Glasgow: Mapping the City

Written by on October 22, 2015

Date: 23 November 2015.
Time: 18:30pm for 19:00pm
Venue: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RJ
Cost: Free

Join us on the 23rd November for our Book Week Scotland event. John Moore will be discussing his latest book, Glasgow: Mapping the City, which explores how our amazing city has changed over the last 500 years. Moore’s beautifully illustrated book features 80 specially selected maps, each offering a unique insight into the political, economic and social history of Glasgow. Our evening will take you on a journey through the development of shipbuilding, green spaces, transport, health, the industrial revolution, wartime, tourism and much more.

The evening starts at 6:30pm with light refreshments and a glass of wine. The talk starts at 7pm. The event is free and all are welcome but please contact us to book as places are limited.

Contact or call 0141 221 6072 to book your place.

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Glasgow: Mapping the City. Poster

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About the author
John Moore is a specialist on Scottish cartography and has published widely on the subject over a period of many years. He is currently Collections Manager at Glasgow University Library.

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