Glasgow University to redevelop Western Infirmary site

The University have announced plans to extend the Gilmorehill campus and redevelop the site which currently houses the Western Infirmary. The University has already secured most of the site currently occupied by the Western Infirmary in…

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…

Weighing up his options

Finding it difficult juggling university studies, work and socialising? Imagine you were also an elite level weightlifter training three hours a day with a view to taking part in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Sound difficult?…

Don’t let Glasgow’s museums ruin you

Being born and raised in Glasgow I have been to my fair share of the city’s museums. Before long, though, the word “museum” had connotations of boring afternoons looking at boring things – the same boring…

Spotify: the fast food of the music industry

This September I got Spotify for the first time. My flatmate had been using it since 2008, and I’d always resisted – initially because of a stubborn dedication to a CD walkman, then because of an…

Istanbul in 48 hours

Istanbul is a city where history walks the street with you. When I arrived Sabiha Gökçen Airport and began the bus journey to the centre of the city I was struck by its rich historical texture.…

Defying Cancer: the microscope and the moustache

On December 1st, men across the globe finally unencumbered themselves of the overgrown and unsightly bristle that they had nurtured above their top lips for the last month. This came as welcome news to friends, partners,…

Glasgow wins overall championship in indoor athletics

At the recent Scottish University and College Indoor Athletics Championships the pressure was on for Glasgow University Athletics Club (GUAC ). Having won the Indoors for the past two years and adding an…

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…