FOGRI was recognised as charity by the Office of the Scottish Charity Register (OSCR) 27th May 2020. The main aim of the charity is to celebrate the heritage and history of Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Our first project is the creation of a small medical history museum at the original medical block entrance accessed via Cathedral Square. To find out more please visit The Medical History Museum We began hosting events in February 2021 with a virtual celebration of Joseph Lister. These webinars and more are available on this site #Listerweek and on our YouTube channel.
Originally built in 1794, Glasgow Royal Infirmary has since cared for the sick and infirm of Glasgow. It is the first of the city’s great hospitals and is known throughout the world for its major contributions to medical science. Landmark achievements of the Royal include those of Joseph Lister, William Macewen, Rebecca Strong, David Cuthbertson, John McInytre and William Tennant Gardiner.
Prof Ross Lorimer
Ross is our Chairman. He was Professor of Cardiology at GRI and a Former President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.