Category:People educated at St Aloysius' College, Glasgow
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The following 31 pages are in this category, out of 31 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 31 pages are in this category, out of 31 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. St Aloysius' College, Glasgow – St Aloysius College is a selective fee-paying, independent, Jesuit school in Glasgow, Scotland. It was founded in 1859, and named after the Jesuit Aloysius Gonzaga, the affiliated St Aloysius Church is located nearby. St Aloysius College is a school with a kindergarten, junior school. There are four houses, Aloysius Gonzaga, Ignatius of Loyola, John Ogilvie and Francis Xavier, the College motto is Ad majora natus sum, which means I am born for greater things. As in many Jesuit schools, pupils are instructed to inscribe AMDG on all work, the school emblem is an eagle, and the College hymn is the Carmen Aloisianum. The school was established on 12 September 1859 at Charlotte Street, near Glasgow Green, here lived the citys largely migrant Catholic community from Ireland and the Scottish Highlands, both of which groups the school was intended to serve. Since 1866 the Colleges main campus has been situated in Garnethill on the side of Glasgow city centre. Originally, the school was for boys only, in 1979 the admission policy was changed by the Governors during the tenure of Headmaster Fr. Henry Anthony Richmond SJ and girls were admitted. Girls now make up half of the school population, buildings include the original category-B listed Italianate Chandlery Building, including the administration block, library, and refectory. Its 1908 and 1926 extensions are known collectively as The Hanson Building, which accommodates classrooms for languages, in 2011, the number of buildings and the size of the campus increased with the acquisition of the Mercy Convent site and buildings. The building is used for additional support lessons, as well as a gym for students, offices, the school has a close relationship with the Jesuit parish church of St Aloysius next door. The church is used by the college and Masses offered for both the junior and senior schools. The building is listed category A, designed by C. J. Menart in the revival style and modelled on the Church of the Gesú. A new Sports Hall is being constructed on the College campus, the Kindergarten and Junior School support children from the ages of 3 to 12 years old. The kindergarten is situated in the Mount Building, while the Junior school is in a building along Hill Street. A house system was established by headmaster Fr, adrian J Porter SJ in 1997. The four houses, named after notable Jesuit saints, compete against each other in events including rugby, hockey, athletics, inter-house debating and a quiz. This meant that instead of each house having its own housemaster, each year would have a Head of Year, previously pupils were divided into Romans and Carthaginians with victories being awarded to pupils for good work
2. Glasgow – Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and third largest in the United Kingdom. Historically part of Lanarkshire, it is now one of the 32 council areas of Scotland and it is situated on the River Clyde in the countrys West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as Glaswegians, Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. From the 18th century the city grew as one of Great Britains main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America. Glasgow was the Second City of the British Empire for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries Glasgow grew in population, reaching a peak of 1,128,473 in 1939. The entire region surrounding the conurbation covers about 2.3 million people, at the 2011 census, Glasgow had a population density of 8, 790/sq mi, the highest of any Scottish city. Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is well known in the sporting world for the football rivalry of the Old Firm between Celtic and Rangers. Glasgow is also known for Glasgow patter, a dialect that is noted for being difficult to understand by those from outside the city. Glasgow is the form of the ancient Cumbric name Glas Cau. Possibly referring to the area of Molendinar Burn where Glasgow Cathedral now stands, the later Gaelic name Baile Glas Chu, town of the grey dog, is purely a folk-etymology. The present site of Glasgow has been settled since prehistoric times, it is for settlement, being the furthest downstream fording point of the River Clyde, the origins of Glasgow as an established city derive ultimately from its medieval position as Scotlands second largest bishopric. Glasgow increased in importance during the 10th and 11th centuries as the site of this bishopric, reorganised by King David I of Scotland and John, there had been an earlier religious site established by Saint Mungo in the 6th century. The bishopric became one of the largest and wealthiest in the Kingdom of Scotland, bringing wealth, sometime between 1189 and 1195 this status was supplemented by an annual fair, which survives as the Glasgow Fair. Glasgow grew over the following centuries, the first bridge over the River Clyde at Glasgow was recorded from around 1285, giving its name to the Briggait area of the city, forming the main North-South route over the river via Glasgow Cross. The founding of the University of Glasgow in 1451 and elevation of the bishopric to become the Archdiocese of Glasgow in 1492 increased the towns religious and educational status and landed wealth. Its early trade was in agriculture, brewing and fishing, with cured salmon and herring being exported to Europe, Glasgow was subsequently raised to the status of Royal Burgh in 1611. The citys Tobacco Lords created a water port at Port Glasgow on the Firth of Clyde. By the late 18th century more than half of the British tobacco trade was concentrated on Glasgows River Clyde, at the time, Glasgow held a commercial importance as the city participated in the trade of sugar, tobacco and later cotton
