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…

University staff honoured in New Year’s list

Nick Sikora Six members of University staff have been recognised in this year’s New Year’s Honours list, being awarded two CBEs, two OBEs and two MBEs, respectively. CBEs were awarded to Professor Peter Kennedy, head of the University’s Clinical…