Ghosts of Christmas past: magic lantern set to dazzle Dundee

| Engage Dundee, English, Film Studies, History, Humanities, Philosophy, Seminars

A rare and authentic triple-lensed magic lantern will be used for a spectacular Christmas show at the University of Dundee this week. Dr Jeremy Brooker, magic lantern performer and Chairman of the Magic Lantern Society, will present ‘A Grand Gothic Magic Lantern Christmas’ for the Arts & Humanities Research Institute (AHRI) Christmas Lecture. The event will take place from 6pm-7.30pm on Wednesday 13 December, in Room 1.36 of the University’s Tower Building. It is free, open to all and follows a wine reception from 5.15pm. Dr Keith Williams, Reader in English at the University, said, &...

Sell-out show returns to Dundee

| Engage Dundee, English, History, Humanities

The critically-acclaimed show, ‘Dundee’s Four Marys’ is set to return to the city where it was written next week. Following three sell-out seasons, the show will return to the stage at the University of Dundee. Written copies of the play, with a foreword by Dundee-born, Hollywood actor and former Rector of the University, Brian Cox, will be available for purchase. Written and produced by Eddie Small, Tutor of English at the University, the show brings together the legacy of four of the city’s most influential women - Mary Ann Baxter, Mary Slessor, Mary Lily Walker and Mary Brooksban...

Why is Steve Biko's remarkable legacy often overlooked? - Dr Matthew Graham in The Conversation

| History, Humanities

"While Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, and Desmond Tutu are rightly venerated for their role in opposing and ending white minority rule in South Africa, another leader of the liberation years has been remarkably overlooked: Bantu Steven Biko, who led the enormously influential Black Consciousness Movement. Four decades after his death in police custody on September 12 1977, he deserves to be recognised as one of the towering heroes of the anti-apartheid struggle."  In an article for The Conversation, Dr Matthew Graham, Lecturer in History at the University of Dundee, discusses the remarkable legacy...

Dundee strikes gold in Teaching Excellence Framework

| English, European Studies, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF was introduced by the UK Government to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching. The ranking places Dundee among an elite group of British universities licensed to use the TEF Gold Award for the next three years. “The award of TEF Gold is an excellent result which highlights the quality of learning, teaching and the student experience that we offer at Dundee,” said Professor Karl Leydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching),...

Dundee continues to climb in Guardian University Guide

| Creative Writing, English, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy

The University of Dundee has continued its climb in prestigious national league tables after being ranked 24th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018, topping the table in Dentistry and Design & Crafts. This result represents a rise of four places on last year’s rankings, meaning Dundee has jumped 23 places since 2015. The University is now ranked 3rd in Scotland having overtaken Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt in this year’s Guardian table. Our Humanities subject results were good, with History and Modern Languages both placing 2nd in Scotland, English and Creative Writing placing 3rd i...