2015 April



Gordon Brown receives honorary doctorate from University of Glasgow

30th April 2015

Gina Mete News Editor The former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, visited the University of Glasgow on Wednesday 29 April to receive an honorary doctorate. Before the degree was presented by University Principal, Anton Muscatelli, Brown delivered a lecture about why he believes Labour are the only party who can really deliver change and fairness to ...


Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown set to receive honorary degree

29th April 2015

Sam Wigglesworth Writer Former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, will receive an honorary degree of Doctor of the University on Wednesday 29 April. The former Prime Minister is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, where he served as Rector from 1972-1975. He currently holds an honorary doctorate from his alma mater and was made a ...


A conversation with an explorer

27th April 2015

Fraser McGowan and Tess Milligan Deputy News Editor and Writer Cameron Mackay is an explorer and a climate change activist. The 19 year old Glasgow undergraduate has been on expeditions to the Indian Himalayas, Greenland, and has trained with the veteran explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.  The Glasgow Guardian asked him a few questions ahead of ...


Watch out! Why I won’t be wearing Apple’s latest accessory this summer and you shouldn’t either

27th April 2015

Rachel Edwards Writer Have Apple done it again? Set to hit stores in late April, the Apple Watch is predicted to revolutionise the world of the smartwatch. Hordes of Apple-hungry enthusiasts are currently counting down the seconds until they can flood to the stores to take a bite out of Apple’s latest treat. Hype surrounding ...


Abroad in Andorra

27th April 2015

Annabel Crawford Writer A few weeks ago I had the veritable fortune to travel to Andorra to visit a friend. For those who are unaware (the majority to whom I have spoken), Andorra is a small country of around 85,000 people, nestled snugly in the Pyrenees between France and Spain. Much to my dismay, the ...


KFC for Christmas: Imported holidays and their significance

27th April 2015

Annina Claesson Writer How many people did you give chocolate to on Valentine’s Day? In Japan, you might have had to count on your hands and toes to answer that question, at least if you’re a woman. The Japanese custom for Valentine’s Day is for women to give chocolate to their significant others and also ...


North of the Wall @ Classic Grand – Review

27th April 2015

Liam Welsh Writer Saturday the 28th of March saw Glasgow University’s very own Morgul host their twice successful North of the Wall festival for a third time. Having commandeered the Classic Grand the day was to be packed with a total of eleven bands covering two stages over the course of almost eight hours, so ...


Subcity 20th Birthday Party

27th April 2015

The Glasgow Guardian interviews Sam Murray following his DJ set at the Art School for Subcity’s 20th celebrations Izzie Keating Writer On Saturday 21st March, the Art School hosted celebrations for Glasgow University’s very own station, Subcity Radio. Renowned for delivering something fun and more importantly unique, Subcity is still surprising us twenty years on. ...


Ten Walls @ The Arches – Review

27th April 2015

Laura Scott Writer Every techno and house lover has a DJ bucket list of acts to see. We all have those dream concerts, gigs that you feel you have to see before you die, music that touches you and you need to be in the presence of. For me, one of these acts is Ten ...


Ingenious Impressions

27th April 2015

David Santamaria Legarda Writer Although we all spend a fair amount of time in the library, the books kept in level 12 at the department of Special Collections remain a mystery for most of us. That is why the opportunity the Hunterian Art Gallery gives us (until 21 June) to uncover some of the secrets ...