24 Mar 2015

‘The risks to society of unrestricted antibiotic use’ – Saturday Evening Lecture on 28th March

The resurgence of tuberculosis is a very real possibility and Professor Dame Sally Davies will explain how this is just one of the many serious implications of unrestricted antibiotic use for society at the University of Dundee this weekend. Dame Sally, Chief Medical Officer for England, will deliver the next instalment of the University’s Saturday Evening Lecture Series (SELS) at the Dalhousie Building on 28th March. The lecture is also the inaugural Margaret Fairlie Lecture, named after the first female Professor in Scotland, and takes place in conjunction with Dundee’s Women in Science 2015 ...

‘The risks to society of unrestricted antibiotic use’ – Saturday Evening Lecture on 28th March

24 Mar 2015

Championships set for Dundee

The University of Dundee will tomorrow host the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Conference Cup Finals, Scotland’s biggest student sports competition. It will be the fourth time in five years that the prestigious event has been held in Dundee. More than 300 student competitors from 12 institutions will descend upon the campus to contest 16 finals in badminton, basketball, football, hockey, rugby, netball, tennis and volleyball. Dundee will be represented by its four teams who have qualified for the finals – Ladies Hockey 1st; Men's Football 1st & 2nd, and Women's Football.  Pau...

Championships set for Dundee

23 Mar 2015

‘Computers are only for Geeks’ – Tuesday, 24th March

The idea that computers are only for geeks will be challenged by Dr Karen Petrie, from the University of Dundee, and professional comedian Susan Morrison tomorrow evening. The latest instalment of the ‘Cabaret of Dangerous ideas’ series takes place at Braes Bar in Perth Road from 7-8.30pm on Tuesday, 24th March. Dr Petrie is a senior lecturer in the University’s School of Computing. She will be engaging with the audience in an attempt to find out what turned them on or off computers as well as revealing how an outdated view of computer science causes major consequences. “Many people...

‘Computers are only for Geeks’ – Tuesday, 24th March

23 Mar 2015

‘On the Edge’ – coastal railways at risk from climate change

Footage of a railway line suspended in mid-air and buffeted remorselessly by the storm that had caused the sea wall to collapse beneath it made for one of the defining images of 2014. Scenes such as those witnessed at Dawlish in Devon are set to become more frequent as a result of climate change and the Government and rail companies must face up to difficult funding decisions if rural areas currently served by coastal lines are to continue to be connected to the rail network. Those are the conclusions of a new book written by an expert in coastal processes from the University of Dundee. Professor Robert Du...

‘On the Edge’ – coastal railways at risk from climate change

23 Mar 2015

Experts and patients meet to tackle Scotland’s chronic pain

The latest developments in tackling chronic pain suffered by people across Scotland will be discussed at a meeting of experts and patients this week at the University of Dundee. The Scottish Pain Research Community (SPaRC) annual scientific meeting, taking place on Friday March 27th, is the country’s major gathering of experts in pain management and relief, with patients also playing a key part. “Chronic pain is common to many major diseases and conditions and affects hundreds of thousands of people across Scotland,” said Dr Lesley Colvin, Consultant/Reader in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicin...