From shy student to stand-up success

When Jo Hastie joined the University of Dundee’s Creative Writing programme last year she was so lacking in confidence that she could not even read her work out to her fellow students.  A year on, and Jo has won a major poetry slam in Edinburgh, performed alongside the most-watched poet on YouTube, Neil Hilborn, and written and performed stand-up comedy.   To cap it all, she will graduate with a Distinctio...

Being Human to lift the lid on the real Gulliver’s Travels

What is the Google brain doing to our imagination? Are lie detectors always honest? What is bullet time? These are just three of the questions that experts from the arts and sciences from the University of Dundee will tackle at an event marking the 350th anniversary of the birth of Gulliver’s Travels author Jonathan Swift later this month. The Imaginarium, an expo of outrageous thought experiments inspired by Swift&rsquo...

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