To celebrate the bicentenary of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson‘s birth a programme of events and activities have been planned to take place throughout 2017. We will continue to update this calendar throughout the year with more and more exciting events as these are confirmed so please keep checking back. You can also sign up to our e-mail newsletter here to stay up to date.

Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm
9:00 am
Lines of Thought is an exhibition about architectural drawing and representation and is devoted to the work of Alexander Thomson, one of Glasgow’s most renowned nineteenth century architects.  Curated and organised by the Alexander Thomson Society it celebrates the bicentenary of Thomson’s birth in April 1817 through a selection of original drawings by the architect…
The Lighthouse
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Things as they are/as they ought to be is an exhibition of works spanning sculpture, film and textiles by artists Olivia Jones and Alberta Whittle. Taking place inside the ruin of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s first church, the building’s context and style have acted as catalysts for conversations surrounding memory, history and appropriation between the curator and…
Caledonia Road Church
6:00 pm
Mark Baines is the chairman of the Alexander Thomson Society, an organisation that protects Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s legacy and his architectural heritage. This talk will look at the former Caledonia Road Church along with other buildings designed by Thomson on the South Side of the city, including Walmer Crescent, Moray Place and a number of…
House for an Art Lover
7:00 pm
As part of our 2017 lecture series, Mark Baines will discuss Alexander Thomson’s urban architecture and his lasting legacy in the city of Glasgow.
The Lighthouse
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
These informal and informative tours of the Glasgow Necropolis will be undertaken, weather permitting, as per the dates noted below.   The tour guides assigned to each tour are also listed below. The assignations are subject to change. In 2017 as part of the Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson bicentenary celebrations, the Friends will be undertaking Friday Evening Walking Tours with…
Glasgow Necropolis
Sep 23 @ 10:15 am – 3:00 pm
10:15 am
Departing Glasgow Central Station at 10.20 Booking required by 26 August to All Glasgow walks are from 19:00 – 21:00 and led by Roger Guthrie. All walks cost £5, payable in cash to Roger at the beginning of the walk. Please note, booking is only required for the Cove & Kilcreggan walk. If you…
Glasgow Central Station
7:00 pm
Paul Stallan will provide a review of the architectural syntax of Thomson’s work, delving into the laws which governed his architecture, whilst discussing where this has influenced his own architectural designs.
The Lighthouse
7:00 pm
The Alexander Thomson Society are pleased to present a rare books event in association with The Mitchell Library. Glasgow architect and director of the Society, Scott Abercrombie, will deliver a talk giving a historical context to the importance of these books in relation to Thomson’s work and other contemporary Glaswegian architects. He will discuss built examples where…
The Mitchell Library
7:00 pm
A celebratory talk on the life and legacy of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. Details to be confirmed.
St Vincent Street Church