We’re well under way into Scottish Summer and for those left in Glasgow without personal transport, cabin fever might already be setting in. There’s only so many times you can go for a few drinks on Ashton Lane, and your bank balance is suffering from all the brunch catch-ups you’ve been having, just to pass … More 10 things to do around Glasgow this summer that don’t require a car
After the Glasgow School of Art recently suffered its second blaze in four years, the permanence of architecture has been playing on my mind. For a building to stand for over a century and then be destroyed by fire twice in such a short period is an eerie coincidence. But in the grand scheme of … More Instant infrastructure: built to last?
The Pink Bear Rebel’s latest exhibit has appeared recently on woodlands road, outside Dram. For those of you who haven’t read our previous article on The Bear, they are an anonymous street artist who leaves politically charged treasures all over the UK, with Glasgow seeming to be a favourite spot. They identify their brand with … More The Pink Bear Rebel strikes again!
Yeah, it’s worse than you thought. After the recent G-7 summit, Loren DeJonge Schulman, the Deputy Director of Studies at The Centre for a New American Security (CNAS), stated that the other G-7 countries had finally reached the conclusion that many Americans had reached 6 months ago: Trump’s foreign and domestic policy is not just … More My unpopular opinion of 2018
Ten boats. Ninety-one students from Glasgow Uni. The lapping waves of the Ionian Sea and lots and lots of ouzo. What could possibly go wrong? Each summer Glasgow University Sailing Club and Summer Sail Week work in partnership to create a week of partying hard in the open sea. The destination rotates between Corfu and … More GUSC Take Greece: Summer Sail Week 2018
It’s that time again; the work sweepstakes, the Coca Cola adverts and the sticker books are back. The 2018 FIFA World Cup begins in only a matter of days and I can guarantee that reading that statement brings about one of three reactions. 1) Excitement. You’ve waited for this for the last four years, your … More The Importance of the “Beautiful Game” in 2018
Music for me is a sort of life blood. From a young age I have been involved in choirs, orchestras, and bands. I played and sang anything from baroque classics, to jazz standards. Unfortunately, I then decided to fall down a mountain and that pretty much hampered my ability to hold my instruments up for … More A Personal Performance with Lost Veda
Those of you who’ve read my previous pieces on Crash Course Theatre will know that they are a Glasgow based Theatre company focusing on collaborative creation of plays and that their previous play, Closer, was a resounding success. This time, they have taken on Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, a famously feminist work about the career-driven … More Crash Course Theatre: Top Girls, by Caryl Churchill
With summer just around the corner, not that you can tell in Scotland, it is important to be aware of the benefits and drawbacks that the sun may bring. It is now common knowledge that the sun’s ultraviolet light is a prerequisite for skin cancer and premature ageing and the importance of wearing sun cream. … More You Need The D
Booze, a staple of the university experience and a pillar of the GUU – rumoured to be the union with most bars per floor in the country. But what is it? How old is it? And why did I agree to write this at 9pm on a Wednesday in beer bar? All good questions, and … More A Boozy History