GSA Home Front Memorial
GSA Archives and Collections/GSA Exhibitions

Event Type:

Off-site event


The Memorial Chapel, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Chapel Corridor (South), West Quadrangle, Glasgow G12 8QQ


11 Nov 2019
16:30 - 18:30



War scene with wounded soldiers
1914 by Charles Davidson

GSA Home Front Memorial

Event info

To mark the centenary of the First World War, GSA Archives & Collections and Exhibitions have worked with Louise Welsh, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow and Edwin Pickstone, GSA Lecturer, to create a memorial to GSA students, staff and governors who undertook work on the home front.

Consisting of three panels with text written by Louise and letterpress prints created by Edwin, the memorial has been informed by archival research. The frame was designed and made by Steven Higgins with lettering from Erin Bradley-Scott.

This memorial is a partnership piece to GSA’s WWI Roll of Honour, created in 1925 by Dorothy Doddrell to commemorate students, staff and governors who had served in the armed forces.

The project has been generously funded by Mr James McBroom whose father James Nicol McBroom was a prize-winning student at the School and who undertook munitions work during the war.