Crime cohort set to graduate

| Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

A publican used to hearing customers complain about the price of a pint being ‘murder’ will this Thursday become one of the first students to graduate from a unique crime writing course at the University of Dundee. Zoe Cooper will receive her MLitt Crime Writing and Forensic Investigation degree at the University’s Winter Graduation ceremony on Thursday 14 November, as will classmates Gillian Duff and Scot Mackenzie. The Masters course is the first of its kind in the UK and sees academics from the University’s School of Humanities and Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification (C...

Treasures from the deep and beach cleaning at Broughty Ferry

| Books, Engage Dundee, English, Humanities

Students and staff from the University of Dundee will this weekend lead members of the public on a treasure hunt and beach clean – with tantalising tales of creatures from beneath the Tay thrown in for good measure. The Tay Treasure Hunt & Beach Clean takes place at Broughty Ferry Beach on Sunday 17 November. The event is one of around a dozen being held across Dundee as part of the Being Human Festival, the UK’s national celebration of the humanities, along with film screenings at Dundee Contemporary Arts, a take-over of Dundee Science Centre and more. All events are free, although advance...

Historical ‘Poet’s Box’ shop relived for festival

| Comics, Engage Dundee, English, Humanities

A pop-up shop in Dundee’s Wellgate Centre, inspired by the Poet’s Box where Dundonians of yesteryear performed and printed their latest creations, will serve as the regional headquarters of a national festival taking place this month. The University of Dundee is the Scottish hub for Being Human, the UK’s national celebration of the humanities, which takes place from 14-23 November. The programme is built around the theme of ‘The Aquatic City’, with events showcasing the range of scholarship at the University. The Festival HQ, hosting a series of events in partnership with Dund...

New exhibition to honour legendary Dundee poet

A photo of Jim Stewart (credit Alan Hillyer)
| Creative Writing, English, Humanities

The life of an inspirational author and teacher will be celebrated in a new exhibition at the University of Dundee. Jim Stewart, who lost his battle with cancer in 2016, taught Creative Writing at the University and was described by Dundee’s Makar, W.N. Herbert, as ‘one of the most significant poets of the last decade’. A celebration of his work, including poetry, prose, pictures and personal letters, opened in the Tower Foyer Gallery on Saturday 5 October. Susan Haigh, co-organiser of the exhibition, said, "It has been a real privilege to pay tribute to Jim through this exhibition. &ldqu...

Dundee students named as Europe's best

| Humanities, philosophy, students

Three University of Dundee students have been named as the top undergraduates in Europe in their respective fields. Scott Sheldrick, Chester Cornford and Lola Knibb were named as regional winners for Europe in the 2019 Global Undergraduate Awards. A further five Dundee students were highly commended by judges in the competition, which aims to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide. Scott won the Europe award for Life Sciences, Chester for Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Healthcare, and Lola for Visual Arts. All three...