Each year our Saturday Series focusses on a social issue that affects not only the University community and the wider city but the country as a whole.  One of the big issues at the moment is sustainability and we will look at that in this series with talks ranging from economic development to human rights and building a sustainable environment.  All events will take place in the Dalhousie Building at 6pm and are followed by a drinks reception.

Free tickets will be available via Eventbrite, events@dundee.ac.uk, 01382 385108 and Tower Building Reception.

Tackling Global Poverty

9 February | Douglas Alexander

Former politician and now Chair of UNICEF UK, Douglas Alexander will discuss tackling global poverty and understanding the future of international politics in uncertain climates with songwriter and broadcaster Ricky Ross at this 'in conversation' style event.

Book Tickets


A Plastic Ocean

13 April | Plastic Oceans Foundation

Jo Ruxton, CEO of Plastic Oceans UK and producer of the multi award winning documentary 'A Plastic Ocean' will discuss the ongoing plight to save our oceans and how we can all make a difference to build a sustainable future for generations to come.

Book Tickets





Building a Sustainable Future Free from Violence

9 March | Diana Nammi

In this talk, Diana Nammi will discuss the circumstances that have led to her dedicating her life to ensuring social justice for all and how she is achieving her goals.

Part of International Women’s Day celebrations

Book Tickets






2018 Programme

10 March  Panel discussion - Our Mortal Remains

24 March  Louise MacDonald OBE - Building the Boat: Designing our communities with young people

14 April  Anuja Dhir QC - Against All Odds

19 May  Jonny Benjamin OBE & Neil Laybourn - The Journey to Hope and Recovery

26 May  Lauren Currie OBE - Why it's time to be #upfront and share our power


2017 Programme

21 January  David Cunningham - The Untold Story of the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail

4 March  Panel discussion - The Mighty Women of Science (young adult event)

25 March  Sir William Patey, Lord George Robertson & John Suchet - Dundee to the World (The Drever Commemoration Lecture)

29 April  Val McDermid - The Wellcome Book Prize 2017

13 May  Dr Saleyha Ahsan - The Dundee Years 


 The Saturday Series is very kindly sponsored by the Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa.

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