29 Aug 2014

Prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Award for Professor Sandy Cochran

Professor Sandy Cochran, of the University of Dundee, is one of 14 leading researchers from around the UK to be appointed a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder. Jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the scheme aims to provide universities with additional support to enable them to attract science talent from overseas and retain respected UK scientists of outstanding achievement and potential. The newly appointed award holders are working on a wide range of topics including medical imaging, climate change and string theory. Profes...

29 Aug 2014

5 Million Questions - In Conversation with Patrick Harvie MSP

Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-Convener of the Scottish Green Party, will be in conversation at the University of Dundee next week in the latest in the 5 Million Questions series of events. 5 Million Questions' David Torrance will lead an in-depth discussion covering the main issues of the referendum debate so far as well as Mr Harvie’s personal perspective on perhaps the defining moment of the modern Scottish political era. “We are delighted to welcome Patrick into our series of conversations with the main figures contributing to the referendum debate,” said David Torrance. “I am sure Patr...

29 Aug 2014

‘Shaping our Creative City’ – 2nd September

A look at creativity in Dundee and the role it is playing in driving the regeneration of the city will launch the new series of the popular Dundee Arts Café series. The first of nine exciting events scheduled to take place over the 2014/15 academic year will see Gillian Easson of Creative Dundee talk about ‘Shaping our Creative City’ at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum from 6pm on Tuesday, 2nd September. She will look at how Dundee is a city with a major transformation underway and how its shape, size and scope present a number of opportunities for its citizens as well ...

28 Aug 2014

‘Solar Max’ – mysteries of the Sun to be revealed

Sky at Night presenter Lucie Green will next week visit the University of Dundee to reveal some of the mysteries of the Sun, such as what solar flares and sunquakes are, and what they mean for us. The esteemed space scientist will deliver a talk, entitled ‘Solar Max’, at the D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre from 6.30pm on Monday, 1st September. The event takes place as part of the Institute of Physics’ Scotland Regional Lecture Series. Organiser Dr David McGloin, Associate Dean of the University’s Division of Electronic Engineering and Physics, said, “There is more to our...

28 Aug 2014

The best writers in the world, in Dundee once again

The 2014 Dundee Literary Festival will once again bring some of the world’s best writers to the city for a packed programme of events that celebrate the written word in all its forms. James Naughtie, Viv Albertine and Michel Faber are just some of the big names appearing at this year’s Festival, which takes place from 22nd to 26th October. More than 60 workshops, talks, book signings, readings, walking tours and other events will be held over the five-day run. The Festival will be bookended with appearances by literary legends Jung Chang and Jodi Picoult on Saturday 18th October and Thursday, 6...