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New Honorary Patron

Mrs Jean Tulloch CVO The Crichton Foundation Board of Trustees are delighted to announce that Jean has accepted their invitation to become an Honorary Patron of the organisation. Jean was a member of the Women of Dumfries and Galloway Lunch Committee since its inception in 2003. She decided to retire from the Committee following this […]





Crichton Conversation with Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE

Networked Rural Development: beyond “top down” and “bottom up” Professor Shucksmith delivered a most interesting opening lecture for the 2019 – 2020 Crichton Conversation Series. If you missed it a copy of his presentation, along with links to the research he referenced, is available here: Crichton Conversation Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE





Annual General Meeting

The Foundation’s AGM will be held on Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 5:30pm in room 205 in Browne House, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4ZZ. All are welcome. Please contact 01387 702048 or mail@crichtonfoundation.com if you would like to join us.





University of Glasgow Graduation

Wednesday 3rd July was a lovely sunny day for the University of Glasgow graduation in Dumfries. We wish good luck to all of the new graduates on the next stage of their journeys. Special congratulations to our Convenor, Andrew Walls, who was awarded an honorary doctorate along with Alice Thomson, Sir Peter Lampl, David Meyer […]





Andy Goldsworthy Lecture – University of Glasgow

As part of a celebratory calendar of events to mark the 20th anniversary of the University of Glasgow in Dumfries, the School of Interdisciplinary Studies is hosting a series of lectures by leading figures from a wide range of professions and in August they will welcome Andy Goldsworthy. For over 40 years, artist Andy Goldsworthy has […]





Elizabeth Crichton Award

The Elizabeth Crichton Prize is an award made annually by the Crichton Foundation. Established to help postgraduate nursing students meet the fee expenses incurred the recipient is chosen through working collaboratively with NHS Dumfries and Galloway. This year’s winner is Donna Craig, Practice Educator for NHS Education. Donna was presented with her prize by Miss […]





Elizabeth Crichton Founder’s Day Lunch and Henry Duncan Memorial Lecture

The Elizabeth Crichton Founder’s Day Lunch was held on Wednesday 15th May 2019. This event is by invitation only to Friends of the Foundation, Members of the company, donors, sponsors and advertisers, giving us the opportunity to thank our supporters. Our thanks also to Professor Russel Griggs, our guest speaker.  Once again our sponsor was […]





“Just Keep Asking”

“Just Keep Asking” Early in 2019 a new slate sculpture was erected outside the University of Glasgow’s Rutherford/McCowan Building on Campus. The slate sculpture was designed and installed by father and daughter team Joe and Jenny Smith of Sculptural Slateworks based at Milton, Crocketford. The sculpture was funded by four generous donations from Foundation supporters. […]





University of Glasgow 20th Anniversary Celebrations

2019 sees the 20th anniversary of the University of Glasgow at the Crichton Campus. The School of Interdisciplinary Studies have planned a programme of events throughout the year to celebrate this important milestone. Details of the events are available at University of Glasgow 20th anniversary Please contact the University of Glasgow if you would like further […]





Awards Committee

The application deadline for the next Awards Committee meeting is 12 noon on Monday 30th September. The Committee meet on 16th October to discuss these applications. Applicants will be informed of the outcome as soon as we can after the meeting.




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