The Lost Generation

2014 marks the centenary of the beginning of the First World War; for this reason the upcoming Remembrance Day commemorations seem to me to be all the more poignant. The poppy sellers from the Royal British Legion will be out on the streets raising money for a cause that many of us feel is worthwhile … More The Lost Generation

A Publicity Stunt Of The Best Kind

In the aftermath of American whistleblower Edward Snowden’s election as Glasgow University’s rector, there has been a swathe of disgust, frustration and downright condescension posted on social media sites by students. These range from individual posts lamenting a loss of faith in the student body as a whole, to Facebook pages already campaigning for a … More A Publicity Stunt Of The Best Kind

Snowden: A Poor Decision

All opinions displayed here are personal, and do not represent the views of the SRC. I arrived at the rectorial election results late; just after Edward Snowden had been announced as the new rector of Glasgow University. Students were already leaving in crowds, looking disappointed, and looking round the Bute Hall, nobody looked particularly happy. … More Snowden: A Poor Decision

Going Places

Last summer was amazing. As a nation we are generally crap at organising stuff. We barely managed to get out of the Kelvingrove wedding celebrations alive. Wimbledon, unbelievably, only got a roof in the last few years. Before that, everyone was forced to listen to Cliff Richard sing for two days straight while it rained. … More Going Places