9 Mar 2015

Perception of Biology – new exhibition at D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

A new exhibition of college students’ work inspired by the fascinating and unique 130 year-old collection at the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum will open tomorrow. The 12 students from the HND Contemporary Art course at Perth College (University of the Highlands and Islands) have worked intensively over a four-week period to present their response to the museum, taking influence from historical and visual aspects of the collection as well as responding instinctively to it. Museum curator Matthew Jarron said, “The students are still working on their artworks, w...

Perception of Biology – new exhibition at D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

6 Mar 2015

‘Good Vibrations?’ – Café Science Extra on 11th March

Ways of potentially overcoming the problems associated with high-speed rail travel will be explored at a Café Science Extra event in Dundee next week. Dr Xueyu Geng will deliver a talk, entitled ‘Good Vibrations? – Engineering Safer and Quicker Railways & Roads’ at Dundee Science Centre at 6pm on Wednesday, 11th March.  Dr Geng, a researcher in the University of Warwick’s School of Engineering, said, “High-speed rail networks have become one of the most advanced and fast developing branches of transportation and are the focus of recent investment from UK govern...

‘Good Vibrations?’ – Café Science Extra on 11th March

6 Mar 2015

Comics enthusiasts show ‘The Spirit of Scotland’

The most famous characters in Scottish comics are to appear together in the ‘Spirit of Scotland’ strip –assembled in only one day at the University of Dundee. Comic creators from across the industry will join with fans to create the special strip, which will be put together on Saturday, 7th March at ‘Comics, So What?’, a celebratory event aimed at engaging people with the medium. “Characters looking suspiciously like Oor Wullie, Dennis the Menace and, of course, Saltire – Scotland’s first superhero, who was created in Dundee – will appear in specially w...

Comics enthusiasts show ‘The Spirit of Scotland’

6 Mar 2015

Construction work starts on V&A Museum of Design Dundee

A “ground-breaking” ceremony on the V&A Museum of Design Dundee’s waterfront site marked the formal start of construction work today on Thursday March 5th. Renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma joined with Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, and representatives of V&A Dundee, Dundee City Council and BAM Construction for a short ceremony  The new £80.11 million project will create an international centre for design, the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London. Due to open to the public in June 2018, it will be ...

4 Mar 2015

‘Tapping all our talents: Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics’ – 7th March

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the first female President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, will examine the progress made by women in traditionally male-dominated areas at the next Saturday Evening Lecture in Dundee. Dame Jocelyn will talk about ‘Tapping all our talents: Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics’ at the University of Dundee’s Dalhousie Building on Saturday, 7th March. The lecture is part of International Women’s Day celebrations in the city and also marks the start of the 2015 Women in Science Festival which runs from 7th–28th March. In...

‘Tapping all our talents: Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics’ – 7th March