1 Apr 2019

“Nobody saw this coming”: Historic breakthrough made at University

A world first - University of Dundee scientists develop ‘InvisiPill’, a capsule that can make humans temporarily invisible Effect lasts for up to 80 seconds in early trials Further research to continue at the University’s renowned School of Life Sciences Science fiction has become science fact after researchers at the University of Dundee made a historic breakthrough in the quest to make humans invisible. The discovery – dubbed ‘InvisiPill’ – has been made by scientists at the University’s esteemed School of Life Sciences, who have created a small capsule t...

“Nobody saw this coming”: Historic breakthrough made at University

29 Mar 2019

Changing the relationship between disability and technology

The University of Dundee is one of the international partners in a major new research project examining how technologists can learn from people with disabilities – and support them in the future. Led by the University of Leeds, Imagining Technologies for Disability Futures will bring together expertise in arts and humanities, design, engineering and robotics to increase understanding of how disability is currently represented, and ways in which technology can enhance lives in years to come. Funded with a flagship Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award in Humanities and Social Sciences, the £1.5 mil...

Changing the relationship between disability and technology

27 Mar 2019

‘Global Scotland in the age of Brexit’ – public lecture on 11 April

With Brexit set to redefine Scotland’s relationship with the rest of the world for decades to come, an upcoming public lecture at the University of Dundee will explore our past and future as a global nation. 'Global Scotland in the age of Brexit: Historical perspectives on the Scottish diaspora and migration' is a free event taking place at the University’s Dalhousie Building on Thursday 11 April. In it, Professor Tanja Bueltmann, a global authority on Scotland's worldwide diaspora, will look at what the past can tell us about current political developments. It is the latest event in a series o...

‘Global Scotland in the age of Brexit’ – public lecture on 11 April

26 Mar 2019

New score to get film lovers in tune with silent cinema

A special screening at the University of Dundee will add a new chapter in the story of one of silent cinema’s most beloved pictures. Steven Gellatly, silent film pianist and composer, will perform an original score to the Mary Pickford classic ‘Daddy Long Legs’ as part of a centenary showing of the classic comedy-drama. Designed to support the School of Humanities’ Film Studies programme, the event will take place in the Baxter Suite of the University’s Tower Building from 6-7.30pm on Wednesday 27 March. Matthew Jarron, the University’s Museum Curator and a silent film e...

New score to get film lovers in tune with silent cinema

26 Mar 2019

Witnesses required for oar-some world record attempt

A team of University of Dundee students are attempting to set a Guinness World Record this week and are asking for help from members of the public. The team of 12 student rowers are aiming to set the record for ‘Distance rowed by 12 females on a single indoor machine within the period of 24 hours’ and they need at least eight witnesses to watch them in two-hour shifts during the attempt. During the effort, which will begin at 8pm on Thursday 28th March, the team aim to fundraise to help purchase essential equipment and to support the Dundee Women's Rape & Sexua...

Witnesses required for oar-some world record attempt