8 Mar 2019

Makaton project goes global

Music and sign language are bringing children around the world together in harmony thanks to an eTwinning project conceived at the University of Dundee. Youngsters from more than 40 countries have contributed clips of them singing and signing along to popular songs with Makaton as part of a project to break down cultural barriers and promote inclusion. The project, known as ‘Hands of the World’, has been coordinated by Sharon Tonner-Saunders, from the University’s School of Education, who said that music was an ideal way to bring children together. “This is breaking down the barrier...

Makaton project goes global

8 Mar 2019

Artists and architect set for New Contemporaries honour

Fourteen graduate artists and architects from the University of Dundee will compete for more than £25,000 of prizes when Scotland’s most prestigious celebration of emerging creative talent opens this weekend. RSA New Contemporaries will take place at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, from Saturday 9 March to Wednesday 2 April. The exhibition showcases the work of 63 graduates of Scotland’s universities, including the Dundee contingent, who impressed judges with their work at their Degree Shows last year. The artists who studied at the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College ...

Artists and architect set for New Contemporaries honour

7 Mar 2019

Ultramarathon pilgrim pit stops in Dundee

An ultramarathon runner who is running 1,725 miles this year in order to fundraise for refugees returning to their homes in the Middle East will make a pit stop in Dundee this week when he is hosted by the University of Dundee. Members of the public will get the opportunity to meet Mark Calder as he attends and sings at a service the University of Dundee Chaplaincy at 10.00pm on Friday 8 March. Mark who intends to run 14 ancient pilgrimages routes in Scotland and Northern England, with the aim of raising £50,000 to help refugees return to their homes in war-torn Iraq, has already got off to a flying ...

Ultramarathon pilgrim pit stops in Dundee

7 Mar 2019

Winston Churchill Fellowship to aid understanding of forensic science

A leading forensic anthropologist from the University of Dundee has won a prestigious Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship to investigate what lessons UK police and courts can learn from other countries. Dr Lucina Hackman, from the University’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS), has been awarded the Fellowship to explore the relationship between forensic science and the criminal justice systems in Australia and Canada. She will visit both countries later this year to research the different ways in which forensic science is carried out in each, from the way evidence...

Winston Churchill Fellowship to aid understanding of forensic science

6 Mar 2019

Drag King workshop answers moustached questions about masculinity

The public will have a royal reason to put their best moustache forward this weekend as they are invited to explore masculinity in a Drag King workshop at the University of Dundee. The workshop, led by Lenna Cumberbatch from the University of St. Andrews and hosted by the University of Dundee LGBT+ Staff Network, will take place on Saturday 9 March between 2-4pm. Open to everyone, the free two-hour session will see participants exploring masculinity and how it is presented through the medium of drag. Props, facial hair and refreshments will be provided, however, those interested in becoming a Drag King for...

Drag King workshop answers moustached questions about masculinity