Heretics and Philistines

Dominic Maxwell-Lewis is disappointed by the Tron’s overambition in Defender of the Faith Set in a farmhouse on the Irish border against a backdrop of uncompromising republicanism, Defender of The Faith tells the story of a family torn apart…

Learning some manners

Willy Russell’s classic drama is starting to show its age, writes Tom Bonnick Staging productions of plays that have already been made into widely acclaimed, arguably better, films always seems like a daring gambit, and perhaps for this reason…

No encouragement needed

Tom Bonnick Rebecca Stott once wrote that one in four listeners of Radio 4 have started writing a novel, a statistic which, anecdotally speaking, I can attest to. Given the unbelievably large, exponential growth in the numbers of published…

A crass examination

A spectacular set is let down by poor timing in An Inspector Calls, writes Sarah Smith Having seen, and loved, Stephen Daldry’s production of An Inspector Calls five years ago, I had high expectations for this performance. Unfortunately, whilst…

Tigers earn their stripes

Glasgow University Tigers overpowered the Teeside Cougars as they impressively continued their march to the playoffs. Whilst the start of the season saw the new squad struggling to generate momentum, their imperious home form at…

You only swing when you’re winning

I’m about as far away from Carnoustie as you can probably imagine; I’m currently huddled in a dank pub toilet in Carluke on the phone to golf captain David Taggart. He is about to head…

Hockey team back on form

In a season that has been marred all too often by frustration and set backs Glasgow University hockey managed to haul their campaign back on track with an emphatic victory over a beleaguered Ayr side at the Garscube. Glasgow…

Three cheers for Glasgow

Rebecca Day dusts off her pom poms to train with the GU cheerleaders It is hard to ignore the stereotype entrenched in the mind when someone mentions the word ‘cheerleader’. It has almost become a by-word for blond, tanned…

GUSA honours Glasgow sporting achievements

Colin Daniels The Marriot Hotel was the scene of great rejoicing as the annual GUSA Blues Reception took place. The awards ceremony — a pinnacle of the university sporting calendar as part of the GUSA Ball — is held…

Politics and PR nightmares

George Binning It is with a certain amount of disappointment that Guardian reports on the fallout from Glasgow’s occupation. When a serious and urgent cause is pushed by an interest group with such force, almost everybody in the community…