Any Graduate or Undergraduate Historians starting this September? Be great to get to know the people I'll be seeing around the department in advance. I'm starting a M.Litt in History this September with view to further study, and really need to sort out history.
I'm 25 and looking forward to starting again somewhere new. That tends to be my favourite recurring theme. I worked a year at Walt Disney World in Florida a few years back and then parachuted into a Wales to do my BA, having never visited the area but had a great experience.
Having worked a long time in the US I considered there for postgraduate. But then I thought, quiet you! You worked there for a year plus two summers, you're going to overdo it. So I looked at the map and being a devoted Iain Banks fan (I hate to say my choice in of Scotland really was made by in my opinion the best author in the English Language...) H was a true genius but sadly died last year of cancer. However, he did leave many evocative and appealing portrayals of Scotland without any of the stereotypical tropes with a true insight into the way people think.
So yes. I am ashamed to admit a big factor was love of his books and desire to explore the country that inspired him and in which he set many of his novels in various different communities within Scotland.
Anyone else within History have odd inspirations that just made you feel Glasgow was right for you and helped guide your choice.
Have you done any of these?