The director of Glasgow Caledonian University's British School of Fashion, Christopher M Moore cites Zaha Hadid’s Riverside Museum, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Lighthouse building and the verse of Edwin Morgan (Glasgow's first Poet Laureate) as key cultural references. Once an English language and literature undergraduate at the University of Glasgow, he knew he was meant to study there as soon as he walked into the university's Reading Room. ‘I didn’t think that much about the reputation, subjects, expertise or famous alumni of the university,’ he says. ‘It was simply the most stylish room that I had ever been in!’ Stepping back and looking at the contribution of Glasgow through the widest lens, it seems to me that Glaswegians are a percolation of resilience, sentimentality, tolerance, ingenuity and irony.’ Glasgow, Moore wants to remind us, means: ‘dear green place’.
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