3 Jun 2015

Dundee experts recreate face of Saxon man at Lincoln Castle

Facial reconstruction experts at the University of Dundee have recreated the face of a Saxon man whose skeleton was discovered on the site of an old church at Lincoln Castle. On Monday 8th June, the new-look castle will be officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal. On that day, a new exhibition will be revealed in the Victorian Prison, sharing some of the archaeological finds unearthed during the Lincoln Castle Revealed project. As part of the exhibition, experts at the University of Dundee have recreated the face of an Anglo Scandinavian man whose skeleton was discovered on the site of an old church wit...

3 Jun 2015

Dundee shares in new arts research funding

Three University of Dundee projects, looking at whaling, rural planning  and 18th century reading habits, will share in a new £380,000 round of arts research funding. The funding comes from Applied Research Collaboration Studentships (ARCS), supported by the Scottish Funding Council and universities themselves. Seven projects across Scotland have been granted £54,000 each under the ARCS initiative. The funding covers two joint projects with the University of Stirling. The first will examine library records dating back to 1747 to gauge how reading habits and book borrowing could affect peop...

Dundee shares in new arts research funding

3 Jun 2015

Consultants critical of NHS managerialism and bureaucracy in new report

The commitment of senior doctors working in NHS Scotland enables a healthcare system under severe strain to fulfil its necessary obligations to patients, according to new research carried out by the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow. The BMA Scottish Consultants Committee commissioned this research to determine the extent to which consultants felt their traditional authority and leadership role in clinical matters had been eroded, otherwise known as de-professionalisation. They also wanted to understand the implications of this process for patient care. The research team found that many consultants experi...

Consultants critical of NHS managerialism and bureaucracy in new report

1 Jun 2015

Top RSA Design Awards for DJCAD Interior Environmental Design Students

For the third consecutive year Interior Environmental Design students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design have achieved success at the RSA Student Design Awards. Third-year students Helen Karwot and Magdalena Borzecka have won prestigious national awards for designing innovative responses to the RSA ‘Creative Conditions’ brief. The pair received the accolades after attending a commercial awareness workshop, submitting spatially related projects, liaising with mentors and attending interviews in London. The Creative Conditions brief was sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland an...

Top RSA Design Awards for DJCAD Interior Environmental Design Students

1 Jun 2015

Exhibition celebrating Minnie the Minx artist

An exhibition celebrating the work of the late Beano artist Jim Petrie opens at the University of Dundee’s Lamb Gallery this week. Jim, who died last year, was best known for being the man who drew the "world's wildest tomboy" Minnie the Minx in the famous comic for 40 years. The exhibition, which has been created with the support of Jim's family and DC Thomson & Co Ltd, who have lent material for display, opens to the public on Wednesday, 3rd June. Curator Matthew Jarron said, “We’ll be showing many of Jim’s classic Minnie the Minx artworks but also examples of his other comics...

Exhibition celebrating Minnie the Minx artist