Get a taste of the breadth and depth of our collections through these online displays

Science & the University

The University of Dundee is very proud of its history of research, teaching and learning in all scientific fields. 



Dundee changes

Extract of plans of Dundee Waterfront, c1913The maps in this display show a dramatic change in the development of the city over a 70 year period. The photographs taken during the 1960s also show the changing face of Dundee during a period of regeneration.


First World War

Red Cross servicemen carrying wounded on a stretcherThe Archive holds letters, pictures, maps and other records that relate to the First World War. Many of the items provide first hand experiences, while other collections cover the period and offer a broader view.


Joseph Lee, poet, journalist and author

‌‌Portrait of Joseph Lee with signature, 1916Joseph Johnston Lee (1876-1949) is best known for his war poetry. In 1914 he joined the 4th Battalion of the Black Watch. Two books of his war poems and sketches, Ballads of Battle and Work-a-Day Warriors were published while he was at the Front. In 1917 he became a second lieutenant in the 10th Battalion of the King's Royal Rifle Corps and later that year he was captured near Cambrai. His experiences while a prisoner in camps at Karlsruhe and Beeskow are described in his book A Captive at Carlsruhe.


Manufacturing jute

Hanging fibre in India, 1950sA series of photographs from our collections featuring the stages of jute manufacture in India



Dundee through Bell's lens

George Howard BellGeorge Howard Bell was Symers Professor of Physiology in the University of Dundee, 1947-1975. He was a keen photographer and took photographs of the University, Dundee and its surrounding area


Collection of archival images including Rector Stephen Fry
Montage of subjects photographed by Michael Peto
Images from the collections featuring females