2015 March



Review: Simon Amstell ‘To Be Free’

27th March 2015

Harry Vizor The self-deprecating and brutally honest comic Simon Amstell graced Glasgow’s comedy scene last Thursday (the 19th March) at the Citizen’s Theatre, with a hysterical performance. It felt as though Amstell interchanged between previously written and performed work to improvised jokes, mainly aimed towards people in the audience or Glasgow itself. He is at ...


Open letter from GU Mental Health to the SRC

26th March 2015

Dear President & Permanent Secretary, It has come to my attention that the SRC Mental Health Equality Officer has been removed from his position due to his university enrollment status. I would be most appreciative if you could confirm whether this is the case and, in addition, explain the circumstances in which this decision has ...


Review: Karnivool

26th March 2015

Kate Snowdon Production Manager “Yeah I’m through in Glasgow for Karnivool tonight!” “Shit man, I totally forget! I’ll try get a ticket..” “Sold out, gutted for you man.” “Well, I’ll just try contacting their PR just in case…” Walking into the O2 ABC feeling fairly jammy, I picked up my press pass and sauntered into ...


10 Minutes with: Future Garden

26th March 2015

Beatrice Cook Writer ‘From churches, caves and underground vaults, Future Garden goes where no others have stepped before…’ Such is the motto of Future Garden, a motley group brought together by a shared love of music, in their quest to bring you the best in house and disco of an evening. From their beginnings at ...


Interview with Paul Birch: chairman of Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol

25th March 2015

Aidan Kerr Paul Birch, the co-founder of Bebo and chairman of the recently established single-issue political party Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol (CISTA), was in Glasgow on Tuesday to launch his party’s campaign in Scotland, ahead of the General Election in May. CISTA campaigns for the reform of laws which prohibit the sale and possession ...


Preview: North of the Wall, Saturday 28th of March

25th March 2015

Liam Welsh This Saturday the 28th sees Glasgow University’s very own Morgul host their twice successful North of the Wall festival for a third time. In case you haven’t been to one of their socials, Morgul are the university’s Rock and Metal Society and their quick rise to prominence is really quite impressive. Starting out ...


Open letter from Palestine Society to Glasgow University Senior Management

24th March 2015

Glasgow University Palestine Society To the Senior Management of Glasgow University,   On March 2nd, 2015, Daniel Taub, Israeli Ambassador to the UK, was invited to the University of Glasgow under opaque circumstances to address a select group of students. The Ambassador’s visit was not publicised to the student body beforehand.   As Glasgow University ...


PSG too good for battling City

23rd March 2015

It is not the first time they have had a mountain to climb.  They recovered from a 2-0 away defeat to edge past Medyk Konin in extra time.  They needed to score twice in the final 23 minutes against FC Zurich and did so. They now need to perform a footballing miracle and win by ...


Tigers Storm the Semi-Final

22nd March 2015

By Josh Haslam and Nathan Stilwell The University of Glasgow’s American Football team, the Tigers, stormed the semi-finals on Sunday 15th with an impressive 35 – 12 win against Aberystwyth. Continuing their 8th consecutive win streak, this recent win pushes the Tigers into the final of the Northern Divisional Cup. The game kicked off slowly ...


In Defence of “Animal Testing” at Glasgow University

20th March 2015

Rachel Kerr There has been a lot of activism on campus since the recent revelation that plans for the new University campus redevelopment includes a £5m animal holding facility, approved without student consultation. Several groups have begun to plan petitions and to bring motions to the SRC, and a piece was published by the Glasgow ...