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The University of Strathclyde’s new genealogy institute

In partnership with the University of Strathclyde.

An initiative to promote world-leading genealogy education, events and research has been launched at the University of Strathclyde.

The Strathclyde Institute for Genealogical Studies has been established, with the aim of delivering academic excellence through the creation of new courses and research opportunities to run alongside the university’s long-standing, world-leading postgraduate program.  

The Institute will also build on the success of the university’s genetic genealogy research projects, and will work with experts, organisations and other faculties at Strathclyde to grow a thriving research community for anyone with an interest in family history.

The new Institute will formally launch on Tuesday 9 May at a free online showcase event, where Tahitia McCabe will be joined by Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde, and guest speaker Professor Turi King

Professor King uses genetics in the fields of forensics, history, genealogy and archaeology, and is perhaps best known for her work in leading the genetics and identification of the remains of King Richard III. 

The free online event will share the Institute’s plans, as well as opportunities to get involved.

For registration and further information, visit Please note, the event runs from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (British Summer Time).

Pictured: Professor Turi King. Image credit: Jonathan Sisson

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