The program organisers, Bryan Clark and Prof. Charlie Irvine, from the University of Strathclyde, arranged an outing and barbecue at Ross Priory, the university’s recreation and conference centre, located on the shores of Loch Lomond.
At the outset, it seemed like complete confusion. Because it was the Sunday prior to the first class meeting, there was a fair bit of confusion as to where to meet to make our way to Ross Priory; the University of Strathclyde covers a very large area!
After a short time and a few phone calls, most people were gathered outside of the library, by the Lord Hope Building (which, coincidentally, is where classes were held, starting the next day).
At Ross Priory, most of the John Marshall students and many of the University of Strathclyde students who attended made initial introductions, and enjoyed barbecue cuisine expertly prepared by our master chef, Prof. Charlie Irvine!