The Man With No Home

The Faces of Glasgow

‘Any spare change mate?’ The line we hear daily. The line we often choose to ignore. 

As we go about our day to day business, spending the spare change we say we don’t have, there are people, below the surface of our eye line as we walk by, and below the surface of our more important thoughts, who sit on the cold pavement and watch the world go past. While many think of poverty as being some unreachable monster that lives thousands of miles away in foreign lands with huts and slums, the fact of the matter is we walk by it every single day here in Glasgow. Not fly ridden, famine insilled poverty, but cold, wet, Scottish poverty resting in the people who have to sit on the damp streets and ask for money.

Graham is one of these people. Having been in and out of care for the…

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‘The Confessions of an Exasperated British Federalist’ 

A fantastic article, pre-independence referendum, by a fellow Glasgow University debater, about the need for political reform in Britain.




Apologies for my recent absence, it’s been a hectic month or so what with my final exams now in full swing. However, I will be posting regularly once again as of today.

Hope everyone is having a jolly bank holiday Monday!

The Professor

A great blog exploring the many wonderful kind of people you can find in Glasgow. This particular post features my very own English literature professor! This year I took his course ‘Writing the English Revolution’, which focuses on John Milton’s political prose and that of his counterparts, and I’ve enjoyed every single week of it.

The Faces of Glasgow

Willy Maley, a professor in Renaissance Literature at Glasgow University for the past 20 years, was awarded the Inspirational Teaching Award by Glasgow University Student Representative Council last week.

Maley was one of 354 teaching staff nominated for the GUSRC Student Teaching Awards.

Charismatic, enthusiastic and down to earth are words that spring to mind after having witnessed him in action in my own lectures in English Literature. I remember when I saw that it was he who was taking the lecture, I’d make sure to attend, regardless of the content or book being covered.

“I feel great to have won the award,” he tells me. “The award was entirely unexpected but extremely welcome. I didn’t know I was nominated for it, or shortlisted till quite late in the day, and I actually had to rack my brains to think of ways in which I’d been innovative.”
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