26 Nov 2015

`Wishing tree’ returns for Christmas

Christmas shoppers in Dundee will be able to help provide a gift of reading for young carers in the city with the return of the `Wishing Tree’. ‘Waterstones Wishing Tree’, a collaboration between the retailer, the University of Dundee’s `Literary Dundee’ initiative, Leisure and Culture Dundee and Dundee City Council, is a special way for shoppers to gift a book to a young person in Dundee who has a caring role and/or is affected emotionally by a family member’s long-term illness, disability, mental health or addiction problems. The project was started last Christmas and ...

26 Nov 2015

‘Clearances and Land Reform in Scotland’

The ways in which the Highland clearances and other historical land disputes over the past 200 years continue to shape legislation and public opinion will be examined at the latest Dundee Arts Café event. Dr Annie Tindley, Senior Lecturer in History and Director of the Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures at the University of Dundee, will discuss the contemporary relevance of Scotland’s contentious history of land ownership at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday, 1st December. “Scottish politicians are currently grappling with a new Land Reform bill, one tha...

20 Nov 2015

Phelim wins Wimberley Award 2015

Nursing graduate Phelim Garrett-Hanna has been named this year’s winner of the University of Dundee’s Wimberley Award, given to the student who has made the most distinguished contribution to University life. Phelim (21), who will graduate on Friday, has combined his academic endeavours with participation in all aspects of student life during his time at Dundee. During the first and second years of his degree course, Phelim was class representative, moving on to become class president in third year. He also volunteered for the University’s Nightline service throughout his time at Dundee, ...

20 Nov 2015

Dundee helps France’s `red red rose’ exhibition to flower

The University of Dundee is the principal lender to a major exhibition of Scottish art being staged in Montbéliard in the east of France. “My Love is like a red red rose”explores three centuries of Art in Scotland and opens tomorrow, Saturday November 21st, at the Musée du château des ducs de Wurtemberg. The exhibition coincides with Scotland being the guest nation at the Montbéliard Christmas Market this winter. Approximately 100 loans have been brought together from public and private collections across Scotland, England and France. Eleven of these are from the Univ...

Dundee helps France’s `red red rose’ exhibition to flower

19 Nov 2015

Ian Rankin and Sue Black at Dundee Christmas Lecture 2015

Best-selling author Ian Rankin will discuss his life and work with the University of Dundee’s Professor Sue Black at this year’s Dundee Christmas Lecture. The Rebus creator will be in conversation with Professor Black at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Saturday, 28th November. He will also read from and discuss his latest book, ‘Even Dogs in the Wild’. Professor Black said, “I have had the privilege to talk with Ian before and he is such an engaging speaker. His tales range from the sublime to the ridiculous and they are relayed with the skill of storytelling that you...

Ian Rankin and Sue Black at Dundee Christmas Lecture 2015