5 Oct 2018

Murder from the past to feature in Festival of the Future

Ambrose Parry, the hot new name in historical fiction – AKA anaesthetist/medical historian Marisa Haetzman and bestselling author Chris Brookmyre – will appear at the University of Dundee’s inaugural Festival of the Future this month. The husband-and-wife team will reveal how they underpinned historical mystery with hard facts as well as giving an insight into their new writing partnership at Bonar Hall on Sunday 21 October. Chris is the multi-award-winning author of 21 novels while Marisa is a consultant anaesthetist with 20 years’ experience and a Master’s degree in the Hist...

Murder from the past to feature in Festival of the Future

5 Oct 2018

Student captures surreal shot of Dundee

University of Dundee Fine Art student Jakub Stepanovic fought through mud and darkness to get a unique photograph from the River Tay. The shot, which depicts the Tay Bridge in Dundee silhouetted at night, was taken from the riverbed at low tide. Jakub says he has climbed onto the Tay riverbed before, but this was his first time there at night. “Sometimes I find myself going for walks with my camera to unwind after a long day of studying or work,” said Jakub. “Looking for interesting angles help me destress and so when I found the Tay at low tide, I had this composition in mind instan...

Student captures surreal shot of Dundee

4 Oct 2018

Space, stars and the ingredients of planets to be discussed

Galactic mysteries that have puzzled humanity for centuries will be put under the telescope next week, as University of Dundee lecturer Aurora Sicilia-Aguilar takes to the stage. In a series of talks celebrating World Space Week 2018, the lecturer of physics will discuss the formation of stars and planets and what time can tell us about space. “Astrophysics is a funny kind of physics,” said Aurora. “Our lab is the universe but in many cases, the stars are so distant, that most of the interesting features cannot be imaged even with the most powerful telescopes. “In my talk, we will s...

Space, stars and the ingredients of planets to be discussed

4 Oct 2018

Doctors of the future - Scotland’s first graduate entry medical course begins

A new graduate entry medical course with a focus on rural and GP medicine has begun in St Andrews and Dundee. ScotGEM is a Scottish Government-funded course open to students who have graduated with a degree other than medicine. Health Secretary Jeane Freeman was in St Andrews to meet some of the 55 students who have started work on the four year course, hosted by the medical schools at the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands and NHS Scotland. Students are eligible to apply for an optional bursary of £4,000 per year in return for agreei...

Doctors of the future - Scotland’s first graduate entry medical course begins

4 Oct 2018

From Cox to coccyx – 130 years of Anatomy in Dundee

A new University of Dundee exhibition explores the history of Anatomy in the city, from the earliest materials used to teach students about the human body through to world-leading research carried out today. ‘From Cox to coccyx – 130 years of Anatomy in Dundee’has opened in the Tower Foyer Gallery and will remain on display until mid-December. The Chair of Anatomy in Dundee was endowed by Thomas Hunter Cox of the jute family who owned Camperdown Works, and the first Anatomy teaching began in 1888. This was a key milestone for the new University College Dundee as it marked the first offici...

From Cox to coccyx – 130 years of Anatomy in Dundee