2 Apr 2014

European youths visit Dundee to help shape a sustainable future

Photo opportunity: 5-6.30pm on 3rd April at Dalhousie Building.  Discover 2 Inspire participants from across Europe will be gathering for the opening ceremony. More than 100 students from 10 European countries will descend upon the University of Dundee this week for an international conference looking at how young people can be encouraged to embrace environmental sustainability. ‘Discover 2 Inspire: Youth for Sustainable Living’ takes place from Thursday 3rd to Tuesday 8th April. The annual conference aims to encourage young people to be more socially active and get involved in global soli...

31 Mar 2014

Get your geek on at DUSA this weekend

Photo opportunity: 2pm on Wednesday, 2nd April at Campus Green, Balfour Place. Organisers will be dressing as famous anime and game characters to help launch this year’s convention.   Cosplaying pokemon and video games characters will strut their stuff at Dundee University Students Association (DUSA) on Wednesday, the precursor to its annual invasion of the proudly geeky. Organisers of DEE-CON 2014 will mark the coming of Scotland’s largest free anime convention by posing in costume outside DUSA at 2pm on Wednesday, 2nd April. The main event will take place at the Union on Saturday, when a...

31 Mar 2014

Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton visits Dundee

Eleanor Catton, the current holder of the Man Booker Prize, will visit Dundee this week to talk about her career and the book that has brought her worldwide acclaim. ‘The Luminaries’ was published by Granta in 2013 and, at 832 pages, is the longest book to win the Booker, with the author becoming the youngest ever winner of the world’s most prestigious literary prize in the process. She will be appearing at the Steps Theatre from 6pm on Thursday, 10th April at an event organised by Literary Dundee and Dundee Libraries in association with the Man Booker Prize. She will be in conversation w...

Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton visits Dundee

31 Mar 2014

IED students commissioned to create Commonwealth installations

Two Interior Environmental Design students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) have been commissioned to create work for this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Craig Gilroy and Jordan Muir, who are both in the final year of the IED degree programme at DJCAD, will create installations for the Athletes Village at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. They were chosen after responding to a national brief the games team circulated last September. Craig has designed an interactive wall that aims to make the athletes feel welcome and encourage them to achieve their full potent...

IED students commissioned to create Commonwealth installations

28 Mar 2014

‘The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle’ – Kirsty Wark at SELS on 5th April

‘The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle’ – Kirsty Wark at SELS on 5th April Journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark will read from and discuss her debut novel when she delivers the next instalment of the University of Dundee’s Saturday Evening Lecture Series (SELS). The famously combative interviewer will be the one fielding questions about her work from the audience when she appears at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Saturday, 5th April. Her first book, ‘The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle’ was published earlier this month to critical acclaim. Set on the Scottish island of...