19 Oct 2016

University of Dundee space-tech to land on Mars

Image: ESA/ATG medialab A new era of Mars exploration for Europe will begin today when the ExoMars Mission 2016 lands on our neighbouring red planet, with the help of technology developed at the University of Dundee. The European Space Agency (ESA) mission, which began in March 2016, is expected to survive the 21 000km/h entry into Martian atmosphere and begin scientific operations in the orbit and surface of Mars. World-leading research on spacecraft technology has been taking place at the University for over 20 years. With input from international spacecraft engineers, this has led to the developmen...

University of Dundee space-tech to land on Mars

18 Oct 2016

New exhibition cites Dundee’s ‘She Town’ as an influence

The University of Dundee will this month play host to the first instalment of a two-chapter exhibition and event programme that takes feminism as its starting point. Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event? takes place at the University’s Cooper Gallery and off-site venues in Dundee and features work by seminal artists from the past four decades. Chapter One opens with a preview evening on Thursday, 27th October and runs until mid-December. Chapter Two will take place between January and March next year. Referencing art works, artist collaborative groups and activism from the 1970s to t...

New exhibition cites Dundee’s ‘She Town’ as an influence

18 Oct 2016

Dundee Literary Festival from cradle to grave: on pregnancy, mental health, death and more

Books exploring our physical and mental wellbeing, birth and death, will be part of this year’s Dundee Literary Festival, which takes place this week. Local author Tina McGuff will be talking about her life-or-death struggle with anorexia at the Bonar Hall on Thursday, 20th October at 12pm. She will be revealing more about her memoir Seconds to Snap, an extraordinary tale of a girl at war with herself. A further three events will be taking place on Friday, 21st October starting with journalist Chitra Ramaswamy. She will be taking us on a journey with her book, Expecting, an extraordinary series of es...

Dundee Literary Festival from cradle to grave: on pregnancy, mental health, death and more

17 Oct 2016

‘Orchard City’ to be celebrated

The University of Dundee Botanic Garden will this weekend bring dancers, musicians, storytellers and civic groups together to celebrate the city’s first Community Harvest. The event, which takes place from 11am-3pm on Saturday, 22nd October, will be hosted by Dundee Urban Orchard, an art and horticulture project aiming to raise awareness of food sustainability. Since 2013, it has worked with community groups and cultural organisations to plant 25 orchards across the city. Locations include schools, community centres, and museums while those leading the project have also organised art workshops explor...

‘Orchard City’ to be celebrated

17 Oct 2016

Student returns to campus 80 years after graduating

The University of Dundee welcomed back one of its oldest living graduates when she returned to campus to visit the D’Arcy Thomson Zoology Museum. At 101 years-old, Mrs Anne Walden who was an undergraduate from 1932 to 1936, may well be the University’s oldest living graduate. Mrs Walden’s visit also marked her return to her birthplace. Born and raised on Balfour Street, where student accommodation halls now stand, Anne went on to not only study but also teach at the University. Captain of the Athletics team as an undergraduate, Anne graduated in 1936, with a first class honours degree in ...

Student returns to campus 80 years after graduating