2016 November



Glasgow University scientists aim to repair MS damage

16th November 2016

Dalia Gala Writer Glasgow University researchers are in the process of testing whether a blood-thinning drug originally developed to help stroke patients has the potential to aid with the repair process of damaged nerve cells in patients with MS (multiple sclerosis). The MS society will donate £150,000 towards the research project led at Glasgow University ...


Glasgow drug addicts to inject safely in “fix rooms”

16th November 2016

Hamish Morrison Writer Plans for the creation of supervised drug injection sites in Glasgow have been given the go ahead in principle by the Glasgow City Integration Joint Board (IJB). This board comprises members of Glasgow City Council, the health board and Police Scotland. The proposals are modelled on existing schemes in Europe, Australia and ...


Much Ado About Murder: between gore and comedy

16th November 2016

The Glasgow University Shakespeare Society produces a play that strives for dark comedy with a Shakespearean twist Aea Varfis-van Warmelo Deputy Culture Editor (Theatre) The Glasgow University Shakespeare Society is a fledgling society, and having done one night of Shakespearean monologues and Love’s Labour’s Lost, Much Ado About Murder is the first piece of new ...


A Modern Soviet Lithuania

15th November 2016

Billie Armstrong Writer Document: Human Rights Film Festival explores Soviet Russia in its screening of When We Talk About the KGB When We Talk About the KGB is a retrospective look at the lives of young freedom fighters, KGB officers and spies during the Soviet regime in Lithuania. Through juxtaposing voices and images we gain ...


An evening with Gary Tank Commander

15th November 2016

Yve Barry Writer As Greg McHugh and the rest of his cast abseil down onto the live stage at the Hydro, they are making an even bigger jump into the realm of making a TV programme into a live show. The progression from a programme onto the stage is something so different from what these ...


Carrie The Musical takes gory 70s horror onto stage

15th November 2016

Aea Varfis-van Warmelo Deputy Culture Editor (Theatre) To separate Carrie (the musical) from its mother Carrie (the film) is difficult, but the musical acknowledges and circumvents this: it all begins with Sue Snell giving testimony of what occurred on the night she’ll never forget — tragedy is inevitable. Following this, we understand that this musical ...


Instead of Sculpture exhibition: pushing the boundaries of the form

15th November 2016

Maria Cynkier Writer This autumn a Polish artist Zofia Kulik was invited to display one of her oldest projects, Instead of Sculpture (1968-71), in her first solo UK show at Glasgow Sculpture Studios. And rather unconventionally, the exhibition does not involve three-dimensional sculpture in its traditional understanding. Kulik is one of the key artists in ...


Flying Duck’s Vegan Fete

14th November 2016

Malcolm Cohn Writer The Flying Duck now puts on a vegan fete; its organisation used to be more sporadic, but due to its popularity it’s now put on on a monthly basis. As a venue, the Flying Duck aptly suits the layout of the fete, the bar area providing an intimate and casual atmosphere to ...


More Than a Memory: Glasgow University’s War Memorial Garden

13th November 2016

Caroline C. Evans Abbott Writer Tucked peacefully into the rich soil upon which our University rests, the Memorial Garden is far from a gleaming, marbleised monument to lost life, to pyrrhic victory, or to triumph bought with blood. Ever-present, demure, and unimposing, its poppies often seem but shrinking violets to so many passersby. But its ...


The random lottery of student accommodation does nothing to ease the transition to university

11th November 2016

Jennifer Bowey Writer Starting university is undoubtedly one of the most exhilarating yet daunting experiences in a young person’s life. Moving into student halls, however, is perhaps even more immediately consequential. When you pack up all your belongings and travel to a different city, move into your new flat and meet the people you’ll be ...