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World Council on Churches

  • C0031
  • Corporate body
  • 1948 - present

The WCC brings together churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 500 million Christians and including most of the world's Orthodox churches, scores of Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed churches, as well as many United and Independent churches. While the bulk of the WCC's founding churches were European and North American, today most member churches are in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific. There are now 348 member churches.

For its member churches, the WCC is a unique space: one in which they can reflect, speak, act, worship and work together, challenge and support each other, share and debate with each other.

West End School of Cookery | 1878-1908

  • C0112
  • Corporate body
  • 1878-1908

The West End School of Cookery, Glasgow, Scotland, was founded in 1878 and opened to the public on 29 October of that year. In 1908, the School amalgamated with the Glasgow School of Cookery to form a Scottish central institution under the title the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (Incorporated), later named The Queen’s College, Glasgow.

The founder of the West End School of Cookery was Margaret Black (1830-1903), who had been a teacher at the Glasgow School of Cookery and left in 1878 to open her own school. When Margaret Black died in March 1903 she was succeeded as Principal by her niece, Mary McKirdy (1874-1957).

The School’s first premises were in the Corporation Galleries at 2 Dalhousie Street, Glasgow. Initially the School provided private classes in cookery and although it had been running classes in Glasgow and Govan Board Schools, it was not until 1885 that the Scotch Education Department recognised it as a teacher training centre. In September 1903 the school moved to larger premises at 346 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, and also at 1 Scott Street, Glasgow. The subjects taught at the School were extended and by 1905 teachers’ diploma courses were being offered in cookery, housewifery and laundry, along with certificates to housewives, housekeepers and cooks. Prior to amalgamation in 1908 the School was known as the West End Training School of Cookery and employed 5 teachers.

War on Want | Scottish War on Want

  • C0069
  • Corporate body

The Scottish Arm of War on Want.

A letter from Victor Gollancz to The Guardian in February 1951 led to the founding of War on Want. His letter asked people to join an international struggle against poverty. Harold Wilson MP coined the name.

War on Want has always been at the forefront of many of the debates on global poverty and injustice. As early as 1961, War on Want raised concerns about 'third world' debt and warned it would be a central issue in the future.

War on Want

  • C0068
  • Corporate body
  • 1951 - present

A letter from Victor Gollancz to The Guardian in February 1951 led to the founding of War on Want. His letter asked people to join an international struggle against poverty. Harold Wilson MP coined the name.

War on Want has always been at the forefront of many of the debates on global poverty and injustice. As early as 1961, War on Want raised concerns about 'third world' debt and warned it would be a central issue in the future.

University of Strathclyde

  • C0046
  • Corporate body
  • 1796 - present

Established more than 200 years ago 'for the good of mankind', the University of Strathclyde is renowned for excellent teaching, research and strong links with industry, government and business.

Its roots can be traced back to 1796, when Professor John Anderson’s legacy established a 'place of useful learning' – the only higher education institution to be created in Scotland during the Enlightenment. This tradition remains at the heart of our ethos today, as a leading international technological university.

University of St Andrews

  • C0048
  • Corporate body
  • c 1410 - present

Founded in 1413, St Andrews is the oldest university in Scotland and the third oldest university in the English speaking world. There is no official campus as the university is integrated with town: ancient buildings juxtaposed with state-of-the-art science facilities.

United Nations

  • C0081
  • Corporate body
  • 1945 - present

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.

The United Nations can take action on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century, such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender equality, governance, food production, and more.

The UN also provides a forum for its members to express their views in the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and other bodies and committees. By enabling dialogue between its members, and by hosting negotiations, the Organization has become a mechanism for governments to find areas of agreement and solve problems together.

Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers

  • C0107
  • Corporate body
  • 1947-present

USDAW are a union that recruit, organise and represent workers in the retail, distributive, manufacturing and service sectors for the purpose of securing the best possible terms and conditions and providing support and protection at work.

Over one hundred and twenty five years ago, representatives of workers met in Manchester and Birmingham to establish trade unions which grew during the latter part of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century, to form, in 1947, what is now the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers. In 1991, Usdaw celebrated a 'Century of Service' to those workers in shops, factories, offices, warehouses and other areas where the Union has representative and negotiating responsibilities.

Trades Union Congress

  • C0022
  • Corporate body
  • 1868 - present

The TUC's objectives are to raise the quality of working life and promote equality for all. Their mission is to be a high profile organisation that campaigns successfully for trade union aims and values; assists trade unions to increase membership and effectiveness; cuts out wasteful rivalry; and promotes trade union solidarity. They represent more than 5.8 million workers in 51 unions.

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