13 Nov 2017

Dame Katherine Grainger returns to Dundee to give Christmas Lecture

Five-time Olympic medallist Dame Katherine Grainger will share some of the highs and lows of her extraordinary sporting career at this year’s University of Dundee Christmas Lecture. As a professional rower, Dame Katherine has enjoyed phenomenal success, which she credits in no small part to the team mates she has rowed with during her career and those who worked behind the scenes at each Olympic Games and World Championships. During the lecture, which takes place in the University’s Dalhousie Building on Saturday 18 November, Dame Katherine will give an insight in to what she believes are the e...

Dame Katherine Grainger returns to Dundee to give Christmas Lecture

10 Nov 2017

Meet the graduate on a constant gap year

University of Dundee graduate Laura Geyer has ditched the usual 9-5 life for one on the road, and shows no signs of stopping since graduating last year. Laura, who graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in May 2017, has almost travelled the same distance as the University Rector Mark Beaumont in his recent world-breaking cycle around the world. With her partner Adam Browne and their dog Angus, the intrepid trio have almost 16,000 miles under their seatbelts as they ditched the idea of a gap year after University for a gap life in their fully kitted out VW Camper ‘Yellow Mati...

Meet the graduate on a constant gap year

9 Nov 2017

Being Human to lift the lid on the real Gulliver’s Travels

What is the Google brain doing to our imagination? Are lie detectors always honest? What is bullet time? These are just three of the questions that experts from the arts and sciences from the University of Dundee will tackle at an event marking the 350th anniversary of the birth of Gulliver’s Travels author Jonathan Swift later this month. The Imaginarium, an expo of outrageous thought experiments inspired by Swift’s most famous book, takes place at the University’s Dalhousie Building on Wednesday 22 November. Visitors will also be able to enjoy talks, performances and family activities, ...

Being Human to lift the lid on the real Gulliver’s Travels

9 Nov 2017

Géotechnique Lecture honour for Dundee academic

A University of Dundee researcher has been chosen to deliver one of the most prestigious lectures in the field of Civil Engineering in recognition of his work exploring how vegetation can protect transport infrastructure against the damaging effects of natural hazards. Dr Jonathan Knappett, Discipline Lead for Civil Engineering at the University, has been chosen to deliver the 13th Biennial Géotechnique Lecture at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London on Tuesday 14 November. The talk, entitled ‘Use of vegetation in low-carbon Geotechnical Engineering’, will highlight novel cross-d...

Géotechnique Lecture honour for Dundee academic

8 Nov 2017

`Wishing tree’ returns to Dundee this Christmas

Christmas shoppers in Dundee will be able to help provide the gift of reading to young carers in the city with the return of the `Waterstone’s Wishing Tree’. This is a collaboration between the retailer, Literary Dundee, Leisure and Culture Dundee and Dundee City Council. It has been running since 2014 and is a special way for shoppers to gift a book to a young person in the city who has a caring role or who is affected emotionally by a family member’s long-term illness, disability, mental health or addiction problems. Peggy Hughes, Director of Literary Dundee said, “A book is a gif...

`Wishing tree’ returns to Dundee this Christmas