Anniversary projects

 The University of Stirling has always been recognised for doing things differently. Imbued with the radicalism that defined the 1960s, our staff and students have spent the last 50 years driving change across the globe.

In order to celebrate that impact upon society, we have spent the year working to compile a range of unique projects that will offer you a fascinating glimpse into the University’s past. 


Five Decades of Brig

Since 1969, Brig Newspaper has provided our students with a powerful voice. An independent publication made by and for students; the engaging news and views shared within its pages record the most turbulent and exciting events throughout our history.

Capturing our history

With beautiful aerial shots of the campus, and photos of our first students and professors; our image archive captures the earliest years of the university.   

Explore our image archive

Delve into the archives

The University of Stirling was the first new university in Scotland for 400 years. Our archives weave together a rich tapestry of stories and demonstrate the pioneering spirit that has driven the University since its inception.

Discover our history

Fifty Years of Collecting

Highlighting the contribution of the University Archives and Art Collection to life on campus. This anniversary blog will showcase 50 artistic and cultural treasures held by the University. 

Explore our collection

Pathfoot Audio Project

Pathfoot Sounds was created by Suzy Angus and Janieann McCracken from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and launched at the Community Open Doors Day on Saturday 18 June 2017.  The sound installation reflects the architecture and fabric of the Pathfoot building as well as the people who work and study within.  The overall composition is abstract with voice, sound effects and music all bringing together the myriad sounds of Pathfoot, its past and its present. 

SURSA Oral History Project

Over the past 10 years, Stirling staff and students, along with notable public figures, have participated in audio and visual interviews telling the story of the University’s history.

Organised by the Stirling University Retired Staff Association (SURSA), the project and its content is now available to the public through its website. Launched to celebrate UNESCO’S World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the webpage provides an intriguing insight into the University’s past – from its foundations in 1967 through to campus life today.

1964 - site before campus

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