2009 September



GU Scottish Cup heartbreak

28th September 2009

Glasgow 1-4 Girvan Harry Tattersall Smith A great man once said, “Football is a funny old game,” but the laughter was conspicuous in its absence from a muted Garscube faithful, as they saw their team clinically dismantled by a superior Girvan outfit in the first round of the Scottish Cup. It was a day on ...


A body of spirituality

28th September 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith … gets himself all tied up in knots at the Bikram Yoga Centre. Yoga is for middle–class housewives, yuppies and people who are too lazy to do a proper sport right? Wrong. It’s easy to stereotype ‘Yogis’ as a rabble of humming hippies, entrenched in some crumbling commune, high on hallucinogens and ...


GUSA Fair kicks off the year in style

28th September 2009

Joe McLean The 2009 Sports Fair was a proverbial melting pot of student clubs, all jostling and vying for fresh talent to swell their ranks. The Fair had a vast array on display to suit the most discerning of sportsmen, from the mainstream and the obscure to the downright insane. It seemed as if there ...


GU feel brunt of Hillhead hump

28th September 2009

Clare Toner Glasgow University Women’s Hockey Club’s (GUWHC) first game of the season against Hillhead was never going to be easy. With a squad of twenty arriving to be considered for team selection, new playing rules to contend with, and facing a team from the league above their own, the 3-0 defeat belies the many ...


Glasgow Tennis get smashed

28th September 2009

Alastair Coe The Universities Glasgow and Stirling came head-to-head in the first Scottish Conference match of the season at Garscube. Glasgow, with captain Tim Campbell, Brian Wasige, Marcus Pops and Andrew Smillie, were in a confident mood, but faced a tough task against a strong Stirling side. Being the National Tennis Centre, Stirling University has ...


The House of Bernarda Alba (Citizens Theatre)

28th September 2009

Citizens Theatre re-works Garcia Lorca’s classic drama to outstanding effect, writes Dominic Maxwell-Lewis...


A novel approach to accolades

28th September 2009

Tom Bonnick Now is an unusual time of year. From September all through to mid-October, books — serious, actual works of fiction, not written by Dan Brown or anything — gain the full attention of the mainstream media. And not just over on Newsnight review! That’s right, it’s Man Booker Prize time. This is the ...


Refashioned vintage

28th September 2009

Maria Gravelle With the recession at a height and the world desperate to become more eco-friendly, vintage fashion is undoubtedly all the rage. This is hardly news for students, however, who have long been attracted not only to the unique pieces on offer, but also the purse-pleasing prices. Stag — a boutique specialising in re-fashioned ...


Easy as pie – Miso noodle soup

28th September 2009

Claire Strickett Who says students have to live on pot noodles and beans on toast? Not us! Each week our Lifestyle Editor shares a recipe that will keep your finances and your body in good shape. A Japanese staple made from fermented soy beans, barley or rice, miso paste is a surprisingly useful ingredient to ...


Creation (Dir: Jon Amiel)

28th September 2009

Emily McQueen-Govan Based on the book Annie’s Box by the great-great grandson of Charles Darwin (ably portrayed here by Paul Bettany), Creation follows the naturalist as he writes his famous book On the Origin of Species. The story centres on Darwin’s struggle and depression after the death of his eldest daughter Annie (Martha West) from ...