About theGIST

Glasgow Insight into Science and Technology (theGIST) is a student science magazine and network based at the University of Glasgow and the University Strathclyde. With nearly 100 contributors, we produce regular articles, videos and podcasts, we set up workshops and seminars, and we publish a printed magazine. We consist mainly of undergraduates and postgraduates but also welcome members of staff. Our continued goal is to communicate science clearly, accurately and passionately.

Besides our wonderful contributors, we also have an inner team of hard-working, gloriously geeky admins. If you have a specific question you need to ask or need to get in touch with a specific person, have a look at our admin page for a list of our admins and their bios. For general enquiries, contact editor@the-gist.org.

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Other Articles

Science for Society Article Competition

theGIST’s Science for Society Article Competition is finally here! Discussing the role of science and policy each article tackles the subject in a unique way. The top three articles will be presented at the conference, so read them all and vote for your favourite. More


And the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to…

Congratulations to John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser on being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of the brain’s navigation system. How does our brain create maps of our environment to generate our orientation? John O’Keefe and May-Britt and Edvard Moser were awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine … More


Witnessing Vikings: What Science Can Tell Us

Recently, a three-year-old study resurfaced on the internet which made the feminists all squeal out in joy. The study had found, through osteological examination of skeletons, that Viking graves containing swords and shields, previously assumed by archaeologists to belong to men, in fact belonged to women. Naturally, this caused all sorts of speculation about the … More


Molehills to Mountains: The Problems of Scaling Up Chemistry

This snippet is (kind of) a sequel to The Disconnection Approach. Excellent news! The new drug that you (the pharmaceutical company) have painstakingly screened, synthesised, purified and tested in clinical trials has proven to be (more) effective (than placebo) in treating the desired disease, and has minimal side effects for patients. Bonus points if it … More