Geoff Ryman and The Child Garden

In this final introduction to science fiction literature, Ross Hetherington discusses one of the greatest recent works of the genre, Geoff Ryman’s “The Child Garden”. The worlds of science fiction never seem that far away. So…

Bursting out of the West End bubble

It’s very easy to become trapped in the student microcosm that is the West End of Glasgow; with its numerous bars, cafes and restaurants, ranging from the pricier establishments such as Kember and Jones to the…

Leave university to the elites, not idlers

Earlier in the month, Education Minister David Willets announced there needs to be a greater push in getting more white working-class males into university, as recent figures highlighted only 30% of male school-leavers continued into Higher…

I went to the movies five times (and I liked it)

Ah, the cinema, fond memories. Pic ‘n’ Mix, “put it back son, that’s £8.45 of wine gums and strawberry laces you tit”; spilling popcorn all over the corridor; being asked to leave during M. Night Shyamalan’s…