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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…

Flashback Friday Film Festival: Stephen Fry

It’s the Flashback Friday Film Festival again and we have a Fry feast! This offering from the University Archives is bound to cheer you up. It’s an extract from Stephen Fry’s memorable Rectorial Address at the beginning of his first term as Rector in 1992. Titled ‘Think of a Lobster’ his speech was an entertaining,…

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…

Flashback Friday Film Festival: Schools Visit

This week’s Flashback Friday Film Festival offering from the University Archives takes us back to 1976. The occasion is a visit by schoolchildren to the campus and Ninewells and as the camera follows them around we see some familiar and not so familiar sites. First is a trip to the Medical School in the newly…

Flashback Friday Film Festival: NUS March

This Flashback Friday film from the University Archives takes us back to 1971 and a student demonstration in the City centre. The march was in response to proposals by Margaret Thatcher, the then Education Minister, to restrict the financing and autonomy of student unions. We see the students leaving Ellenbank, which was then the student…

Flashback Friday Film Festival: Queens College

For the second of our Flashback Friday films from the University Archives we are heading to Queens College Dundee. The original University College Dundee became Queens College in 1954 and to mark this the Queen and Prince Philip visited the campus in 1955. The Royal couple were welcomed by the Master of Queens College, Professor…

Flashback Friday Film Festival: Rona and Raasay

For the first of our Flashback Friday Film Festival from the University Archives we’re going back nearly 90 years. The film has been set to music by Steven Gellatly, with many thanks to him, https://www.stevengellatly.com/. In the early 1930s Professor Alexander David Peacock, University College Dundee’s Professor of Natural History from 1926-1956, led a number of…