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Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

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Mental Health Awareness Week - Necropolis Walking Tour

By CGordon 08 May 2022

A relaxing and educational walk in Glasgow's Victorian time capsule

Join the Living Support Team as part of Mental Health Awareness Week on a relaxing walk to the Necropolis and learn about the history, archaeology and significance of this Victorian time capsule located in the urban landscape of Glasgow. If you're a movie fan, you may also recognise this location from The Batman (2022).

Glasgow Necropolis is a place of burial, a cemetery. Its foundation was part of the 19th century ‘Victorian garden cemetery movement’, which can be described by its value towards aesthetics and planning the place of burial with the purpose of creating a place for remembrance. Thanks to this, the Victorian era very quickly started to be associated with elaborate and ostentatious funerals and the architecture of death in itself became a grandeur.

Event details:

  • Wednesday 11th May 2022
  • 2:30PM meeting at Maclay Residences (Reception, 9 Cooperage Place)
  • OR: 3:30PM meeting at Buchanan Street Subway Station (Buchanan Street entrance) if this is easier for you to get to than Maclay
  • Free event open to all UofG accommodation residents

There are limited places available so please register on Eventbrite

We will walk from Maclay to the subway, take the subway to the city centre (you will be required to purchase your own subway ticket), then walk from there to the Necropolis. You can either return with us or stay and explore the site or/and Glasgow Cathedral (St. Mungo Cathedral) nearby.

Please bring a water bottle and wear sensible clothing and sturdy footwear.

If you have any questions please contact maclay-ls@glasgow.ac.uk.

Photos copyright of Arianna Magyaricsova