Death on the Fringe

| Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

Staff and students from the University of Dundee will explore what happens when you shuffle off this mortal coil as they take to the stage at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this weekend. The previously unseen ‘Death Pantomime’ written by Eddie Small, English Tutor at the University, will feature staff and students from across the institution in a bid to raise awareness of the cultural changes in our traditions of death over the last 80 years through dark comedy and song. The play searches the culture of death in Scotland and seeks to highlight how bereavement has changed, as more and more cultur...

Superhero Drs the focus of comic conference

| Comics, English, Humanities, Students

The unlikely duo of comics and health care will be discussed at a special conference at the University of Dundee. Graphic Medicine 2016: Stages and Pages, is the world’s only conference that brings together experts and enthusiasts in the fields of medicine and comic art. The event will investigate the interaction between comics and healthcare in relation to performance. The conference will consider the need often felt by clinicians and patients alike to live up to prescribed roles and the various ways in which comic art can address these issues. Keynote sessions will be led by American cartoonist and...

Mary Lily Walker's birthplace celebrated by plaque

| Creative Writing, English, Humanities

Victorian social reformer Mary Lily Walker, known for improving the lives and living conditions of her fellow Dundonians, was recently commemorated by the University of Dundee and Historic Scotland when they unveiled a plaque at the home in which she was born. The memorial plaque was placed upon 152 Perth Road on Tuesday 5th July by Lesley Nicoll from campus services at the University, English Tutor Eddie Small, and Dundee City Councillor, Lesley Brennan. Born in the 1860s, Mary was one of the first graduates of University College Dundee and one of the first women in Scotland to be taught in the same class...

Dundee student to become Scotland's oldest graduate

Graduation Thumbnail - from CASS
| American Studies, Humanities, Philosophy, Students

At 86 years-young, Alex Stewart will become Scotland’s oldest graduate, and possibly one with the most degrees when he graduates from the University of Dundee today. Alex, who left school at 14, did not return to education until the tender age of 65 when he enrolled on the University’s New Opportunities Course through Dundee College in 1995. Over the next decade, he attained five degrees including ones in Philosophy, American Studies and Town & Regional Planning. In doing so, he followed in the footsteps of all three of his sons who also graduated from Dundee. Alex will be presented with hi...

Multilingual success for Dundee secondary school pupils

| Humanities, Languages

Over 70 school pupils from 8 Dundee secondary schools took part in the 'Languages and Business in the Digital World' competition held at the University of Dundee on Friday 17th June 2016. The aim of the event was to give school pupils a better understanding of how important it is to have language skills today, especially in the ever expanding world of business, and it was part of a project set up by St. John RC High School, the University of Dundee, and the University of Abertay. Teams of pupils took part in a competition to promote Dundee and Tayside based food businesses in a short film, all spoken in ei...