Glasgow named as top ten city

The popular travel guide, Lonely Planet, has named Glasgow as one of the ten best cities in the world. The new list, which was released to promote the ten cities Lonely Planet recommends visiting in 2009,…

Boost for unions after Freshers’ Week success

Craig MacLellan Student bodies across campus have claimed Freshers’ Week 2008 as being one of the most successful ever. Both unions believed this year’s Freshers’ Week to be one of the best on record. Over 3,000 new students were…

Enterprise and Abolition

In the second of our three part series on a history of Glasgow University, Claire Strickett investigates the links between the University, the slave trade and the abolitionist movement The signs of Glasgow’s links to the slave trade are…

The people’s peer

Tom Bonnick speaks to Lord Adebowale, chief executive of Turning Point social care network about disability, discrimination and the growing economic crisis. It is difficult to reconcile first impressions of Lord Victor Adebowale with one’s notions of a typical…

Sweet words of truth

As Glasgow celebrates the work of Tennessee Williams, Tara Hepburn joins in on the admiration This year marks a huge list of anniversaries if you’re inclined to look for them. It is, as it happens, 75 years since Monopoly…

Untimely exit for GUFC

Glasgow 0 – 1 Vale of Leithen Reduced to ten men, Glasgow were cruelly dumped out of the first round of the Scottish football Cup at a rain soaked Garscube, against Borders side Vale of…

Living life in high gear

Suzi Higton talks to Mark Beaumont about university, Iranian hospitality and cycling around the planet “I had no idea that you could make a job out of doing something you love so much,”  Mark Beaumont smiles, “I genuinely thought…

Glasgow in acrobatics spectacular

Suzi Higton Glasgow illustrated its credibility as a sporting host city ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, by staging the 21st World Acrobatics Championships as well as the 5th International Age group Competition at the Kelvin Hall arena. The…

The taste of Celtic spirits

Ming Lam samples the Irish charms of Women’s Gaelic Football Gaelic football is a sport that has had received relatively little attention in Glasgow University, but still continues to have a huge following in Ireland. After watching my first…

Tennis Club serve up a storm

Chris Tait Glasgow University Tennis Club sent a clear message to the rest of the Scottish League first division on Wednesday as they hit off the new season with success over city rivals Strathclyde. The men’s first squad, which…

Bad dreams in the night

Tom Bonnick revisits Ken Loach’s magnum opus, Cathy Come Home First aired in 1966 as part of the BBC’s — now sadly extinct — The Wednesday Play strand, Cathy Come Home is the story for which the word ‘harrowing’…

Keeping it in the family

Kate Hughes previews the Theatre Royal’s new season-opener, The Secret Marriage Scottish Opera began their winter season with an inspired adaptation of Italian composer Domenico Cimarosa’s most lauded work, his 1792 opera Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage). Director…

Black and white vision

Claire Strickett So you’re off to the cinema to see a film. Why?  I don’t ask why you are going to the cinema as such  (Boredom? Procrastination? A new love interest?) but rather, why are you going to see…

Burn After Reading (Dir: Ethan & Joel Coen)

Lewis Porteous It seems as though, following the twin misfires of Intolerable Cruelty and The Ladykillers, fresh offerings from the Coen brothers will always be treated with a degree of suspicion. Indeed, some quarters, convinced of the duo’s decline,…

Good Dick (Dir: Marianna Palka)

Hannah Mackenzie In dramatic terms the boy-meets-girl and falls in love formula is familiar and staid. In Good Dick Glasgow-born Marianna Palka (writer, director and actress) takes a departure from her previous work, which includes ‘For My American Friends,’…