Being Human 2020

Dundee University is once again a key part of Being Human, the UK’s national celebration of the humanities. The festival takes place between the 12th and 22nd of November, with the theme built around “The Lunar City”. Despite the ongoing need for social distancing and Covid-19 restrictions, over 200 workshops, screenings, talks as well as…

Public Art Tour of Dundee Waterfront by Matthew Jarron

The latest virtual walking tour by University museum curator Matthew Jarron focuses on Dundee’s waterfront. While the previous videos were made using Google Streetview, this one mostly takes place off-road and so was filmed in person on a glorious sunny day in September. The tour covers both familiar landmarks and overlooked artworks, starting at Doug…

Celebrating Black History Month – Walter and Angeline Kamaba

To celebrate Black History Month, Dr Kenneth Baxter from the University’s Archives Services takes a closer look at the work and lives of Walter and Angeline Kamba, two of the University’s most notable figures to work at the University with a BAME background. The Kambas came to Dundee in 1969 after they were exiled from…

Flashback Friday Film Festival: An Introduction to the University from 1999

What says Dundee better than panpipes? Watch this rather bizarre but undeniably unique introduction to Dundee and its University produced to a soundtrack that can at best be described as soothing. It is interesting to see what has changed and what hasn’t; there are slightly different residencies, libraries and DUSA / ISE buildings but much…

Flashback Friday Film Festival: Annual Report 1991

This week’s Flashback Friday Film Festival from the University Archives is all about ‘Discovering the Future’ in 1991. Introduced by Professor Michael Hamlin, Principal of Dundee from 1987-1994, the film focuses on the research strengths of the University in the early 1990s. We hear from Professor Philip Cohen about the world-leading biochemistry work which continues…