15 Apr 2015

‘Mary Slessor and the Scottish Mission’ – Saturday, 18th April

As part of the Mary Slessor Centenary events, writer and broadcaster Billy Kay will give an illustrated lecture on ‘Mary Slessor and the Scottish Mission’ at the University of Dundee this Saturday. Billy will place Mary in the context of the Scottish Diaspora and of the Scottish missionary effort which attempted to plant Presbyterianism in places as far afield as Russia, China, Africa and Brazil. His talk will be illustrated with audio from his radio programmes and will include music from Mary's Duketown Parish Church in Calabar as well as the voices of the daughters of Daniel Slessor, one of t...

‘Mary Slessor and the Scottish Mission’ – Saturday, 18th April

15 Apr 2015

Candidates to be grilled during University debate

Students from the University of Dundee will next week welcome some of the city’s Westminster candidates for a debate on the biggest election issues. The event, co-hosted by the University’s student political societies and open to all, takes place at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill at 6pm on Thursday, 23rd April. Trevor Harley, Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University, will chair the debate, which features: Bill Bowman (Conservative) Craig Duncan (Liberal Democrats) Pauline Hinchion (Scottish Green Party) Chris Law (Scottish National Party) Michael Marra (Labour) Jim McFarlane (...

Candidates to be grilled during University debate

14 Apr 2015

Bacterial raincoat discovery paves way to better crop protection

Fresh insights into how bacteria protect themselves – by forming a waterproof raincoat – could help develop improved products to protect plants from disease. Researchers from the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh believe Their insights could lead to ways to control this shield and improve its efficiency, which could help curb the risk of unwanted infections in agricultural or garden plants. The team studied the protective film formed by the common soil bacterium Bacillus subtilis, that is used as an ecologically friendly fertiliser. They found the riancoat incorporates proteins that change s...

Bacterial raincoat discovery paves way to better crop protection

13 Apr 2015

Dundee academic at Human Rights in Childbirth Conference

Dr Alison McFadden, of the University of Dundee, will join more than 100 attorneys, human rights advocates, researchers, midwives, doctors, students and parents in Zagreb this week for the first regional conference on Human Rights in Childbirth in Central and Eastern Europe. The conference will be held at Hotel Dubrovnik and is organized by RODA – Parents in Action, a Croatian consumer organisation, and Human Rights in Childbirth, an international NGO based in The Hague. It will explore problems in maternity care in Central and Eastern Europe. Dr McFadden is co-author of the Lancet Series on Midwifer...

13 Apr 2015

‘Making Jewellery Work’ – Dundee Arts Café on Tuesday, 21st April

Vanilla Ink founder Kate Pickering will talk about ‘Making Jewellery Work’ at the next Dundee Arts Café event on Tuesday, 21st April. University of Dundee graduate Kate founded Vanilla Ink in Dundee in 2009 to celebrate and support emerging jewellers. Despite now living in Glasgow, Kate continues to support the creative industries in Dundee and she will be joined by some of her Vanilla Ink alumni to discuss their experiences and the importance of networks, creative communities and facilitation at the Arts Café event at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum. “T...

‘Making Jewellery Work’ – Dundee Arts Café on Tuesday, 21st April