Glasgow University in the Age of Dundas

Roger L. Emerson

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780748625963
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653652 | DOI:
Glasgow University in the Age of Dundas

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This chapter discusses the appointments in Glasgow University under Henry Dundas before and during the French revolution. It reports that Dundas was elected rector at Glasgow in 1781 and 1782. It observes that the universities were places Dundas meant to dominate and by the end of his career he dominated them more thoroughly than Ilay ever did and had imposed on them an ideological uniformity which was both reactionary then and repellent now. It notes that as the 3rd Duke of Argyll had helped to make the Scottish Enlightenment, Henry Dundas helped to end it.

Keywords: Glasgow University; Henry Dundas; French revolution; Ilay; Duke of Argyll; Scottish Enlightenment

Chapter.  13026 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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