11 Nov 2015

‘Jacobites by Name’ – new Calum Colvin exhibition to open at Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The University of Dundee’s Calum Colvin, one of Scotland’s leading contemporary artists, explores the visual imagery and legacy of the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 in a new exhibition opening at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this week. ‘Jacobites by Name’ is one of two new exhibitions marking the 300th anniversary of the 1715 Jacobite Rising. It and ‘Rise and Fall: The Earl of Mar and the 1715 Jacobite Rising’ will be on display at the Gallery from Saturday, 14th November. A key player in the rising, John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar, is the focus of ‘Ris...

‘Jacobites by Name’ – new Calum Colvin exhibition to open at Scottish National Portrait Gallery

10 Nov 2015

Exceptional students recognised for achievements

The annual Life & Biomedical Sciences Education Student Awards at the University of Dundee will this week recognise the accomplishments of dozens of high-achieving undergraduates. Thirty-six students will be congratulated for their hard work over the last academic year in ‘The Street’ at the Discovery Centre, School of Life Sciences, on Thursday, 12th November. The top prize winners this year are Jennifer Wood (23) from Perth, and Fiona Plain (22) from Trenant.  Jennifer is to receive four prizes in total, the Biological Sciences Stream Prize, the D'Arcy Thompson Commemorative Medal, t...

Exceptional students recognised for achievements

10 Nov 2015

#LoveDesignDundee launched by UNESCO City of Design Dundee

What design do you love in Dundee? UNESCO City of Design Dundee is calling for everyone in the city to share photos on social media with the #LoveDesignDundee hashtag. Each month the team will share a new theme – for the first month they’re looking for photos of ‘Beautiful buildings’. This could be where you live, where you work, the local school or community centre, an old building full of character, or a new modern structure. The photo could be of the whole building, or a tiny design detail – inside or outside – which you find beautiful. Anna Day, Project Manager of UN...

9 Nov 2015

Mary Shelley's Dundee: Re-animating a City

Frankenstein author Mary Shelley’s formative experiences in Dundee will be revisited in a series of events starting from tomorrow, The University of Dundee will host ‘Mary Shelley’s Dundee: Re-animating a City’ as part of the Being Human 2015, the UK’s national festival of the humanities. The festival will see events take place at 41 universities and other organisations across the UK throughout November. The Dundee programme includes the production and exhibition of an original comic, theatrical adaptations and immersive film screenings that will explore Shelley’s teenag...

Mary Shelley's Dundee: Re-animating a City

9 Nov 2015

‘Flourishing Communities and Productive Seas’ – Tuesday, 10th November

The first of three workshops to discuss how to involve communities in decisions about marine and coastal planning is being held in Dundee tomorrow. The ‘Flourishing Communities and Productive Seas’ event, organised by the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, brings together a range of different disciplines, policy-makers and stakeholders to discuss what has been called ‘blue growth’. It takes place at Discovery Point from 9.30am-4.30pm. International experts will discuss how to navigate the complex legal and regulatory systems governing the marine environment and which has been de...

‘Flourishing Communities and Productive Seas’ – Tuesday, 10th November