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College Founders Animation

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Have you ever wondered how and why our College was established? In this short video, we describe what led Peter Lowe to found our multi-disciplinary College in Glasgow in 1599, and how he did it.

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Have you ever wondered how and why our College was established? In this short video, we describe what led Peter Lowe to found our multi-disciplinary College in Glasgow in 1599, and how he did it.

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Scan of Portrait of William Spang

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Shown here is a portrait of William Spang, an apothecary and one of the College founders.

This portrait is held within the College Hall of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, hanging next to two of the other College founders, Peter Lowe and Robert Hamilton. Lowe was a surgeon and Hamilton was a physician. Thus, since its beginnings in 1599, the College has been the only multidisciplinary postgraduate medical institution in the UK.

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Shown here is a portrait of William Spang, an apothecary and one of the College founders.

This portrait is held within the College Hall of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, hanging next to two of the other College founders, Peter Lowe and Robert Hamilton. Lowe was a surgeon and Hamilton was a physician. Thus, since its beginnings in 1599, the College has been the only multidisciplinary postgraduate medical institution in the UK.

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Panoramic Video of College Hall

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This panoramic video allows you to look around the College Hall, which was constructed and designed by architect John James Burnett in 1892.

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Portrait of James VI and I (1566-1625)

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Standing three-quarter length in a brown lace-trimmed doublet.

There is some doubt regarding the artist: Gibson (1983) attributes it to Paulus van Somer; in 1993 Ewan Mundy suggested the Circle of David Mytens instead.
James was King of Scotland from 1567 and became King of England and Ireland following the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603. In 1599 he issued a Royal Charter, granting permission to Peter Lowe, Robert Hamilton, and William Spang (and their successors) to establish the body which is known today as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Lowe was also chief surgeon to the King’s son, Prince Henry.

James was a prolific writer and tackled a diverse range of styles and subjects. Of particular note is his “Counterblaste to Tobacco”, an early anti-tobacco publication which appeared some 300 years before Richard Doll convinced the world of the dangers of smoking. There is a contemporary collected edition of his works in the College library.

This portrait was obtained at auction around 1950 by Dr T. J. Honeyman and, after restoration, was presented to the College in 1952 by Professor G. B. Fleming. Although the exact date is unknown it was certainly painted after James acceded to the English throne, as he can be seen wearing the Lesser George of the Garter around his neck.

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Paulus van Somer I (1576–1621) (circle of)
Circle of David Mytens

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17th century

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106

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103 x 86 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Standing three-quarter length in a brown lace-trimmed doublet.

There is some doubt regarding the artist: Gibson (1983) attributes it to Paulus van Somer; in 1993 Ewan Mundy suggested the Circle of David Mytens instead.

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Faculty Minutes 1602-1688

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Faculty Minutes. “Ane short abrigment of the gift granted to the chirurgiones of Glasgow by the deceast King James in the year 1599” at front.

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Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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1602-1688

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RCPSG/1/1/1/1a

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Faculty Minutes. “Ane short abrigment of the gift granted to the chirurgiones of Glasgow by the deceast King James in the year 1599” at front.

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Portrait of William Spang

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Portrait of William Spang, standing half-length in robes with his hand resting on a book. This portrait is a copy of a previous portrait by an artist from the 17th Century Scottish School.
William Spang was an apothecary and named in the Charter of incorporation of 1599 as the inspector of any shops selling drugs.

This portrait is a copy, made in 1822, of a previous portrait by an artist from the 17th Century Scottish School.

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Unknown

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17th century

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100

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90 x 69 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Portrait of William Spang, standing half-length in robes with his hand resting on a book. This portrait is a copy of a previous portrait by an artist from the 17th Century Scottish School.

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Notarial copy of the Faculty's Royal charter

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Notarial copy (1804) of Faculty Charter given by James VI in 1599 to Peter Lowe.

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1804

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RCPSG/1/8/10/1-3

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Notarial copy (1804) of Faculty Charter given by James VI in 1599 to Peter Lowe.

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