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Dundee to delve into different languages

Fancy writing your name in Chinese, learning some phrases in Spanish, singing songs in French or writing in Scots? Staff from the University of Dundee are offering members of the public the chance to get lost in another language this weekend when they host ‘Languages Lost and Found’, part of Being Human 2017, the UK’s annual festivalof Humanities. Individuals and families looking for something different ...

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...

Forthcoming Events

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (Being Human Festival 2017)

An illustrated talk and screening of the 1960 film 'The 3 Worlds of Gulliver'.

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Gulliver! A fantastical pantomime (Being Human Festival 2017)

A highly irreverent and topical retelling of Gulliver's Travels, written and performed by the Playing Small Parts theatre company.

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The Imaginarium (Being Human Festival 2017)

A unique expo of outrageous thought experiments inspired by Jonathan Swift's fantastical mock-academy at Lagado. Part of the Being Human Festival 2017.

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