Is there a Doctor in the house?

With the success of Kelvingrove’s new Doctor Who exhibition, Tara Hepburn examines the British love affair with the Time Lord. When Russell T Davies took the reigns of Doctor Who in 2005, he was asked by one of many…

Refugees and the recession

… examines the difficulties faced by Glasgow’s refugees and asylum seekers – and those who try to help them. The Unity Centre sits on the corner of Ibrox Street in Cessnock, two or three hundred yards…

Striking back: Memories of a miner

On the Twenty-fifth anniversary of the miners strike, Pete Ramand speaks to former miner Ian Mitchell about the dispute that changed Britain. It is 25 years since the miners’ strike, which is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in…

Anticapitalism in the capital: Rioting rocks London

As the economic crisis deepens and unemployment continues to rise, James Foley reports from the recent anticapitalist demonstrations in London On April 2nd, the leaders of twenty leading industrial nations met for the Summit on Financial Markets and the…

Living on borrowed time

George Binning Lending is one of the essential mechanisms of a fluid economy, whether it be for starting a business, buying a house or funding a university education. Without the availability of loans, huge, useless reservoirs of liquid assets…

Shinty club hit for six

Glasgow 2 – 6 Edinburgh A depleted Glasgow side were overrun by an experienced Edinburgh team on an icy day out at Garscube. The East-coasters edged out their rivals in a feisty encounter with the…

Papering over the cracks

James Porteous The news that Daily Record and Sunday Mail workers are taking further strike action, in response to the threat to jobs at the newspapers, is a worrying continuation of a more prolonged employment issue in the media.…

One ring to rule them all

Rosie Davies takes to the hills to investigate the latest toast of cycling’s thrill-seekers The railings at Blytheswood Square, one of Glasgow’s highest points, are covered in bikes. Beneath the streetlamp’s orange glare is the glint of metal upon…

Women’s hockey heartbreak

It is the consoling pundit, with arm draped around the losing finalist, who claims “it’s better than losing in the semis” yet that remained a hard fact to swallow judging by the despair etched on…

GUSSC enjoy winter of content

Saturday 28th February saw over 100 of Scotland’s best student skiers and snowboards descend on Cairngorm Mountain Resort, Aviemore, for the Scottish Universities Snowsports Championships. Degrading snow conditions over the last decade have meant that the…

New Director of Legal Practice announced

News Staff Douglas Mill has been named as Glasgow University’s new Director of Professional Legal Practice. Mill, a Glasgow University graduate with 18 years’ worth of experience in private legal practice and 11 years as Chief Executive of the…

14% rise in students applying to Glasgow

News Staff The University of Glasgow has seen undergraduate applications rise by 14.3 per cent this year. The rise is the biggest increase for any of the Russell Group institutions, a group of the top 20 research-intensive universities in…

Our greatest atrocity

Lewis Porteous ‘OMG da Holocauzt totally SUCKED!!! LOL letz uze it in r movie. P.S. Apple and Red Bull say that if we show their products on screen, then they’ll let us keep them for free.’ So read ace…

Cancerous Capers – Part 4

Jamie Ross Upon any diagnosis of a serious health problem, you’ll be given an entire rainforest’s worth of information leaflets. I assume that the main purpose of these are to put a patient’s mind at ease in a worrying…