15 Sep 2017

‘Design Out Loud’ to showcase oral history collection

Dundee’s designation as the UK’s first City of Design recognised the creativity and innovation running through its past and driving its future, features that a University of Dundee event will celebrate next week. Clips from a 1985 fashion show filmed on campus are among the highlights of ‘Design Out Loud’, an event being held at the Baxter Suite on Thursday 21 September to showcase the University’s oral history collection and champion the role of design in the city. The interactive multimedia event will cover illustration, graphics, comic arts and fashion, with recordings of i...

‘Design Out Loud’ to showcase oral history collection

15 Sep 2017

European diabetes award for Dundee Professor

One of the major prizes in Europe for research in diabetes has been awarded to Professor Ewan Pearson, of the University of Dundee. The European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) gave the 2017 Minkowski Prize to Professor Pearson at their annual meeting in Lisbon. The prize recognises research contributing to the advancement of knowledge concerning diabetes.  Professor Pearson, Chair of Diabetic Medicine at the University of Dundee, received a monetary award and delivered the 52nd Minkowski Lecture at the 53rd EASD Annual Meeting. “I am honoured to receive the Minkowski Prize and...

European diabetes award for Dundee Professor

14 Sep 2017

‘The More You Look, the More You See’ – Dundee Arts Cafe on September 19

This month’s Dundee Arts Café will be taking a look at the work of one of Scotland’s leading contemporary artists. Calum Colvin, Professor of Fine Art Photography at the University of Dundee, has exhibited nationally and internationally for over thirty years. A selection of his artwork that reflects upon Dundee and its place in Scottish, British and world culture is currently on display at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum, which is where his Dundee Arts Café session will take place on Tuesday 19 September. He constructs photographic artworks that begin as large-s...

‘The More You Look, the More You See’ – Dundee Arts Cafe on September 19

14 Sep 2017

Dundee students up for Undergraduate Awards

Students from across the University of Dundee have been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Undergraduate Awards. 10 students - representing disciplines across the University – are in the running for the awards, with MLitt English Studies student Sarah Coakley nominated twice for separate submissions. The winners will be announced next week, and all nominees will be invited to the awards ceremony in Dublin in November. The other nominees are: Martha Andrews – Interior and Environmental Design Joanne Hall – Fine Art Ruby Main – Philosophy Daniel McCallum – Geopolitic...

Dundee students up for Undergraduate Awards

13 Sep 2017

Dundee Literary Festival 2017 launch

Superstar children’s author Jacqueline Wilson will make her way back to Dundee for a spot of afternoon tea this November. As part of this year’s Dundee Literary Festival, the Tracy Beaker author and Honorary Graduate of the University of Dundee will host a party for her fans at the headquarters of DC Thomson, where she cut her teeth as journalist in the 1960s. The event, her only Scottish date in 2017, takes place on Saturday 11 November. The Festival will also give fans the chance to remember Michael Marra, the late, great Bard of Dundee, with the launch of a book about his life and work by ...

Dundee Literary Festival 2017 launch