2017 November



Yorkshire noir: Elmet review

30th November 2017

Billie Armstrong Culture Editor Violence, nature, and bare-knuckle boxing – Billie Armstrong looks at Booker “wildcard” Elmet Fiona Mozley’s debut novel Elmet seemed to arrive from nowhere on the Man Booker Prize Longlist this year – given that it received its nomination before it was even due to be published – and by the time ...


Changing rooms and changing attitudes

30th November 2017

Amy Shimmin Writer Amy Shimmin talks to GULGBTQ+ Trans/Intersex officer Finn Carruthers about the problems trans/intersex face in sport When we consider LGBTQ+ – most specifically trans – issues, we imagine the plethora of obvious issues. These can include anything from coming out, to “passing” as a binary gender, to general prejudice. Arguably, trans people ...


Glasgow City clinch record-extending eleventh consecutive title

29th November 2017

Rory Clark Writer As Glasgow City continue their dominance, Rory Clark discusses how they have become record breakers Glasgow City clinched their eleventh consecutive Scottish Women’s Premier League title with two games to spare. City convincingly beat second-placed Hibernian Ladies 3-0 at Ainslie Park. The game was wrapped up in the opening 25 minutes as ...


Review: Wolf Alice

29th November 2017

Eleanor Livingston Writer Crowd left enchanted at the Barrowland Ballroom Wolf Alice – current darlings of the UK guitar-band scene – took to the Barrowland Ballroom on Sunday night in the second of a two-night stint. With bassist Theo Wallis announcing mid-gig that playing at the iconic Glasgow venue is a dream come true, it’s ...


Scotland’s Great Escapes

29th November 2017

Susie Butler Deputy Culture Editor (Travel) Despite all that Glasgow has to offer, sometimes the pace of the city can have us demanding an escape. With deadlines looming and dissertation stress mounting for many, what better way to take a winter break than exploring the great outdoors. Scotland may not be able to guarantee you ...


GUCFS is a vanity show, not a charity one

28th November 2017

Arthur Drabble Writer In recent years, in line with the rise of young people’s self-obsessed “Facebook Culture”, charity has increasingly become a source of pride, and even an excuse to fund events that really have very little to do with charity. For example, in 2015 The Glasgow Guardian revealed that the Glasgow University Charity Fashion ...


St Andrew’s Day torchlight parade to take place in West End

27th November 2017

Cecilia Rostboell Norberg Writer On Thursday 30 November, a torchlight parade will walk through the West End to celebrate St Andrew’s Day. Organised by the West End Festival, the parade will begin at the Queen Margaret Drive football pitches, where the procession gathers at 6pm. Afterwards it will walk through the West End and end ...


Academic trigger warnings are an act of empathy

27th November 2017

Madelin Otterbein Writer We can’t assume everyone has the same privilege Recently, in a Cambridge undergraduate English literature class, students were issued a “trigger warning” prior to reading William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, a play involving copious amounts of violence, including rape and murder. Other warnings were issued for Blasted, a play by Sarah Kane that ...


Radio 4’s In Our Time broadcasts from University of Glasgow

27th November 2017

Roisin McCarthy Investigations Editor In Our Time has come a long way, quite literally. Students at Glasgow University were offered the chance to come and watch a live broadcast of Melvyn Bragg’s programme as it marked the beginning of its twentieth series. This is the first time the show has ventured outside of London, a ...


Graduate Interviews Series: Recent Alumni talk about how they got their jobs

26th November 2017

Selena Drake & Harry Vizor Deputy Editor & Features Editor Jeff Gross talks to The Glasgow Guardian about how he became an employee with Christie’s following his studies at the University of Glasgow Jeff Gross studied History of Art & Art World Practice through Christie’s Education in 2010. Following this, he successfully sought a job ...