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Rambling rover reaches the 'diamonds' of Dundee

Steve Hallett (25) reached what he described as the ‘sparkling diamonds’ of Dundee when he crossed the River Tay at midnight on Easter Sunday, during a 700+ mile walk from Newquay to John O’Groats in memory of his late mother. The former University of Dundee applicant who chose Winchester for personal reasons, finally reached the city five years after his initial interest and was given shelter by Lynn Boyle, ...

Challenging young people to read harder: Keith Topping in The Herald

Keith Topping, Professor of Education and Social Research at the University of Dundee, has been discussing the importance of young people being challenged to read difficult books to boost their skills in a recent feature in The Herald’s ‘Agenda’ column. The article follows on from a recent study of UK children’s reading habits led by Professor Topping which identified a nationwide literacy challenge in ...