15 Nov 2017

Languages for all this weekend

Staff from the University of Dundee are offering members of the public the chance to get lost in another language this weekend when they host ‘Languages Lost and Found’, part of Being Human 2017, the UK’s annual festival of Humanities. Individuals and families looking for something different will have the chance to explore new languages at the Boomerang Centre on Kemback Street from 10am-2pm. They will also be able to listen to readings of children’s classics such as the Gruffalo and The Very Hungry Caterpillar in a foreign tongue from 2.30pm-3.30pm at the Dundee Central Library at ...

Languages for all this weekend

13 Nov 2017

Dame Katherine Grainger returns to Dundee to give Christmas Lecture

Five-time Olympic medallist Dame Katherine Grainger will share some of the highs and lows of her extraordinary sporting career at this year’s University of Dundee Christmas Lecture. As a professional rower, Dame Katherine has enjoyed phenomenal success, which she credits in no small part to the team mates she has rowed with during her career and those who worked behind the scenes at each Olympic Games and World Championships. During the lecture, which takes place in the University’s Dalhousie Building on Saturday 18 November, Dame Katherine will give an insight in to what she believes are the e...

Dame Katherine Grainger returns to Dundee to give Christmas Lecture

10 Nov 2017

Meet the graduate on a constant gap year

University of Dundee graduate Laura Geyer has ditched the usual 9-5 life for one on the road, and shows no signs of stopping since graduating last year. Laura, who graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in May 2017, has almost travelled the same distance as the University Rector Mark Beaumont in his recent world-breaking cycle around the world. With her partner Adam Browne and their dog Angus, the intrepid trio have almost 16,000 miles under their seatbelts as they ditched the idea of a gap year after University for a gap life in their fully kitted out VW Camper ‘Yellow Mati...

Meet the graduate on a constant gap year

9 Nov 2017

Being Human to lift the lid on the real Gulliver’s Travels

What is the Google brain doing to our imagination? Are lie detectors always honest? What is bullet time? These are just three of the questions that experts from the arts and sciences from the University of Dundee will tackle at an event marking the 350th anniversary of the birth of Gulliver’s Travels author Jonathan Swift later this month. The Imaginarium, an expo of outrageous thought experiments inspired by Swift’s most famous book, takes place at the University’s Dalhousie Building on Wednesday 22 November. Visitors will also be able to enjoy talks, performances and family activities, ...

Being Human to lift the lid on the real Gulliver’s Travels

9 Nov 2017

Géotechnique Lecture honour for Dundee academic

A University of Dundee researcher has been chosen to deliver one of the most prestigious lectures in the field of Civil Engineering in recognition of his work exploring how vegetation can protect transport infrastructure against the damaging effects of natural hazards. Dr Jonathan Knappett, Discipline Lead for Civil Engineering at the University, has been chosen to deliver the 13th Biennial Géotechnique Lecture at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London on Tuesday 14 November. The talk, entitled ‘Use of vegetation in low-carbon Geotechnical Engineering’, will highlight novel cross-d...

Géotechnique Lecture honour for Dundee academic