February 1903: Glasgow Technical College Architectural Craftsmen’s Society – “Leaded and Stained Glass Work”, a Lecture by Mr James Benson

An article on page eight of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 23rd of February, 1903, reads:



of this society held on Friday evening a paper was read by Mr James Benson on ‘Leaded and Stained

Glass Work.’ The lecturer traced the history of stained glass work in the early ages, and the decline of

the art on the introduction of oil paint, by the expounders of fine art finding in it a better medium for

the expression of their ideas and emotions. In comparing the various kinds of glass Mr Benson stated

that the best glass of British manufacture was much superior to that made on the Continent, and that

it was now possible to get stained glass equal in tone and permanency to the fine work of the ancients.

In conclusion the lecturer gave a description in detail of the process of design and construction of a

memorial window. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the lecturer.”



George Fairfull-Smith, December 2021.