28 Sep 2015

‘The Gap of Time’ – celebrated author Jeanette Winterson to visit Dundee

Award-winning writer Jeanette Winterson will discuss her latest book, ‘The Gap of Time’, in a special event ahead of this year’s Dundee Literary Festival. The event takes place at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Wednesday, 7th October and will also see the author talk about her glittering career, which began with the publication of the celebrated ‘Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit’ in 1985. Over the past three decades she has won the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, the E. M. Forster Award and the Prix d’argent at Cannes...

‘The Gap of Time’ – celebrated author Jeanette Winterson to visit Dundee

25 Sep 2015

Egyptian dental delegation visit Dundee to cement links

A delegation from Cairo University will next week visit Tayside to cement dental links with the University of Dundee. Dundee’s School of Dentistry recently launched an innovative international training programme for dentists in Egypt. In a new development, the University of Dundee is linking with Cairo, the oldest and most established university in Egypt to further develop the opportunities for dental training and research.  The Dean of the Faculty of Dental and Oral Medicine at Cairo University, Professor Amr Abou El-Ezz, and senior colleagues will visit Dundee on Thursday, 1st October to sign ...

Egyptian dental delegation visit Dundee to cement links

24 Sep 2015

University to play part in 'Remembering Loos'

University of Dundee historians Dr Billy Kenefick and Dr Derek Patrick will tomorrow play a leading role in commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Loos, known as Dundee’s Flodden due to the devastating impact of the city’s soldiers. The battle, which began on 25th September 1915, was the largest fought by the British army that year. Such was the loss of local men, particularly from the 4th Battalion Black Watch, that it became known as Dundee’s Darkest Day. Presented by Dundee’s own Lorraine Kelly, the ‘Remembering Loos’ event at the Caird Hall on Friday, 25th Sept...

University to play part in 'Remembering Loos'

24 Sep 2015

CAHID reveal some of the mysteries of 9,000-year-old decapitation

The University of Dundee’s Centre for Anatomy and Human identification (CAHID) have helped archaeologists understand more about the oldest case of decapitation ever found in the New World. André Strauss from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology was excavating the Lapa do Santo site in eastern Brazil when he struck upon a head buried under a rock. The rest of the skeleton never materialised but Strauss slowly uncovered the disembodied skull and hands, partially crushed as a result of being buried for thousands of years. The remains have been dated to around 9,000 years ol...

CAHID reveal some of the mysteries of 9,000-year-old decapitation

24 Sep 2015

Architects to draw upon 50 years of memories at reunion

A group of architects will return to their alma mater this Friday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of them starting their training. Members of the 1965 architecture intake will meet at the front steps of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at 12noon on Friday, 25th September. Around 18 classmates are expected to attend the reunion, which will see them tour the college, now part of the University of Dundee, to see how it has changed in the half-century since they first nervously walked through the doors of the Perth Road building. After meeting with Graeme Hutton, Professor of Architecture, Ass...

Architects to draw upon 50 years of memories at reunion