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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.

Tutu, Desmond Mpilo | b. 1931 | Archbishop of Cape Town

  • P0052
  • Person
  • b. 1931

In 1978 Desmond Tutu was appointed general secretary of the South African Council of Churches and became a leading spokesperson for the rights of black South Africans. During the 1980s he played an unrivaled role in drawing national and international attention to the iniquities of apartheid, and in 1984 he won the Nobel Prize for Peace for his efforts.

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.

Toivo ja Toivo, Andimba | b. 1924| politician

  • P0046
  • Person
  • b. 1924

Toivo ja Toivo is a Namibian anti-apartheid activist, politician, co founder of South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) and former political prisoner, held on Robben Island for 16 years, in the same section as Nelson Mandela (1968-1984). Toivo ja Toivo spoke at the Glasgow Green Rally in 1988 which marked the start of the march down to London as part of the Freedom at 70 campaign.

The University of Glasgow

  • C0045
  • Corporate body
  • 1451 - present

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow has dedicated more than 560 years to inspiring great minds, from economist Adam Smith and pioneer of television John Logie Baird, to the writer and producer of Doctor Who and Sherlock, Steven Moffat.

The university has inspired the talents of seven Nobel Laureates, one Prime Minister, Scotland's current First Minister and the country's first female medical graduates.

Glasgow’s beautiful, historical campus features more than 100 listed buildings.

The University of Edinburgh

  • C0043
  • Corporate body
  • 1582 - present

The university was established by a Royal Charter granted by James VI in 1582.

For more than 400 years the university has played host to scientists, philosophers and politicians who have shaped the modern world.

Fellow graduates signed the United States’ Declaration of Independence, founded Ivy League universities, brought modern medicine to China, post-colonial government to Africa, and wrote some of the world’s most widely read books.

The University of Aberdeen

  • C0044
  • Corporate body
  • 1495 - present

The University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest university and the fifth oldest in the UK, founded in 1495. It was the first chair of medicine in the English-speaking world.

There are five Nobel laureates associated with the University of Aberdeen.

The South African National Rugby Team

  • C0093
  • Corporate body
  • 1891-present

Historically the term 'Springbok' was applied to any team or individual representing South Africa in international competition regardless of sporting discipline. This tradition was abandoned with the advent of South Africa's new democratic government in 1994.

Because of South Africa’s Apartheid policy, the Commonwealth members signed the Gleneagles Agreement in 1977, a punitive measure which discouraged the international community to have any sporting contacts with South Africa. From 1990 to 1991 the legal apparatus of apartheid was abolished, and the Springboks were readmitted to international rugby in 1992.

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