Worms inspire new research

Worms could hold the key to more effective treatment of arthritis if research being undertaken by the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde is successful. The Arthritis Research Campaign have pledged £213,700 to the project over the…

Glasgow Uni students join war protest in Manchester

Ross Mathers Members and supporters of the Glasgow University Stop The War Coalition united recently with five thousand other protestors from across Britain to demonstrate outside Labour Party’s annual Conference in Manchester. The demonstration took place on the opening…

Cycling Fixation

Gerry McKeever takes a look at fixed-gear biking – the newest sporting sensation to hit the streets I have a special relationship with bikes. The house I was born and raised in was home to a  blacksmith called Kirkpatrick…

Ye good olde days

Hannah Currie delves into the archives to reveal Glasgow University’s colourful history These young folk have it easy Exams in the olden days were as much of a drag as they are now, though conducted quite differently. Paper was…

It’s crunch time

As the global economy goes into downturn, James Maxwell and Callum McCormick investigate the credit crunch and what it means for students Over recent months, ‘the Credit Crunch’ has become a near-ubiquitous phrase, used in reference to the continuing…

21st Century Feminism: Girls Allowed

After the recent publication of the Sex and Power report from the Human Rights commission, Kirstien Hodgson asks if feminism is as relevant today as it once was I have of late realised that I am increasingly becoming numb…

GUBC bask in European glory

GUBC continued to build on their recent successes at domestic and international level after being invited to represent Britain at the 4th European Universities Rowing Regatta in Zagreb, Croatia. in the closing weeks of the summer…

Land of Hope and Glory?

The SNP’s plans for a Scottish Olympic team have come under fire, Suzi Higton reports Inspired by a summer which showcased the very best of Scottish talent on the International stage of the Olympics, the Scottish Government have voiced…

Intercity bike ride pedals in the name of charity

Benzo Harris Pedal for Scotland, Scotland’s largest annual charity bike ride  saw over 5000 participants take up the challenge to cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Starting off from Glasgow Green and finishing in the capital’s Victoria Park, the annual…

Promising start for GUSA

High hopes for sport as GUSA Fair attracts over 3000 students, reports Nicole Wilson Following in the footsteps of previous years, the GUSA Freshers’ Fair illustrated both the wide ranging and diverse selection of club and recreational sports on…

To creep on tip-toes

Zoe Grams hunts bears and ballet dancers at Scottish Ballet’s Ride the Beast You’d be forgiven for thinking a ballet set to five classic Radiohead songs is a marketing strategy to appeal to the yoofs; something that sits as…

Questions and Answers with Alex Hanson

Tom Bonnick Alex Hanson may not be instantly recognisable by name, but his body of work certainly is. One of the most prolific actors in London’s West End, Hanson has had starring roles in Queen musical We Will Rock…

Gay for plays ;-)

Lewis Porteous Oh ‘Glasgay!’ how you torment me. Why must events of universal appeal be held under your homosexual auspices? To date, I have attended two Glasgay!-affiliated shows: a screening of La Cage aux Folles and a performance by…

Death Race (Dir: Paul W.S. Anderson)

Tormod MacLean You want to hear something cool? Well bad luck, because you’re reading about ‘Death Race’. Death Race is a remake of ‘Death Race 2000’, a 1975 cult classic. In this version Jensen Ames (Jason Statham) is wrongfully…

Brideshead Revisited (Dir: Julian Jarrold)

Lewis Porteous Given that the original text has previously spawned a hugely acclaimed and much-loved 1981 mini-series, while the remainder of Evelyn Waugh’s equally masterful novels reside in relative obscurity, one cannot help but think it odd and unnecessary…