14 Jul 2017

Cooper Summer Residency goes digital

This year’s Cooper Summer Residency at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design will be unfolding online as writer and creator Seán Elder shares his work across the internet. Seán will be showcasing ‘Encountering’, an online art & critical writing project that will feature on the Cooper Gallery website and social media channels. The Birmingham-based writer and curator will reflect upon the key questions and debates raised by Cooper Gallery’s recent programme whilst intersecting them with his own research. Cooper Gallery curator Sophia Hao said, &ldquo...

Cooper Summer Residency goes digital

11 Jul 2017

Students head to the Edinburgh Fringe for 21st year

Students from the University of Dundee will be treading the boards once again at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Members of LIP Theatre Company will take on two plays this August, in what will be their 21st year at the popular event. Both plays have also been written by students themselves. ‘Open Heart Surgery’ opens on Friday, 4th August and is about a relationship counsellor who is attempting to help her first ever same-sex clients. Their second play, ‘Size Matters’, focuses on Jim Arrandale, a former household name. He is trying to make a comeback but no one wants to...

Students head to the Edinburgh Fringe for 21st year

11 Jul 2017

Aviva Scholarship to assist students from Asia

The University of Dundee is one of eleven leading universities in the UK to partner with Aviva in a new international scholarship programme which aims to promote British education in Asia, and assist outstanding students in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam to further their studies at leading UK universities. Applications open in September 2017 alongside the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) process, and the first group of scholars is expected to matriculate in autumn 2018. The programme is open for Aviva customers in Asia and their children for the duration of al...

Aviva Scholarship to assist students from Asia

10 Jul 2017

HM Princess Royal opens Island Invasives conference

HM The Princess Royal officially opened the `Island Invasives 2017’ conference at the University today (Monday July 10th), the first time the major gathering has taken place in the northern hemisphere. Invasive alien species (IAS) on islands can have a huge impact on habitats and ecosystems.  Island flora and fauna, which have often evolved in isolation for thousands of years, can be particularly vulnerable to extinction from these invaders. However, by their very nature, islands may also offer the possibility of long-term refuge and security if alien species can be eradicated or effectively con...

HM Princess Royal opens Island Invasives conference

10 Jul 2017

Work on display to celebrate artist’s 150th Birthday

The work of Stewart Carmichael, one of Dundee’s great champions of art, is to be featured in a new exhibition at the University of Dundee, the first major retrospective since his death in 1950. Carmichael, who was born 150 years ago, played a leading role in developing the `Celtic Revival’ art movement in Dundee. The `Stewart Carmichael: Celtic Visions’ exhibition displays his own work and also points to the great influence he had in Dundee’s cultural development. Curator Matthew Jarron said, “Carmichael was arguably the most important champion of art that Dundee had over half...

Work on display to celebrate artist’s 150th Birthday