2010 February



Championship victory for GUCC

22nd February 2010

Clare Toner Glasgow University recently played host to the Scottish Universities Annual Canoe Polo Championship. On February 5, 25 teams from all over Scotland descended on Glasgow to compete for the coveted Open Shield and Ladies’ Cup in the only inter-university competition in the Polo calendar. For the uninitiated, canoe polo is essentially water polo ...


Valentine’s Day (Dir: Garry Marshall)

22nd February 2010

Luke James Valentine’s Day, directed by Garry Marshall, stars almost every romcom American actor you can think of. From Ashton Kutcher to Julia Roberts, the list is almost endless. The story is about what multiple couples are doing on Valentine’s Day. From the get go, it would seem that Valentine’s Day is attempting to be ...


Interfaculty cup ends in draw

22nd February 2010

Harry Tattersall Smith Ominous weather forecasts had threatened to put a dampener on GUSA’s annual inter-faculty sports extravaganza, yet the glorious occasion was matched only by the gloriously unseasonal sunshine that flirted with Glasgow for the weekend before returning to its more characteristic grey. Speaking at the opening of the football tournament GUSA president Steven ...


Museum’s namesake exposed as murderer

22nd February 2010

Sarah Smith The founder of Scotland’s oldest public museum has been linked with murder and grave robbery in new research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (JSRM). According to respected historian Don Shelton, Dr. William Hunter, widely considered one of the fathers of modern obstetrics and founder of Glasgow University’s Hunterian Museum ...


Micmacs (Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

22nd February 2010

Lee Roden The Glasgow Film Festival has literally opened with a bang, courtesy of the Scottish premier of Jean–Pierre Jeunet’s (Amelie, Delicatessen) Micmacs. The film is a comedy centring on the arms trade (is that even possible? Only Jeunet could make it so) starring the inimitable Danny Boon as Bazil. To say Bazil is unfortunate ...


A hard day’s night, but worth every minute

22nd February 2010

David Childs So then, Superbowl XLIV? Did you watch it? If so, did you know exactly what was going on, or did you just look in to see what the fuss was about? I was a mixture of both; I had a fair grasp of the rules of American Football, courtesy of owning NFL Madden ...


Who rigs every Oscar night?

22nd February 2010

Tom Bonnick gives his predictions for the outcome of that sacred time in every film buff’s life, the Academy Awards If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Jeez, there sure an awful lot of overblown, self-important snooze-fests in the cinema at the moment — in fact, it seems like this happens around this time every year”, ...


Neil LaBute trilogy (Citizens Theatre)

22nd February 2010

Lauren Martin Set in New York City in a post-9/11 world, three couples are tormented by events that ultimately destroy their relationships.  The stage is simple and claustrophobic, allowing the starkness of these private moments to be laid out bare for the shock and discomfort of the audience. The Furies tells of a gay couple, ...


SRC executive positions hotly contested

22nd February 2010

 Craig MacLellan and Anna Murray The sabbatical positions at the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) have all received three or more nominations for each vacancy, in a welcome change from the lack of interest displayed in recent years. Whilst the four sabbatical positions will be highly contested, some of the other non-sabbatical roles have received little ...


Backbeat (Citizens Theatre)

22nd February 2010

Dominic Maxwell-Lewis A stage version of hugely successful film Backbeat is something that writer and director Iain Softley has said he has wanted to do since he made the film back in 1994. It’s easy to understand why, especially when performed so deftly by such a strong cast as this. The story is of the ...