Education: Hetherington to Glasgow

A serious-minded Scot student at Glasgow University enjoys nothing more than electing a Lord Rector, when he must traditionally fight with a bag of soot for his place at the polling booth. The University's General Council of Electors never proceeds more deliberately than when it is choosing a Scot, like the late great physicist Baron Kelvin or Gladstone's successor as Prime Minister, the late Earl of Rosebery, to honor with the title of Chancellor. But Lord Rectors are only disciplinary officials, Chancellors merely figureheads. The real ruler of this great and ancient University...

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