Rugby in the time of coronavirus: an urgent enquiry into the future of rugby union

June 17th. This is the date that football fans in Britain, and across the globe, are looking forward to. The Premier League is returning. Yes, it will be very different. Stadiums will be empty, pubs will be closed, living rooms will be full. It is a ‘new normal’ for top flight English football, but crucially, […]


The “Studentification” of Edinburgh: understanding gentrification

On 30 January, as Edinburgh councillors announced the rejection of a proposal to build student accommodation in Leith, applause erupted from the public benches.  The success of the grassroots campaign Save Leith Walk has since been widely celebrated as a victory in the fight against the gentrification of Edinburgh’s waterfront. Proposed by Drum Property Group, […]

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Grassroots Comedy

Image courtesy of Carlos Delgado Grassroots Comedy The Pleasance Cabaret Bar Run Ended Tuesday February 16 saw another night in the weekly series of Grassroots Comedy at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar. Hosted by Isobel Moulder, whose breathy and lewd comedy guided the audience through the lineup, the evening saw a pleasantly varied and talented list […]