News about CHE

Books in the CHE library
Some of the Centre's book collection

Some of the Centre’s book collection

Since leaving the University of Strathclyde in 2010, the Centre for Human Ecology has been based at the historic Pearce Institute in Govan, Glasgow. As well as providing a convivial meeting space, the Centre’s home here contains our beautiful table, made by students and Tom Forsyth back in the University of Edinburgh days- complete with central CHE logo in bog oak from near Faslane nuclear base which would probably carbon date at about 5,000 years old!

CHE oak table
CHE’s office and table- complete with 5000 year old bog oak logo!


Also present are the CHE’s library of books on a wide variety of subjects, as well as related archival material including student theses, occasional papers and other research.

We are pleased to announce that the Centre has been awarded funding from Foundation Scotland and the Longstone Trust to improve and relaunch our library as a community resource. This will involve opening the library to the public one day a week and holding associated learning events.

View from CHE library
the view from our window of the historic Govan Old Church: the traditional ‘heart of Govan’