James McCune Smith



James McCune Smith offers 10 new PhD scholarships to Black UK students

17th November 2021

Ten new scholarships are up for grabs for eligible students to study at the University of Glasgow. James McCune Smith scholarships have announced that they will subsidise scholarships at the University of Glasgow for Black UK students to undertake PhD research. The organisation has also stated it would provide external mentors, placements, leadership training, community-building ...


New research shows James McCune Smith stood up for women’s rights in the 19th century

24th October 2021

McCune Smith denounced the subjection of working class women to harmful treatments. New research finds that James McCune Smith, after whom the new “Learning Hub” on campus is named, was not only a medical expert but also an activist, abolitionist, journalist, and supporter of women’s suffrage. The child of a runaway slave, James McCune Smith ...


Lowest-paid University staff fear changes to employment conditions could see huge losses

20th July 2021

Unite the Union members demonstrate outside James McCune Smith Building at University’s “fire and rehire”-style practices At midday on Tuesday 13 July, members of Unite the Union and staff at the University of Glasgow gathered outside the new state-of-the-art James McCune Smith Building to protest against the University’s “fire and rehire”-style employment policy that is ...