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Glasgow Caledonian University renames building in honour of Annie Lennox

By | Published on Thursday 7 July 2022

Annie Lennox Building

Glasgow Caledonian University has renamed a building on its campus in honour of Annie Lennox. It’s called the Sweet Dreams Are Made Of Thistle Plaza. No, not really, they went with the Annie Lennox Building in the end.

Lennox has been Chancellor of the university since 2018 and officially opened the building while she was in Glasgow for this year’s graduation ceremonies.

“It’s an incredible honour to have such a wonderful building on the Glasgow Caledonian University campus named after me”, says the musician. “I’m looking forwards to taking part in GCU’s graduation ceremonies this week in person, after the last two years, when the only way we could connect was via Zoom. I’m so proud of all the graduates, who’ve coped brilliantly with all the extra challenges, to finally succeed in reaching their goals and achievements”.

GCU Principal Prof Pamela Gillies adds: “Glasgow Caledonian University is extremely fortunate to have Dr Lennox as its Chancellor. Her passion, wisdom, guidance and support for our community, especially through the recent challenges of the pandemic, have been transformative”.

The building, if you were wondering, was previously named the Hamish Wood Building, after a former professor at the university who died in 2009.