Achievements

Over the past 60 years, teams of Glasgow staff and students have travelled to every corner of the globe in search of new discoveries and aiming to answer fundamental questions relating to the natural environment in which we live. Expedition teams have travelled over 6 continents, looking at varied aspects of geography, zoology, geology, anthopology and more. You can read reports of recent expeditions and an overview of some of our achievements by following the links below:

Achievements

Over the years Glasgow ExSoc Expeditions have achieved amazing things all over the world. From journal articles in Nature to the lasting legacy of building libraries and women’s skills centers in rural Gambia to exhibitions of artistic work to increased awareness of conservation of numerous species and habitats, our expeditions teams have all achieved a huge amount. No doubt our greatest achievement, however, has been the associated benefits of sending so many students, hundreds over the years, into the field to explore, to work and to get inspired. Expeditions are often cited as the most important experience our students have during their University years and they have undoubtedly instigated an enthusiasm for the natural world which sees many of our former team members continuing to research or work with conservation and development bodies all over the world.

Reports

A selection of final reports from previous expeditions can be found below. Please click the link below and the report will open in a new window. If you have access to any other old reports of society expeditions we would love to hear from you – please email info@glasgowexsoc.org.uk

Bolivia Cyprus
 2009 report
 2010 report
 2012 report
 2008 report
 2009 report
 2010 report
 2011 report
 2012 report
2013 report
Ecuador
 2004 report
 2005 report
 2006 report
 2007 report
 2008 report
 2009 report
 2011 report
 2012 report
Gambia Iceland
 2005 report
 2006 report
 2008 report
 2011 report
 2012 report
Tanzania Tobago
 2008 report
 2010 report
 2011 report
 2006 report
 2012 report
2013 report
2014 report
Trinidad Peru
 2001 report
 2004 report
 2007 report
2010 report
 2011 report
 2012 report
2013 report
2014 report
2015 report
2011 report
 2012 report

Egypt

2014 report
2015 report

Zambia
 2008 report

Remote Scotland

2014 report
2015 report

Into the Archives

We’re lucky to have an amazing archive from expeditions over the past 80 years. We have reports from expeditions to the Isle Of Canna in 1936, St Kilda in 1956, Calabria (Italy) and Morrocco in 1970, Norway in 1969, Durness in 1975 and many more. We’re really keen to build on this to create a digital archive which is a testament to the great things Glasgow expeditions have done. If you have access to any old reports or know where we might find more please do drop us an email to info@glasgowexsoc.org.uk

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