16 Oct 2014

‘Spend a Penny for PAMIS’ and help flush away exclusion

University of Dundee-based charity PAMIS is inviting members of the public to flush away exclusion by spending a penny to support people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and their families. The ‘Spend a Penny for PAMIS’ campaign will see workplaces across the country raise money and awareness of the group’s work during World Toilet Day on Wednesday, 19th November. People with PMLD and their families face many barriers to accessing and participating in the community. PAMIS works on a number of fronts to enable inclusion and improve their quality of life, including ca...

‘Spend a Penny for PAMIS’ and help flush away exclusion

15 Oct 2014

Extraordinary wartime exploits of psychologist revealed in new book

Dundee psychologist Professor Alan Kennedy has unearthed details of the extraordinary wartime exploits of one of his predecessors. Alan Kennedy is emeritus Professor of Psychology in the University of Dundee, having previously held academic appointments in Melbourne, St Andrews, Aix-en-Provence, Clermont-Ferrand and Paris. In addition to his published research, he has written four novels: the latest, ‘Lucy’, was published in 2014. It was while researching material for a novel set in war-time France that Professor Kennedy came across the name of his former colleague, Dr Oscar Oeser, who was one ...

Extraordinary wartime exploits of psychologist revealed in new book

15 Oct 2014

Beechgrove comes to the Botanic Garden

Beechgrove comes to the Botanic this Saturday as television’s Jim McColl features alongside a wide range of activities for an open day at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden. The open day on Saturday October 18th is being hosted by the Dundee Botanic Garden Endowment Trust Jim McColl will be one of a `Gardeners Question Time’ panel alongside Lady Catherine Erskine from Cambo Estate, the artist and horticulturalist John Stoa, and Nicola McNee, from BBC Radio Scotland’s `Kitchen Garden’. The day will also include a performance from the 30-piece University of Dundee Concert Band an...

15 Oct 2014

Page-turners for children and young adults at Literary Festival

The Dundee Literary Festival later this month will show how reading is child’s play with a series of events aimed at young booklovers. Babies up to their first birthday are invited to bring their parents, carers and older siblings along for a ‘Bounce and Tickle’ party at 11am on Friday, 24th October when rhyme, songs and stories are guaranteed to keep little ones, and not so little ones, amused. A Family Fun Morning of storytelling, face-painting, teddy bears picnics and other activities will take place from 9.30am-12pm the following morning. From 10am, storyteller, scientist and poet Emi...

Page-turners for children and young adults at Literary Festival

13 Oct 2014

New voices to be heard loud and clear at Literary Festival

The 2014 Dundee Literary Festival will feature more debut and emerging writers than ever before, bolstering its reputation for championing new voices and literature. Carys Bray, Hannah Engelkamp, Kirsty Logan, Uuganaa Ramsay, Neil Broadfoot and Nicola White, winner of last year’s Dundee International Book Prize, are among those appearing at the Festival to promote their first books and pass on the benefit of their experiences. Finalists Rachel Fenton, a writer and artist living in New Zealand, and English writer and performer Amy Mason will be hoping to follow in Nicola’s footsteps when this ye...

New voices to be heard loud and clear at Literary Festival