Emily Menger-Davies



University of Glasgow humanities festival to coincide with COP26

10th November 2021

Climate justice meets the classics to define an exciting agenda. The University of Glasgow has organised the Glasgow COP26 Hub, a festival during which a series of events will take place exploring the ways in which the humanities and arts respond to the climate crisis. Ten events will be held by activists, artists and academics ...


Former Glasgow University geography lecturer accused of sexual harassment  

26th October 2021

CW: Mentions of sexual abuse, harassment, and grooming. As part of their “Degrees of Abuse” investigation, Al Jazeera reveals that senior lecturer in geography, Dr Ian Shaw, has been the subject of sexual harassment complaints by four different women.  An investigation by Al Jazeera, as part of their “Degrees of Abuse” series, has reported sexual ...


New research shows James McCune Smith stood up for women’s rights in the 19th century

24th October 2021

McCune Smith denounced the subjection of working class women to harmful treatments. New research finds that James McCune Smith, after whom the new “Learning Hub” on campus is named, was not only a medical expert but also an activist, abolitionist, journalist, and supporter of women’s suffrage. The child of a runaway slave, James McCune Smith ...


Vigil held in George Square to remember Sabina Nessa

25th September 2021

We speak to organisers, Reclaim the Streets, and MSPs who reflect on the tragic loss of Sabina Nessa. Many gathered in George Square on Friday evening to light candles and leave flowers for Sabina Nessa, the 28-year-old teacher killed in Cator Park in London last week. The vigil was organised by Reclaim These Streets Glasgow, ...


Buchanan Street protest condemns government response to the Afghanistan crisis

20th August 2021

Local MSPs and activists took to the streets to call for a greater government response following the events in Afghanistan A Buchanan Street protest was one of many held around the country by the anti-war movement, following the Taliban takeover of Kabul earlier in the week. All took place on Wednesday 18 August, as the ...