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Shapers of Glasgow

Between 23 July and 3 August, Glasgow plays host to the Commonwealth Games. The Games were the idea of John Astley Cooper, and the first tournament—known as the British Empire Games—was held in 1930.

The Oxford DNB includes biographies of 2100 men and women with links to Glasgow, from Kentigern to the ‘national poet of Scotland’, Edwin Morgan (1920-2010). Below you’ll find a small selection; click on a portrait (or a tea room sign) to read on.

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