16 Mar 2015

Judges for Dundee International Book Prize 2015 announced

A prestigious judging panel will bring expertise from all corners of the publishing industry to bear on this year’s Dundee International Book Prize. Writer and television/radio presenter Danny Wallace, award-winning author Denise Mina, broadcaster Fred MacAulay, literary agent Ed Wilson and Creative Scotland’s Jenny Niven will cast their eyes on the labours of aspiring novelists from across the globe. The entrants are competing for a publishing deal with Cargo Publishing and £10,000, the largest cash prize for unpublished work in the UK. Now in its 11th year, the Prize attracted almost 50...

Judges for Dundee International Book Prize 2015 announced

16 Mar 2015

‘Stop Brushing Your Teeth – Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas’ on 17th March

Received wisdom will be challenged and questioned next week at an event taking place as part of the 2015 Women In Science Festival. ‘Stop Brushing Your Teeth – Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas’ takes place at Braes, Perth Road, Dundee on Tuesday, 17th March and will be hosted by professional comedian Susan Morrison. She will be joined by the University of Dundee’s Professor Jan Clarkson, one of the world’s-leading experts on oral health, who will discuss what we actually know about looking after our teeth and how much of what we do think is nothing more than pseudoscience waffle. Ev...

‘Stop Brushing Your Teeth – Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas’ on 17th March

13 Mar 2015

Midwives4all builds on pioneering Dundee work

An international initiative to spread knowledge about the benefits of midwives and evidence-based midwifery will be launched next week, building on pioneering work from the University of Dundee. Midwives4all is an initiative of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. It follows on from a major Lancet series on midwifery which was co-authored by Professor Mary Renfrew from the University of Dundee last year. The Lancet series highlighted the crucial part midwives play in saving the lives of millions of women and children who die during and around the time of pregnancy. Professor Renfrew said, “Many ...

13 Mar 2015

Dundee to Host 2015 Qualitative Election Study of Britain

Researchers at the University of Dundee and GESIS-Liebniz Institute in Cologne, Germany are working intensively with voters to identify the issues, personalities and other factors that will decide this year’s General Election. The 2015 Qualitative Election Study of Britain (QESB 2015), a project led by Politics Lecturer Dr Edzia Carvalho at Dundee and GESIS researcher Dr Kristi Winters, will conduct 20 focus groups before and after the May 7th vote to identify how the various party campaigns are resonating with the public. QESB 2015 aims to provide an insight into the reasons, opinions, and motivatio...

Dundee to Host 2015 Qualitative Election Study of Britain

12 Mar 2015

‘Symbiosis’ – art exhibition explores experiences of Women in Science

An exhibition of artwork celebrating the scientific achievements of women opens in Dundee on Friday, 13th March. ‘Symbiosis’ is a unique exploration of the fusion of science and art, and is taking place at Tin Roof Collective, Bellfield Street. The exhibition is led by University of Dundee students Rhoda Ellis (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design) and Nancy Giang (College of Life Sciences) and takes place as part of the Women In Science Festival 2015. ‘Symbiosis’ includes works inspired by the lives of historical women in science, collaborations with current scientists a...

‘Symbiosis’ – art exhibition explores experiences of Women in Science