2009 February



The Devil’s Advocate

10th February 2009

George Binning weighs up the scales of criminal justice with Scottish legal heavyweight Donald Findlay Q.C. If you believed everything you read in the tabloids, Donald Findlay QC would be a name to steer clear of. This is a man who only ever seems to appear in connection with the most horrible crimes, who has ...


Occupy and resist: the return of student radicalism?

10th February 2009

As universities around the UK and the world are occupied by their students, James Foley examines whether students are reclaiming their radical past. In the last two weeks, more than twenty universities in the UK have seen campus occupations by students angered at Israel’s invasion of Gaza. The format of the occupations was established by ...


City derby ends in stalemate

10th February 2009

Colin Daniels Glasgow 4-4 Strathclyde With eight goals, a glut of stramashes and the woodwork taking a battering, the latest womens’ derby at Glasgow proved anything but predictable, for both spectators and coaching staff alike. The early action gave some indication of the extraordinary events that were to unfold in the all-Glasgow derby; the deadlock ...


Kelvin Hall hosts 2014 warm-up

10th February 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall played host to the Aviva International Athletics championships. It was a heartening performance from the British contingent following a wholly disappointing display on the track in Beijing. The weekend belonged to Mo Farah, the perennial underachiever who finally lived up to his potential by shattering the long standing UK ...


Double polo victory for GUCC

10th February 2009

Sport Staff The annual canoe polo competition kicked off at Glasgow’s Stevenson Building, with the nation’s finest descending on the West End to compete for the sport’s most coveted prize. In stark contrast to numerous university sports fixtures, where spectators frequently number in single figures, the event saw the Stevenson Building in full carnival swing, ...


Volleyball aims to smash records

10th February 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith fine tunes his skills for the summer with the volleyball club I guess when I think of volleyball the first things that inevitably come to mind is bronzed Adonises and bikini babes frolicking on the beaches of Rio and Miami … but Glasgow? I’ve come along to train with one of the ...


Tennis club rally for play-off push

10th February 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith Glasgow University Tennis Club once again reiterated its strength in depth with a crushing 10-0 defeat of Strathclyde. The result cemented their place in the nation’s top division for next season, whilst leaving them in prime position to begin to generate moment for a play-off push, as the league enters its penultimate ...


An urban dystopia

10th February 2009

Jessica McBride is impressed by modern uses of a traditional medium at Recoat Gallery. Those who lament that painting is of little importance in art today will be satisfied to see what is on offer at Recoat Gallery this month. Paint, once the medium of high art, has been stuck in a quagmire of doubt ...


Cancerous Capers – Part 3

10th February 2009

Jamie Ross I awoke with a jolt of excitement today. I heard my door open, and through bleary eyes I saw my mother coming into the room with an envelope in her outstretched arm. What could this be? A wistful letter of love from an old flame? A massive order for Jamie Ross charity wristbands? ...


Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (Dir: Peter Sollett)

10th February 2009

Tom Bonnick As its title suggests, there is very little more to Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist than one long, extended boast about how cool a load of underground bands are. Perhaps its lack of conventional narrative and motifs of perpetual searching and deferred potential are reminiscent of Joyce’s Ulysses; but strictly speaking this, would ...