News in brief 22/02/10

University appoints first female Regius Chair Professor Anna Dominiczak OBE has become the first woman to be appointed to one of the thirteen Regius Professorships available at the University of Glasgow. Prof. Dominiczak is Head of Cardiovascular and Medical…

Child’s play it ain’t

Sage Pearce-Higgins discusses the importance of satire in Nabokov’s fiction In 2008, Woolworths briefly stocked a range of children’s bedroom furniture with the brand-name Lolita. Initially baffled by the complaints that were made, the company subsequently withdrew the items…

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…