Child’s play it ain’t

Sage Pearce-Higgins discusses the importance of satire in Nabokov’s fiction In 2008, Woolworths briefly stocked a range of children’s bedroom furniture with the brand-name Lolita. Initially baffled by the complaints that were made, the company subsequently withdrew the items…

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 (City Halls)

Sage Pearce-Higgins Chopin, Piano Concerto in F minor. Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Joseph Swensen, conductor; Polina Leschenko, piano. “Chopin was proud, passionate, tormented and very manly.” So Ingrid Bergman tells us in the film Autumn Sonata. Without doubt one of…

£20,000 worth of kit stolen from canoe club

Anna Murray Glasgow University Canoe Club has had over £20,000 worth of equipment stolen over the festive period. The sports club had their kit locked in a storage area off-campus in Hyndland while members were away for Christmas and…

Russell Group hits out at cuts to university budgets

Nick Sikora The Russell Group, the association of Britain’s leading research-led universities, has stated that universities will suffer a “devastating” decline following a government announcement on funding. Writing in an open letter in The Guardian, Russell Group chairman Michael…

News in brief: 01/02/10

Biomedical research receives $3m Gates grant Glasgow University has been given a $3million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to further the development of research into sleeping sickness disease. The sum will be used to develop new…