Fear and Loathing in Academia: The Early Career ‘Terrors’

There was a time when I believed I was only academic who suffered from intense writing paranoia (IWP). That is, the utter fear of rejection once a manuscript has been submitted for consideration by a journal/editor/publisher, thereby entering the frankly terrifying process of peer review. At best you are hoping for minor revisions to style…

Govan’s Diversity

Multiculturalism has taken something of a bashing in recent years and is often framed as a distinctly recent development, usually as some form of political ‘project’.  But, of course, it isn’t that recent, nor is it so devious. Britain has a long history of immigration whether by force or consent. Glasgow is undoubtedly Scotland’s immigrant…

Langside Hall: A Concise History

By the midpoint of the 19th century successful businesses wished to build offices that reflected their optimism, growing wealth and confidence, especially at a time when Glasgow was cementing its position as the second city of the Empire. One such organisation, which emerged during the early part of the century was The National Bank of…