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The science behind… a festive meal

23rd December 2020

In the first installment of a series, Sofia Della Sala explains the science behind cooking a turkey. Christmas: the time to gorge yourself on foods that you never eat at any other time of year, to lock chocolates away behind tiny numbered doors and wear hats made out of paper. It’s magical. Call me corny ...


The complaint conundrum

23rd December 2020

A look at the various complaints systems at the University, and areas in which they are failing us, and could be improved The University of Glasgow has almost 30,000 students and almost 9,000 members of staff, which can be intimidating to say the least. Particularly now during a global pandemic, students are facing unprecedented issues ...


But, why is she naked?

22nd December 2020

Pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft finally had a statue unveiled of her last month, but it left a sour metallic taste in the mouths of many. After a year of tearing down statues of morally corrupt men, it would be nice to celebrate raising a sculpture of someone who represents the ideals we wish to live ...


Theatre and religious propaganda

22nd December 2020

Uncovering the historical relationship between theatre and religion. Theatre and religion have been interlinked since the Greeks and Dionysus, their relationship standing the test of time. This is for one key reason: theatre and religion were one of the few things all social classes, globally, had access to. Theatre was a staple in informing and ...


Non-Christians at Christmas

22nd December 2020

Two of our writers share their perspectives on Christmas as non-Christians.  Melanie Goldberg Whilst I do enjoy the odd Christmas movie, or song, or two, for me the actual celebration of Christmas is honestly just too high maintenance to be enjoyable. I sometimes turn into a little bit of a Scrooge this time of the ...


Time to call Father Christmas!

21st December 2020

With the madness of Covid and 2020, Santa’s grotto is going online. 2020 has seen many dreams smashed into tiny pieces, but many companies throughout the UK are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that children still have the chance to believe in the magic of Christmas. This year, Santa is taking to Zoom, ...


Christmas dinner: delivered

21st December 2020

These restaurants ship Christmas right to your door. The coronavirus pandemic has turned the country upside down, and has forced us to find new ways to celebrate the big occasions. This Christmas, many people will be spending the festive season alone or in smaller groups, and questioning whether the hassle of preparing and cooking a ...


No one should have to pay to bleed

20th December 2020

Scotland has taken a groundbreaking step, now the rest of the world must follow. Scotland recently became the first country in the world to make period products freely available to those who need them. The bill was introduced by Labour MSP Monica Lennon, who has been campaigning to end period poverty since 2016. She argued ...


Alternative Christmas flicks

20th December 2020

Not your typical Christmas movies.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably sat through Elf and Home Alone a few (or far) too many times, but you still want to get into the festive spirit. Or maybe you’re also not a big fan of most soppy, cliche Christmas films. But enjoyable, wintery films set at ...


The immunity issue with coronavirus

20th December 2020

With all this talk about vaccines, Sofia Della Sala discusses immunity in people who have already had Covid-19. There has been a lot of talk lately about our immunity towards Covid-19 and the antibodies associated with it. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of the topic, let’s quickly define what antibodies are and why we ...