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Mackerel, Magpie and Klingons: fundraising for the Brittle Bone Society

Alasdair Bachell, Project Archivist for the Brittle Bone Society collection, uses the records to explore how the charity has raised funds – As with any charity, fundraising is a core activity of the Brittle Bone Society. In this blog I want to showcase just a few of the ways the BBS has raised money since…Continue Reading Mackerel, Magpie and Klingons: fundraising for the Brittle Bone Society

Journey of the Brain

Journey of the Brain: Dundee’s Neurosurgery Heroes explores the development of the human brain from before birth to death and delves into the history of Dundee’s Neurosurgery Department. This small and insightful display can be enjoyed outside the library on level 7 at the School of Medicine, based in Ninewells Hospital. Even more exciting for…Continue Reading Journey of the Brain

The Lost Father of Transatlantic Science Fiction

Join Keith Williams from the School of Humanities for a talk which introduces the life and work of Cupar-born Robert Duncan Milne (1844-99). Milne published over fifty Science Fiction stories (some multi-part or novella length), mostly in the Argonaut and the San Francisco Examiner between 1879 and 1899. He pioneered SF themes such as climate…Continue Reading The Lost Father of Transatlantic Science Fiction

Margaret Grant MBE – founder of the Brittle Bone Society

The Society’s project archivist, Alasdair Bachell, tells us more about this pioneering campaigner. It is only right that my second blog for the Brittle Bone Society project I talk about the founder of the Brittle Bone Society: Dr Margaret Grant MBE. Margaret passed away in December 2020, after a life dedicated to advocating for people…Continue Reading Margaret Grant MBE – founder of the Brittle Bone Society