21 Mar 2018

Exhibition draws on asylum records to reconsider mental health today

The lives of a group of Scottish people certified as insane more than a century ago will help shine a light on today’s mental health issues in a new exhibition at the University of Dundee. ‘Face to Face: Stories from the Asylum’ looks at the lives of nine patients admitted to Dundee Royal Lunatic Asylum at the turn of the 20th century with diagnoses that appear unusual to modern eyes. It opens at the University’s Tower Foyer Gallery on Friday March 23. Dundee’s Archives Services hold extensive records from the Asylum, and these have informed the exhibition, which is part of a ...

Exhibition draws on asylum records to reconsider mental health today

19 Mar 2018

Digital break-up souvenirs sought for Museum of Broken Relationships

The museum of Broken Relationship in Croatia is home to physical souvenirs from romantic break up, gathered from across the world For the first time digital souvenirs are now being collected in partnership with University of Dundee’s interdisciplinary Living Digital group The momentos sought might include unanswered texts, ominous email subject lines, Facebook messages, terrible Tinder profiles, Snapchat screengrabs or emotional photographs Not so long ago, the souvenirs of a romantic relationship involved mixtapes, letters, jewellery, photographs and items of clothing. After a breakup, perhaps the...

Digital break-up souvenirs sought for Museum of Broken Relationships

19 Mar 2018

University scientists aim to inspire with celebration of life in miniature

Families will be able to explore a fuel of the future and learn the secrets of creating the perfect poo at a science spectacular in Dundee this week. The University of Dundee’s School of Life Sciences will bring its Magnificent Microbes event to Dundee Science Centre on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 March. The biennial celebration of these miniature life forms is hosted by University staff and PhD students, giving visitors the opportunity to learn more about microorganisms and their impact on our daily lives. Youngsters will be able to create their very own bacteria handprint, highlighting the importance...

University scientists aim to inspire with celebration of life in miniature

16 Mar 2018

Chinese students’ Scottish wedding after finding love in Dundee lab

They came from China with a passion for studying biotechnology but two University of Dundee students were celebrating yesterday after completing a lesson in love. Yuting Ling, 28, and Kanheng Zhou, 27, tied the knot in the city’s Registrar’s Office after meeting as PhD students at the University’s School of Science and Engineering. The newlyweds – two of more than 800 Chinese students currently studying at Dundee - said “I do” surrounded by their friends and family, many who had travelled more than 5,500 miles from Shanghai and the nearby city of Nantong, where the coupl...

Chinese students’ Scottish wedding after finding love in Dundee lab

16 Mar 2018

Masterpiece by composer-jute baron rediscovered

The first performance in over a century of work by a highly successful local composer, who combined his creative endeavours with running the family jute dynasty, will take place in Dundee next week. University of Dundee Music Society are currently busy rehearsing ahead of their performance of ‘King Arthur’, a dramatic cantata composed by John More Smieton, at the Caird Hall on Sunday 25 March. Smieton, an accomplished contemporary of Gilbert & Sullivan, lived at Panumare Villa (most recently known as Armistead House and currently an at-risk building) at a time when Broughty Ferry famously b...

Masterpiece by composer-jute baron rediscovered