The Cottrell and Pathfoot buildings have provided the cornerstones of the academic achievement of the University over the last 40 years.The major developments to the buildings are detailed below.
Right: The Pathfoot Crush Hall outside the main lecture theatre.
From The University of Stirling, Beginnings and Today, by RG Bomont.
|1968||Original Pathfoot Building built|
|1970||Cottrell Building development started|
|1979||Tropical aquarium in Pathfoot|
|1987||Virology unit in Pathfoot|
|1990||D extension in Pathfoot|
|1993||A extension in Pathfoot|
|1998||Courtroom extension to Cottrell|
|1998||R G Bomont Building|
|2002||Iris Murdoch Building|
|2003||Colin Bell Building|
At the opening of the Pathfoot Building Lord Robbins recalled that on his first inspection of the university site:
‘I was overcome by the beauty of the setting … the most enchanting setting for a campus anywhere in this island. But the first piles of the Pathfoot building were being dug. There was much mud about. It was very messy and as I looked around I could not repress the thought, can it be that I have become Chancellor of a University which is going to ruin this marvellous landscape?... No reflection could have been more inappropriate. The Pathfoot building has won world-wide commendation as an outstanding exhibition of what the best of modern architecture can do if it pays attention to the nature of its setting.’
The University of Stirling, Beginnings and Today by RG Bomont.