18 Jan 2018

V&A Dundee opening announced

The University of Dundee, as one of the founding partners, is delighted to share the news today that V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, has confirmed its opening date and first exhibition. V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, will open to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018. It will be the only V&A museum in the world outside London: an international centre for design, a place of inspiration, discovery and learning. Visitors to V&A Dundee will experience the remarkable story of design past, present and future, and the vital contribution design makes to all o...

V&A Dundee opening announced

17 Jan 2018

Satellites show snow-covered Scotland

Images captured by the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station show almost half of the British Isles covered in snow and cloud today. The image captured by the NPP-VIIRS satellite at 11:58 GMT on 17/01/18 shows Scotland, Ireland and Wales covered in snow and clouds (high white and lower grey clouds) however, snow coverage is visible of central Scotland including Fife, Perthshire and the Highlands of Scotland.  Image: NEODAAS/University of Dundee...

Satellites show snow-covered Scotland

16 Jan 2018

‘A decade of cancer prevention’ - Café Science on 22 January

A leading University of Dundee researcher will outline the daily steps people can take to help prevent certain cancers at Café Science next week. The event, which takes place at Avery & Co on Monday 22 January, will see Professor Annie Anderson, from the School of Medicine, recap on a decade in cancer prevention research developed at the University. “There is very strong evidence to suggest four in 10 cancers are linked to lifestyle,” said Professor Anderson. “We know that diet, weight and activity levels can change people’s risk of developing certain cancers. However, on...

‘A decade of cancer prevention’ - Café Science on 22 January

16 Jan 2018

Beauty and wonder of plants celebrated in new exhibitions

Two new exhibitions opening at the University of Dundee this weekend focus on the wonder of plants and the role they play in our lives. In the Lamb Gallery, the exhibition Botanical Conversations features highlights from the University’s Herbarium collection as well as stunning botanical teaching charts and beautiful works of art and creative writing inspired by plants. Exploring our own Backyard in the Tower Foyer Gallery has been put together by the University of Dundee Botanic Garden and highlights the current project to revamp the garden’s native plants area. Both exhibitions open on Saturd...

Beauty and wonder of plants celebrated in new exhibitions

15 Jan 2018

Another chance for the last man hanged in Dundee?

A re-examination of the medical evidence which led to the execution of William Bury, the last man hanged in Dundee 129 years ago, will be staged at a public mock trial next month, organised by the University of Dundee. Bury was found guilty of the murder of his wife Ellen, and hanged on April 24, 1889. In his initial confession he made a claim to be Jack the Ripper. His conviction rested largely on medical evidence which drew some uncertainty from the jury at the time. Now students from the Mooting Societies at the Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen will take part in a re-consideration of the information ...

Another chance for the last man hanged in Dundee?