City stops to watch historic eclipse
Visible in Aberdeen to a degree of nearly 20% more than the 1999 total solar eclipse
Next total solar eclipse visible in the UK will not occur until 2090
On Friday, 20 March, Aberdeen bore witness to the last total solar eclipse until 2016. While the total eclipse was visible in its entirety from the Faroe Islands and part of Norway, it was only visible as a partial eclipse in Britain, with a maximum obscuration of 93.
Politics: the Guardians of Scotland
For decades Scotland’s electorate has spoken with one voice: anointing the Labour Party as its sole protector; as wielder of the nation’s political voice; as the political ‘Guardian of Scotland’. In 1959 Labour’s total domination of Scotland’s politics became a reality.
A question of defence: to spend or not to spend?
Katherine Gilbert and David Paterson discuss the NATO commitment for member states to put 2% of national income towards defence
At a NATO summit in Wales last year, Britain, along with its NATO allies, committed to spending 2% of national income on defence annually. However, there has been increasing speculation and worry about Britain’s capabilities to maintain its commitment due to the Conservative government’s continued drive to cut spending and achieve a budget surplus, rather than deficit, by 2018.
The Bookfeeding project: why travelling doesn’t always have to be a selfish pursuit
Last year, while some students enjoyed their summer vacation laying on the beaches and getting tanned, Alena Machalkova went to sunny Madagascar and… built a library.
It all started in 2011 when Alena was in her first year:
‘When I came to Aberdeen, I decided to join a charity campaign.
Night at the Movies
We’re meeting here today to discuss the upcoming Night at the Movies event, which I understand is being brought to us by the University Concert Band, of which you are a member.
Freya: Yeah, I’m the secretary.
North Sea Ninjas
Scotland is a surfer’s dream. There are some well documented surf spots where surfing is very popular.