Strathclyde University

It’s over 210 years since Professor John Anderson’s legacy established what is now the University of Strathclyde.

Strathclyde is ‘the place of useful learning’ - this ethos dates directly from Professor Anderson, who was considered quite a revolutionary among university academics of his day. Committed to education for the working men and women of Glasgow, he articulated, loudly and clearly, the link he perceived between education and economic growth and prosperity. He was determined that no institution with which he was concerned should ever discriminate against someone because of their religion, race or gender.


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It’s almost universally recommended that for optimal physical and mental health, children engage in 60 minutes of physical activity each day and limit the time they spend watching TV, playing computer…
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May’s general election is widely being viewed as one of the most unpredictable in living memory. Yet there is one prediction that can probably be safely made – the campaign in Scotland will be a very distinct…
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Policing porn and the new enforcement of moral standards that don’t exist

A legislative provision that has just come into force bans certain acts in online pornography produced in the UK, with the effect of bringing video-on-demand services into line with the British Board of…
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Gordon Brown: political giant and wasted talent at the same time

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When a drawing or cartoon image can land you in jail

A cartoon can land you in court, as happened to a man recently convicted of possessing non-photographic images – cartoons, drawings – of a sexual nature featuring children. Clearly child pornography, more…

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