31 Aug 2018

New Chancellor and 3000 students to be welcomed to Dundee

The University of Dundee will next week roll out the red carpet for more than 3000 new students and their new Chancellor. City Square will be abuzz with excitement and anticipation on Monday 3 September when the new crop of undergraduate and postgraduate students congregate ahead of the traditional greeting in the Caird Hall. Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Pete Downes will welcome them to Dundee at the first event to take place as part of a programme organised to ensure that starting life in the city is made as easy as possible for the new arrivals. The ceremony will also see the official inst...

New Chancellor and 3000 students to be welcomed to Dundee

30 Aug 2018

Frankenstein – a complete public reading and mystery tour

A complete public reading of Frankenstein is to take place over a single weekend in various locations in and around the city that inspired Mary Shelley to become a writer. The event, to be held on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September, forms part of the University of Dundee’s programme to celebrate the book’s 200th anniversary. The group will visit South Baffin Street, site of the cottage where Shelley lived during her time in Dundee, as well as a variety of other locations across the city and into Angus and Fife. Readings will take place at each of these locations that will remain a mystery unti...

Frankenstein – a complete public reading and mystery tour

29 Aug 2018

New Contemporaries accolade for artists and architect

Fourteen graduates who vowed visitors to this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show have been chosen to exhibit at Scotland’s most prestigious platform for young creative talent. The University of Dundee contingent will compete for prizes with a total value of more than £40,000 at the 10th annual New Contemporaries exhibition, which takes place at the Royal Scottish Academy Galleries in February. Thirteen artists and one architect from the University will be exhibiting, along with dozens of graduates of Scotland’s other art colleges wh...

New Contemporaries accolade for artists and architect

27 Aug 2018

Festival of the Future marks another exciting step in Dundee’s reinvention

A major new national festival exploring the space between science, music, art and design will take place at the University of Dundee for the first time this autumn as the city’s cultural regeneration continues. Festival of the Future takes place from October 17-21 and will celebrate how collaboration across the scientific and creative spheres are helping to address the biggest issues of our times, from the local to the global level. Award-winning authors Chris Brookmyre and Ken MacLeod will discuss the future of AI, among other topics, while musician Be Charlotte will give a performance demonstrating...

Festival of the Future marks another exciting step in Dundee’s reinvention

22 Aug 2018

Student reveals the face of ancient Canary Islander

A University of Dundee student has recreated the face of an indigenous Canary Islander, a culture thought to have been wiped out by the Spanish Empire six centuries ago. Karina Osswald, originally from Canada, has revealed what a Guanche woman, aged 25-35 years old, may have looked like. The Guanche were an indigenous group who inhabited the Canary Islands from the 1st Century AD until the 15th Century – when they were invaded and culturally absorbed by Spanish settlers. Karina’s reconstruction is currently on display alongside the works of over 80 students as part of this year’s Duncan o...

Student reveals the face of ancient Canary Islander