3 Oct 2017

Centenary celebrations for seminal ‘On Growth and Form’

The University of Dundee will pay tribute to the hugely influential biologist and mathematician D’Arcy Thompson with a packed programme of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of his seminal book, ‘On Growth and Form’. The book has inspired scientists, artists and thinkers as diverse as Alan Turing, Richard Dawkins and Claude Lévi Strauss. The evolutionary biologist, Stephen Jay Gould, referred to the book as being “the greatest work of prose in twentieth century science.” To mark the centenary there will be a number of events taking place at Dundee and also at the ...

Centenary celebrations for seminal ‘On Growth and Form’

2 Oct 2017

‘The Secret Life’ in the Internet Age – Thursday 5 October

Reality and identity in the Internet Age will be explored by one of the UK’s foremost contemporary writers at a free Dundee Literary Festival event this week. Andrew O'Hagan, described as one of his generation's most exciting and most serious chroniclers of contemporary Britain, will be discussing his latest book, ‘The Secret Life: Three True Stories’ at the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson lecture Theatre on Thursday 5 October. ‘The Secret Life’ sees the author investigate the porous border between cyberspace and the real world. The first of the stories cent...

‘The Secret Life’ in the Internet Age – Thursday 5 October

2 Oct 2017

Dundee joins £2.85m PhD scheme to tackle AMR

In response to the urgent and global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Medical Research Foundation (MRF), the charitable foundation of the Medical Research Council, has invested £2.85million in delivering the UK’s first nationwide PhD training programme to focus on this major health challenge. Antibiotics transformed healthcare in the 20th century and are still considered one of greatest medical achievements of the era. Today, we still rely on antibiotics to treat everything from minor cuts to life-threatening bacterial infections and to prevent infection after surgery. These drugs ...

Dundee joins £2.85m PhD scheme to tackle AMR

28 Sep 2017

Fellowship honour for Professor Annalu Waller

A University of Dundee computer scientist who has dedicated her career to helping people with complex communication needs connect with the world around them has been honoured for her work. Professor Annalu Waller, Chair of Human Communication Technologies, has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. She has been based at the University since 1989 and has helped established Dundee’s reputation as one of the world’s leading centres for research into augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technologies. Professor Waller works closely with child...

Fellowship honour for Professor Annalu Waller

28 Sep 2017

Are you brave enough? Students challenge locals to obstacle course

Students and staff from the University of Dundee are inviting locals to help raise funds for mental health support by taking on an exhilarating assault course at the heart of campus. Those who think they have what it takes can attempt the new obstacle challenge ‘Brave Runner’ at the University on Tuesday, 17th October at 5.30pm. Organised by the Sports Union and the Institute for Sport and Exercise (ISE) at the University, the fun obstacle circuit will test participants’ fitness, strength, stamina, mental grit and teamwork, all in the aid of the mental health support on campus. Alex Scott...

Are you brave enough? Students challenge locals to obstacle course