19 Nov 2015

The weapon that defeated Hitler’s supergun

A University of Dundee lecturer will give an insight into the British secret weapon that spiked a Nazi `supergun’ on a Channel 4 documentary this weekend. `Building Hitler’s Supergun’ is broadcast at 8pm this Sunday and features a contribution from Dr Iain Murray, computing lecturer in the University’s School of Science and Engineering and an authority on the life and work of Sir Barnes Wallis. The documentary concerns the V-3 `supergun’, a Nazi secret weapon which would have rained tons of shells onto London every day had not the British developed their own weapon to counter ...

The weapon that defeated Hitler’s supergun

18 Nov 2015

‘Tomorrow Was A Montage’ screening and talk

Astonishing animations and an in-depth analysis of stunning East European poster art will feature in public events taking place around the ‘Tomorrow Was a Montage’ exhibition programme at the Cooper Gallery at the University of Dundee over the next week. The exhibition brings together work by three generations of East European artists around the practice of montage and features graphic design, animation, films and performance. Montage was particularly common in Poland, where poster art was elevated to a new level and would go on to significantly influence the international development of graphi...

‘Tomorrow Was A Montage’ screening and talk

18 Nov 2015

Penguin Parade joins Graduation

Dundee’s iconic penguins are lining up to join more than 1000 students at the University of Dundee's Winter Graduation this week. The penguins at City Churches have donned their graduation gowns to join the celebrations on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th November. They have been kitted out in gowns and hats made by Jen Urch, a third-year Textiles student at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, part of the University of Dundee. The penguins will be available for photographs and selfies before and after the graduation ceremonies over the next two days. All of the Graduation action can be fo...

Penguin Parade joins Graduation

17 Nov 2015

Satellite image shows Storm Barney blanketing UK

Storm Barney, which is set to batter the UK with winds of 80mph, is seen over the nation in the latest image received by the Satellite Receiving Station at the University of Dundee today. The image, received at 12.51pm today, shows the cloud system of the storm. It can be accessed at: http://www.sat.dundee.ac.uk/ftp/Press_Office/2015_11_17_Storm_Barney/ Image credit - `University of Dundee/NEODAAS’...

Satellite image shows Storm Barney blanketing UK

17 Nov 2015

World Cultural Council Awards to take place at Graduation

The University of Dundee will play host to the prestigious World Cultural Council Annual Award Ceremony as part of its Winter Graduation celebrations this week. Graduands and their guests will see the Albert Einstein World Award of Science presented to Professor Ewine Fleur van Dishoeck of the Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands and the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts awarded to Professor Milton Masciadri of the University of Georgia, at the Graduation ceremonies in Caird Hall on Thursday, 19th November. Professor van Dishoeck, an expert in Molecular Astrophysics, was selected for the award for her...

World Cultural Council Awards to take place at Graduation