10 Dec 2019

Comic helps young people cope with grief

Teenagers from across Scotland have shared their experiences of bereavement for a new comic aiming to help other young people deal with their grief. Produced in conjunction with academics from the Universities of Dundee and Strathclyde, When People Die: Stories from Young People is a 40-page publication filled with images, stories and insights that arose from a series of workshops held at HMYOI Polmont and the charities Richmond's Hope and Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS). The intention of the year-long project was to explore how comics can help generate reflective and confident life st...

29 Nov 2019

Lorraine Kelly becomes an oil painting for 60th birthday

Lorraine Kelly’s face was a picture when a portrait of the television star painted by University of Dundee graduate Sylvia Tarvet was unveiled live on air this morning. The portrait was commissioned by members of the team working on the Lorraine show as a surprise 60th birthday present for its host, a former rector of the University. They wanted it to be painted by a Dundee student in honour of her connections to the institution and Sylvia’s work was revealed to a delighted Lorraine, along with millions of ITV viewers, as part of a special edition of the show to mark the mileston...

14 Nov 2019

Living Together in closies, multis and semis

The history of housing in Dundee – from 19th century tenements hastily erected to cope with a growing population to post-industrial decay and suburban sprawl – is explored in a new exhibition at the University of Dundee. ‘Living Together’, which runs in the Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, until January, has a particular focus on communal and social housing. The exhibition takes as its starting point the rapid industrialisation of Dundee in the 19th century. Huge numbers of new tenement blocks were built to meet the growing demand, but this left many families living in a...

11 Nov 2019

Gary Clark and Lesley Knox to be honoured at University Graduation

The University of Dundee will honour Gary Clark, one of the city’s most successful musical sons, and Lesley Knox, former Chair of Design Dundee Ltd and a key figure in delivering V&A Dundee, at its Winter Graduation ceremonies on November 14 and 15. Both Gary and Lesley will receive the honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the ceremonies in the Caird Hall in Dundee. Gary will receive his at the ceremony on the afternoon of November 14, and Lesley will receive hers the following morning. An award‐winning and internationally successful songwriter, musician, record producer and celebrated Dundonian, ...

6 Nov 2019

Call for online climate campaigners to “get involved”

People concerned about climate change need to turn social media ‘likes’ into practical action, the leader of a Europe-wide environmental project has said. Professor Mel Woods from the University of Dundee says that whilst online expressions of support to address environmental issues are welcome, they ultimately fail to produce real change. She will promote the role of ‘citizen science’ when she hosts the next Dundee Arts Café on Tuesday 12 November. The Academic Lead for the University’s Grow Observatory, a soil monitoring initiative supported by volunteer inp...