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Take pity on forensic scientists, crime writers make their lives a nightmare - Dr Aliki Varvogli in The Conversation

"These days, forensic scientists are one of the great staples of the crime fiction genre.  They are integral to everything from popular TV franchises to blockbuster names like Patricia Cornwell and Jeffrey Deaver.  There is also something about their incredible achievements that we often overlook: they are often a long way from the reality."  Dr Aliki Varvogli, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Dun...

Jonathan Swift at 350: Lost and Found (Being Human Festival 2017)

Join us for the Being Human Festival 2017 - 17-25 November The world’s greatest satirist, Jonathan Swift, turns 350 in November 2017. Lost amid a series of fantastical places, the narrator of his most famous work, Gulliver’s Travels, enthrals everyone he meets with his adeptness in lying – storytelling, in short. Through a series of hands-on activities and immersive events centred on tall tales in Dundee, the...

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