Features



How We Moved the Goalposts (Part One): Bringing Scotland’s role in slavery to the fore

13th July 2020

Briony Farrell Writer In a three-part series, Guardian contributor Briony Farrell ties her research into female beneficiaries of the Atlantic Slave Trade with discussions centred on historical erasure and reform of the school curriculum. The Black Lives Matter movement has rapidly gained momentum in recent weeks, with the world responding in outrage at the tragic ...


How We Moved the Goalposts (Part Two): Women and the plantation economy

13th July 2020

Briony Farrell Writer In a three-part series, Guardian contributor Briony Farrell ties her research into female beneficiaries of the Atlantic Slave Trade with discussions centred on historical erasure and reform of the school curriculum. There is a tendency to focus on the history of Scotland as a country built and defended by a series of ...


How We Moved the Goalposts (Part Three): Curriculum reform with Nelson Mundell

13th July 2020

Briony Farrell Writer In a three-part series, Guardian contributor Briony Farrell ties her research into female beneficiaries of the Atlantic Slave Trade with discussions centred on historical erasure and reform of the school curriculum. As public awareness of Scotland’s dark colonial past begins to grow, the holes in our school curriculum have become ever more ...


Coronavirus and LGBTQ+ Issues

10th June 2020

Silas Pease Reporter Silas Pease examines the impact of the pandemic on LGBTQ+ communities around the world. The UK based non-profit organisation Kaleidoscope Trust has recently released a report examining issues affecting LGBTQ+ groups across the globe due to the coronavirus. The report has highlighted that, as is the case with most minority groups, those ...


How does Glasgow reflect its Irish history?

12th May 2020

Margaret Hartness Writer Margaret Hartness discusses her views on the lack of Irish cultural recognition within the city. March swiftly came and went, the coronavirus pressing the cancel button on all events and fast forwarding us to the approaching May days. St Patrick’s Day, a highlight of the month of March and a major cultural ...


How Covid-19 has affected study abroad students

12th May 2020

  Anna Volentics Writer Anna Volentics speaks to students about how the pandemic has affected their study abroad experience. The past couple of weeks have been a tough time for everyone around the world. The University of Glasgow has closed its doors to its students and staff, to keep the community safe. However, this sudden ...


Testimonies from Umlazi

29th April 2020

Tommy Pia Writer South African townships under lockdown. During this period of lockdown, I’ve found myself much less absorbed in my usual social scene. Lectures have ground to a halt and, unable to head to the pub with my course mates, I’ve made use of the free time to get back in touch with friends ...


What if home is not a safe place to be?

25th April 2020

Emily Menger-Davies Writer Emily Menger-Davies speaks to a representative from the Women’s Equality Party about the rise of domestic abuse cases in Scotland during lockdown. Content Warning: This article contains discussion of domestic abuse and violence As the country goes into lockdown, there’s one simple rule: “Stay Home, Save Lives”. But what if staying at ...


Fight or flight

25th April 2020

Mark Cunningham  Writer A story of queer migration. LGBTQ+ people have been moving around far longer than Cher’s career in showbusiness. Throughout history, queer people have been forced to set-up camp somewhere new, either in search of acceptance, community or a new beginning. The late 20th century urban landscape in Europe and North America became ...


Slave Free Campus

23rd April 2020

Rachel Stamford News Editor Universities need to tackle modern slavery head on. Euan Healey was at a conference last August hosted by Just Love, an organisation for Christian students who are passionate about social justice, when he wondered what he could do to help those in need. Healey, a second-year History and Politics student at ...