newspapers and became the first female Rector of the University of Edinburgh (1988-91). By the late 1990s, Ms Gray had become a successful horror-writer, with books including The Tickster (1995), Furnace (1997) and The Ancient (2001).