In D’Arcy Thompson’s Footsteps

D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson is best known for his ground-breaking book On Growth and Form, which laid the foundations for the science of mathematical biology. However that was just one of his many publications, and Museum Services recently staged a fascinating online event in collaboration with Tufts University in Massachusetts, USA, exploring D’Arcy’s 1895 book A Glossary of…Continue Reading In D’Arcy Thompson’s Footsteps

The UoD Book Club

Just a reminder that the University of Dundee Book Club’s podcast is available on podtail! There are currently 3 episodes available online. In this podcast series you will have the opportunity to learn about the books and ideas that have inspired many different people we have here on campus. In this first episode Paola Sangster,…Continue Reading The UoD Book Club

50 stories for 50 years

As the Dundee Botanic Gardens are turning 50 years old this year, over the course of the year they will be publishing 50 stories for 50 years. They have started posting these on their Facebook page for you to follow along and have already included stories about the journey of botany in Dundee and how…Continue Reading 50 stories for 50 years

What Am I Reading Now…

What am I Reading Now is an online reiteration of a printed column, of the same name in Cooper Gallery’s occasional periodicals & labels. These writings are published every month and are influenced by the global political movement Black Lives Matter, inviting Black practitioners to share a selection of five readings that have shaped their…Continue Reading What Am I Reading Now…

MLitt in writing practice and study showcase 2019-20

With the Dundee University’s Writing Practice and Study postgraduate students graduating, Dundee University Review of the Arts have published extracts from their dissertation project to celebrate. The showcase includes an extract called “Through the Looking Glass” by Victoria Lothian, “The Breeding Cages” from Wanda McGregor, “All Tied Up” and “Hooded” by Collette Cowie and “Under…Continue Reading MLitt in writing practice and study showcase 2019-20

The Calamity Form

Anahid Nersessian is an Associate Professor of English at the University of California and she will be hosting the next research seminar held by the Centre for Poetic Innovation on Monday the 23rd of November at 7pm. Anahid Nersessian’s research as well as teaching focuses upon Romanticism, poetry and poetics as well as the history…Continue Reading The Calamity Form

Tales from the Moon

The University Dundee kicks off their role in the Being Human festival with an online event hosted by the Dundee Central Library. The event takes place on the 13th of November from 4pm until 5:30pm, allowing children of all ages to join for some out-of-this-world stories about astronauts and aliens. The event will also show…Continue Reading Tales from the Moon

JOOT Theatre Company presents an evening of ghostly stories and poems

With Halloween right around the corner, JOOT Theatre Company have comprised an evening of ghostly stories and poems to be viewed and enjoyed remotely on the 29th of October from 8pm. A little backstory about the Company: The JOOT Theatre Company was established almost twenty years ago in 1992 under the name of the Medieval…Continue Reading JOOT Theatre Company presents an evening of ghostly stories and poems

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…Continue Reading Being Human 2020