pandemic



Translating artworks into the language of gastronomy

28th February 2021

 Artistic appetizers at the Uffizi Gallery. Although various forms of technology have increasingly been applied by cultural heritage institutions, the Covid-19 pandemic has sent them further into the digital space where all of us, whether we like it or not, are living at the moment. Among many galleries and museums worldwide, the Uffizi Gallery in ...


Students studying abroad in Scotland report positive experience in spite of Covid-19

27th February 2021

 At a time when students may be feeling particularly isolated, a selection of international students expressed their satisfaction with Scotland. A Scotland.org survey found that, in general, students studying abroad in Scotland during Covid-19 have found it to be a positive experience. An influx of 50,000 international students from over 150 countries come to Scotland ...


Review: Malcolm & Marie

26th February 2021

Robin Fodor reviews the drama set over the course of one night, filmed during the pandemic. John David Washington, last seen by people who like that sort of thing in Christopher Nolan’s failed attempt to save cinema, Tenet, joins the surname-less Zendaya: they are Malcolm and Marie. Malcolm is a film director, not unlike Malcolm ...


Alcohol sales in Britain fell during the initial lockdown period, Glasgow study finds

25th February 2021

The study was conducted by the University of Glasgow in conjunction with Public Health Scotland. A joint study by the University of Glasgow and Public Health Scotland found that alcohol sales of pure alcohol per adult fell by 6% during the period between mid-March and mid-July 2020. Although there was a rise in the amount ...


University continues making a profit despite pandemic

24th February 2021

The news of the University’s financial success comes at a time when tensions across the UK are continuing to rise between university institutions and students. A report of the University of Glasgow’s finances for the 2019/20 academic year shows the University made a profit of £45.7m after taxes and other expenses were calculated. Despite concerns ...


Open the gyms or sweat it out at home?

11th February 2021

Is it time to open up the gyms again? Our writer Rothery doesn’t think so, and here’s why. Exercise can have an incredible impact on our mental health and wellbeing, making gyms an important service for many people. Given that the gyms are currently closed in an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19, a ...


Alternatives to the waiting room

10th February 2021

With the NHS stretched a little thin, our Deputy News Editor and medical student Lucy Dunn offers some alternative resources for health-related-help.  As the year struggles on, the headlines get bleaker: “Stretched to the limit”, “Pressure on the frontline ‘relentless’” and “Surge leaves key hospital services in crisis”. Whilst we may try to ignore it, ...


How to wipe out humanity

9th February 2021

Covid-19 may not kill us all, but we’re not completely safe. Over the last 13 months, the world has become engrossed in the tragedy of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, as we enter 2021, we are in the third year during which this virus has shaped and shifted the very foundations of our society. As I ...


College student enrolment rate in Scotland falls by 26,000 in 2019-20

8th February 2021

A major factor cited for this decline is the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Figures released by the Scottish Funding Council in their 2019-20 report have found that the number of college student enrolments in Scotland fell by 26,000 compared to the previous year, with only 239,004 students enrolling in college. This is down from ...


Living in the digitised world

5th February 2021

What does the future of theatre hold? The global crisis of 2020 has spawned a new invention to pass the time at home: digital theatre. It is my new favourite hobby, and it might be yours too. Theatre companies have been releasing their plays for free on the internet as a treat for all of ...