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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…

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…

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 – Bathymetry by Andy Jackson

‘Bathymetry’ by Andy Jackson comprises a re-worked poem woven into a bathymetric chart of a fictitious Scottish loch. The verse draws the eye into the deepest part of the loch. Andy was inspired by a Tay Estuary Research Centre pamphlet, 1985, which includes bathymetric charts. Bathymetry by Andy Jackson Microsoft Publisher laser printed on A1…

A space inbetween #4: ‘What I am Reading Now…’

The Cooper Gallery, within Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, has launched its latest project as part of the ‘A space inbetween’ online exhibition: ‘What I am Reading Now…’. What I am Reading Now… July 2020 – ongoing What I am Reading Now… is the online iteration of a printed column, of the same…

RDMH – In the Belly of a Whale by Alice Millar-Thompson

Archives relating to the whaling industry inspired Alice Millar-Thompson’s illustrated essay, ‘In the Belly of a Whale’, for the River Deep Mountain High exhibition. The photograph is part of the David Henderson collection. In the Belly of a Whale by Alice Millar-Thompson Creative essay “The legacy of Dundee’s involvement in the retrospectively barbaric, yet highly…

Patrick Geddes’s Intellectual Origins

In this post originally written for The Centre for Scottish Culture, Murdo Macdonald, Professor Emeritus of the History of Scottish Art at the University of Dundee, tells us about his new book, Patrick Geddes’s Intellectual Origins (Edinburgh University Press, 2020). Professor Macdonald used items from the collections in the University Archives for this book, including…