2020 April



Huawei and the 5G network

26th April 2020

Adam Verson Writer When we are told to worry about so many things, should the Chinese government spying on us really be a concern? A new network system has been in the works since 2018. In the last six months, the four major UK network providers (Vodafone, EE, O2, and Three) have all launched 5G ...


Review: Noughts + Crosses

26th April 2020

Hannah Patterson Views Editor Views Editor Hannah Patterson shares her thoughts on the BBC adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses. When it was announced that the BBC were adapting Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses, I was a little nervous. A book that touched so many readers growing up was an ambitious thing to take ...


Pseudoscience in The Goop Lab

26th April 2020

Megan Farrimond Writer Megan Farrimond examines the Netflix documentary on Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand. Since Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle e-commerce brand Goop was launched in 2008 it has come under much scrutiny from trained medical professionals and scientists. The criticism levelled at the “L.A. lifestyle” being pushed by the brand, is due to the false and ...


Can the festival industry survive post-pandemic?

26th April 2020

  Joe Evans Writer A postponed festival just won’t be the same. With lockdown in full force and stricter enforcement being reportedly planned, it’s safe to say that the impact on the festival and touring industry has been massive. Glastonbury is just one of the big events to have been axed to ensure public safety, ...


What if home is not a safe place to be?

25th April 2020

Emily Menger-Davies Writer Emily Menger-Davies speaks to a representative from the Women’s Equality Party about the rise of domestic abuse cases in Scotland during lockdown. Content Warning: This article contains discussion of domestic abuse and violence As the country goes into lockdown, there’s one simple rule: “Stay Home, Save Lives”. But what if staying at ...


Review: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

25th April 2020

  Madeline Pritchard Science & Tech Editor A film made by a woman who is very much on fire herself. “Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at.” So goes John Berger’s description of the male gaze in the seminal Ways of Seeing. In recent years, the female gaze has been applied occasionally ...


Fight or flight

25th April 2020

Mark Cunningham  Writer A story of queer migration. LGBTQ+ people have been moving around far longer than Cher’s career in showbusiness. Throughout history, queer people have been forced to set-up camp somewhere new, either in search of acceptance, community or a new beginning. The late 20th century urban landscape in Europe and North America became ...


In Conversation with Enter Shikari

25th April 2020

Imogen Miller Music Columnist The GG chats with Enter Shikari about their punk, electronic and orchestral sixth album, collaborating with the City of Prague orchestra, and the cataclysmal effects of Covid-19. As Enter Shikari sat down to write and record their sixth studio album, they could not have predicted just how resonant the themes of ...


Review: Stereophonics @ SSE Hydro

23rd April 2020

  Bethany Woodhead Editor-In-Chief Our Editor-in-Chief recounts one of her favourite bands performing pre-pandemic, in a sentimental ode to their nostalgic live act. As soon as I hear the smoky undertones of Kelly Jones’ vocals, I feel a sense of peace wash over me; it sounds like home. The band has been around for longer ...


Doing the Dirty Laundry: A Journey Through Gender Equality in Six Films

23rd April 2020

Annie Hansson Writer “It’s time to look through these films to see what we can learn from the messy history of feminism on the big (or often small) screen – it’s time to do the dirty laundry.” Gender and film have always been intertwined, whether it be in terms of representation in front of or ...