13 Oct 2014

‘Between Tides - Riddles of Tentsmuir’ – new Lamb Gallery exhibition

Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve is the inspiration for a new exhibition of work by award-winning artist Derek Robertson in collaboration with scientists and creative practitioners. ‘Between Tides - Riddles of Tentsmuir’ opens at the Lamb Gallery, University of Dundee, on Saturday, 18th October. It features work arising from Derek’s appointment as Artist-In-Residence at Tentsmuir by Scottish Natural Heritage as part of Year of Creative Scotland 2013. He began a series of innovative projects to explore and celebrate the reserve and its wildlife, bringing together scientists and creatives ...

‘Between Tides - Riddles of Tentsmuir’ – new Lamb Gallery exhibition

13 Oct 2014

Scotland to host largest gathering for Information Commissioners

Scotland will play host to the largest ever gathering of Information Commissioners from across Europe next month, at a conference organised by the University of Dundee’s Centre for Freedom of Information. The Centre’s European Conference will take place in Edinburgh on November 4th and will address the challenges for practitioners, from Scotland as well as the rest of Europe, in interpreting and implementing access to information laws which derive from European legislation. “This is the largest gathering of Information Commissioners there has been in Europe and comes in response to our in...

10 Oct 2014

Embalming tank named after retired professor

A long-standing member of the Centre for Human Anatomy and Identification (CAHID) at the University of Dundee has received an unusual retiral gift – an embalming tank named in his honour. Professor Roger Soames joined authors such as Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver and Jeff Lindsay in having a Thiel embalming tank name after him in the Val McDermid Mortuary. CAHID is recognised around the world for its innovative use of the Thiel embalming method, which preserves cadavers with life-like flexibility and tissue quality. Professor Soames, who retired at the end of September, had been a member of the CAHID tea...

Embalming tank named after retired professor

9 Oct 2014

Protagonist v Antagonist – Scottish Heroes & Villains Month event

The conflict between the protagonist and antagonist in literature and history will be explored at the next event taking place as part of Scottish Heroes & Villains Month at the University of Dundee. Professor Graeme Morton, Director of the University’s Centre for Scottish Culture, will lead the symposium, which will be held at the Baxter Suite, Tower Building, from 10am on Saturday, 11th October. In addition to Professor Morton’s plenary address ‘On Wallace’, attendees will be joined by 16 speakers from across the UK and beyond. There will also be a special JOOT Theatre Company ...

9 Oct 2014

Niamh Nic Daeid appointed Professor of Forensic Science at Dundee

Niamh Nic Daeid, one of the UK’s leading researchers in forensic science, has been appointed Professor of Forensic Science at the University of Dundee. Professor Nic Daeid joins Dundee from the University of Strathclyde, where she has been based for the past 20 years. She was the first woman to earn a personal chair in the Department of Chemistry in Strathclyde’s 215-year history. Professor Nic Daeid is now based in the internationally renowned Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) at Dundee. “I am absolutely delighted to be moving to Dundee and to join forces with colleague...