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Historical Campus Tour for Welcome Week

University College Dundee postcard

A big welcome to all our Freshers! Normally during Welcome Week, museum curator Matthew Jarron leads a historical walking tour of the city campus for students, introducing some of the older buildings and exploring some of the University’s history. Covid restrictions have prevented that this year, so instead Matthew has recorded a video version ot…

Eczema! Online theatre production from Maria Fusco.

Immerse yourself in this performance of the dark comedy by DJCAD Professor Maria Fusco which was commissioned by National Theatre Wales to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS and premiered in the BBC symphony hall in Cardiff in 2018. Written and directed by Fusco, the piece explores the skin disease eczema from which Fusco…

The UoD Book Club Episode 10 – Sharon Tonner-Saunders

This week we have a treat from the book club – Sharon Tonner-Saunders takes us on a magical conversation about identity and the power of writing your own story drawn from ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by J. K. Rowling. Find out more:  You can find out more about Sharon here Follow Sharon on Twitter…

Haig, Barrie, Kipling and the University

What connection do Field Marshall Haig and authors J M Barrie and Rudyard Kipling have to Dundee and the University? Find out from this video where Kenneth Baxter explores the University archives to discover what happened when the trio visited University College Dundee just over 100 years ago. For more videos about the history of…

Culture at 12 Music – Lead Kindly Light

Take 2 minutes out from your day to listen to this beautiful performance from Music at the University. If things are getting to you this is guaranteed to make things a little bit better. Fabulous singing and seamlessly put together by director Graeme, this is a recording of Howard Goodall’s setting of words by Cardinal…

RDMH – Ahab’s Frustration and The Big Thaw by Reinhard Behrens

A photograph of Inuit inspired Reinhard Behren’s beautiful pastel & pencil drawing – note the special addition. Behren’s toy submarine also features in his second work for the River Deep Mountain High exhibition which was inspired by John Huston’s Moby Dick.   Ahab’s Frustration and The Big Thaw  by Reinhard Behrens Pastel and pencil on board  “As a visual…

A Sketch of the Universe – new online exhibition

While our physical exhibition spaces have been closed, the University’s Museum Services have been curating online exhibitions using Art UK’s new Curations platform. The latest exhibition highlights the extraordinary artistic influence of Dundee’s first Professor of Biology, D’Arcy Thompson (1860-1948). Partly based on the exhibition A Sketch of the Universe curated by Matthew Jarron at…

The UoD Book Club Episode 9 – Derek Robertson

Listen to the latest book club podcast. This week it is ‘What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy’ by James Paul Gee. In the podcast you have the opportunity to learn out about the books and ideas that have inspired and influenced the many different and wonderful people that we have…

RDMH – Towards Tundra by Hannah Whaley

Hannah Whaley’s second contribution to the River Deep Mountain High exhibition was inspired by a photo of a captive polar bear. Hannah’s charcoal sketches & narrative tell of a bear untethered to roam free with his companion, a little boy. Towards Tundra by Hannah Whaley Charcoal drawings and typefaced words on A2 mesaboard   ”The black and white photographs of…

Uncleanliness and Vice in Early Modern Scotland

‘A Horror of Dirt’ is just one of a series of blogs posted by the Centre for Scottish Culture at the University. Historian Dr Allan Kennedy examines how the concept of uncleanliness was linked to issues of public order and criminal deviance in early modern Scotland. Other blog posts include the Dundas archives, marriage and…

Jute from the Air

See Dundee as you have never seen it before! Using aerial photographs from the early 1920s Kenneth Baxter from the University Archives takes us on a fascinating tour around Dundee focusing on its jute mills. Visit Belmont (now the University campus), Tay Works and the City Court House, Caldrum Works in the Hilltown, and (for…