23 Oct 2018

‘Brain Basics’ promises Halloween treat

Having captured hearts with an alternative Valentine’s Day event earlier this year, staff from the University of Dundee will move on to matters of the mind for Halloween. An animal brain dissection will be carried out by Claire Cunningham, Mortuary Technician at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), at The Vine Function Suite on Wednesday 31 October. It follows on from the sell-out dissection of a sheep heart performed by Claire on the most romantic day of the year. Members of the public are once again invited to come and find out how their bodies work. ‘Brain Basics’ i...

‘Brain Basics’ promises Halloween treat

19 Oct 2018

‘Most dangerous philosopher’ to deliver Dundee lecture

The man dubbed ‘the most dangerous philosopher in the West’ will next month visit the University of Dundee to talk about Samuel Beckett, terror, politics, persecution and everything in between. Slavoj Žižek will deliver his lecture at the University’s Dalhousie Building on Thursday 8 November. The world-renowned Slovenian academic, who was ranked by Foreign Policy magazine as being among the Top 100 Global Thinkers, has also been described as a celebrity philosopher and ‘the Elvis of cultural theory’. He has written or co-authored dozens of books in several languages coverin...

‘Most dangerous philosopher’ to deliver Dundee lecture

18 Oct 2018

New exhibition explores Jamaica through the lens

Eye-catching photographs of Jamaica since the 1800s, including postcard-like scenes captured by Dundee company Valentine & Sons, will go on display at the University of Dundee this weekend. The Moving Jamaica: Scottish-Caribbean Connections and Local-Global Journeys exhibition contrasts photographs taken in the 19th Century with those taken by contemporary photographers, Varun Baker and Stephen McLaren. The exhibition opens on Saturday 20 October, as part of the University’s Festival of the Future. “Valentine & Sons was one of the world’s largest photographic companies and sent ph...

New exhibition explores Jamaica through the lens

18 Oct 2018

Mercury rising for Dundee space technology

Hardware developed in Dundee will this weekend embark on a seven-year, 48 million-mile mission to Mercury. When the BepiColombo mission to Mercury launches from Kourou, French Guiana on Saturday 20 October it will be equipped with SpaceWire, a computer network developed by University of Dundee and spin-out company STAR-Dundee that connects instruments, processors and other onboard systems. BepiColombo is a joint endeavour between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). It is the first European mission to Mercury, the smallest and least explored planet in the inner Sol...

Mercury rising for Dundee space technology

17 Oct 2018

Dundee’s first Professor of Biochemistry returns to campus

The University of Dundee welcomed back its first Professor of Biochemistry to campus today, as he visited the department and colleagues who he helped bring together more than 40 years ago. Peter Garland who joined the University in 1970, said he was delighted to return and show off his legacy to his daughter and son. Under Peter’s leadership from 1970 to 1984, the biochemistry department, now the School of Life Sciences, became one of the strongest in the UK. Peter, now nearly 85 years old, said that it was only by employing the best researchers that optimum results would be achieved. One of his firs...

Dundee’s first Professor of Biochemistry returns to campus