3. Scotland – Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It shares a border with England to the south, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles, the Kingdom of Scotland emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707. By inheritance in 1603, James VI, King of Scots, became King of England and King of Ireland, Scotland subsequently entered into a political union with the Kingdom of England on 1 May 1707 to create the new Kingdom of Great Britain. The union also created a new Parliament of Great Britain, which succeeded both the Parliament of Scotland and the Parliament of England. Within Scotland, the monarchy of the United Kingdom has continued to use a variety of styles, titles, the legal system within Scotland has also remained separate from those of England and Wales and Northern Ireland, Scotland constitutes a distinct jurisdiction in both public and private law. Glasgow, Scotlands largest city, was one of the worlds leading industrial cities. Other major urban areas are Aberdeen and Dundee, Scottish waters consist of a large sector of the North Atlantic and the North Sea, containing the largest oil reserves in the European Union. This has given Aberdeen, the third-largest city in Scotland, the title of Europes oil capital, following a referendum in 1997, a Scottish Parliament was re-established, in the form of a devolved unicameral legislature comprising 129 members, having authority over many areas of domestic policy. Scotland is represented in the UK Parliament by 59 MPs and in the European Parliament by 6 MEPs, Scotland is also a member nation of the British–Irish Council, and the British–Irish Parliamentary Assembly. Scotland comes from Scoti, the Latin name for the Gaels, the Late Latin word Scotia was initially used to refer to Ireland. By the 11th century at the latest, Scotia was being used to refer to Scotland north of the River Forth, alongside Albania or Albany, the use of the words Scots and Scotland to encompass all of what is now Scotland became common in the Late Middle Ages. Repeated glaciations, which covered the land mass of modern Scotland. It is believed the first post-glacial groups of hunter-gatherers arrived in Scotland around 12,800 years ago, the groups of settlers began building the first known permanent houses on Scottish soil around 9,500 years ago, and the first villages around 6,000 years ago. The well-preserved village of Skara Brae on the mainland of Orkney dates from this period and it contains the remains of an early Bronze Age ruler laid out on white quartz pebbles and birch bark. It was also discovered for the first time that early Bronze Age people placed flowers in their graves, in the winter of 1850, a severe storm hit Scotland, causing widespread damage and over 200 deaths. In the Bay of Skaill, the storm stripped the earth from a large irregular knoll, when the storm cleared, local villagers found the outline of a village, consisting of a number of small houses without roofs. William Watt of Skaill, the laird, began an amateur excavation of the site, but after uncovering four houses
4. Ian Bannen – Ian Bannen was a Scottish character actor and occasional leading man. Bannen was known for starring as Christopher Lowe in From Beyond the Grave, Jim Prideaux in the BBC production of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Jackie OShea in Waking Ned Devine. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Flight of the Phoenix, Bannen was born in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, the son of Clare and John James Bannen, a lawyer. Bannen served in the British Army after attending St Aloysius College, Glasgow and Ratcliffe College and his first acting role came in a 1947 Dublin stage production of Armlet of Jade. He became a figure on the London stage, making a name for himself in the plays of both Shakespeare and Eugene ONeill. He was an member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and appeared on Broadway as well. His film debut occurred in the early 1950s with a role in Pool of London. He had a significant role as Stoker Samuel Bannister in Yangtse Incident. During the early stages of his career he worked with the Boulting Brothers on Privates Progress and that same year, he starred alongside Sean Connery in the WW2 prison drama, The Hill. Bannen turned down roles in Hawaii Five-O, Van der Valk. His notable television appearances include parts in Doctor Finlay, Thriller, according to screenwriter Penelope Gilliatt, Bannen never felt comfortable with the part. The anxiety adversely affected his performance during the early filming, schlesinger replaced Bannen with Peter Finch, who received an Oscar nomination for the role. Ian Bannen received in 1965 an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Flight of the Phoenix as Ratbags Crow and he also received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as suspected child molester Kenneth Baxter in The Offence. In 1996, he was honoured with the BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award, Bannen was killed, aged 71, in a car accident by Loch Ness in November 1999. He and his wife, Marilyn Salisbury, who had been driving, were discovered in a vehicle at Knockies Straight between Inverness and Fort Augustus. His wife, a veterinarian for the Ministry of Agriculture, suffered minor injuries. The couple had married since 1976, they had no children. Coatbridge College, Lanarkshire annually presents the Ian Bannen Memorial Award to the best actor or actress in its classes, Bannen was posthumously given the 2000 Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award