College United Free Church Literary Society


There is little currently known about this society. The only information we have to date comes from a 1903 printed brochure for the Wellington United Free Church, Glasgow (see ‘Additional Notes’ below), which lists a a joint debate with the College United Free Church Literary Society.

It is likely that this society was connected with the Glasgow University United Free Church Students’ Society, which was founded in 1845, and was running about the same as the literary society (see, for example, The Glasgow University Calendar for the Year 1908-9 (Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons, 1908, p. 756).

Date of Existence


Source of Information

(Mentioned in printed brochure: ‘Wellington United Free Church, Glasgow. Supplement. March, 1903’, The Missionary Record of the United Free Church of Scotland (Edinburgh and London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1903); [annotated:] ‘First issue G.H.M’, p. 2; joint debate between the two societies, pp. 2-3)


University of Glasgow Library

Reference Number

Theology Pers MI700

Additional Notes

See also Wellington United Presbyterian Church Literary Association, with whom this society at least one joint meeting.