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Phelim wins Wimberley Award 2015

Nursing graduate Phelim Garrett-Hanna has been named this year’s winner of the University of Dundee’s Wimberley Award, given to the student who has made the most distinguished contribution to University life. Phelim (21), who will graduate on Friday, has combined his academic endeavours with participation in all aspects of student life during his time at Dundee. During the first and second years of his degree course, Phelim was class representative, moving on to become class president in third year. He also volunteered for the University’s Nightline service throughout his time at Dundee, ...

Dundee helps France’s `red red rose’ exhibition to flower

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The University of Dundee is the principal lender to a major exhibition of Scottish art being staged in Montbéliard in the east of France. “My Love is like a red red rose”explores three centuries of Art in Scotland and opens tomorrow, Saturday November 21st, at the Musée du château des ducs de Wurtemberg. The exhibition coincides with Scotland being the guest nation at the Montbéliard Christmas Market this winter. Approximately 100 loans have been brought together from public and private collections across Scotland, England and France. Eleven of these are from the Univ...

Ian Rankin and Sue Black at Dundee Christmas Lecture 2015

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Best-selling author Ian Rankin will discuss his life and work with the University of Dundee’s Professor Sue Black at this year’s Dundee Christmas Lecture. The Rebus creator will be in conversation with Professor Black at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Saturday, 28th November. He will also read from and discuss his latest book, ‘Even Dogs in the Wild’. Professor Black said, “I have had the privilege to talk with Ian before and he is such an engaging speaker. His tales range from the sublime to the ridiculous and they are relayed with the skill of storytelling that you...

The weapon that defeated Hitler’s supergun

Iain Murray Barnes Wallis

A University of Dundee lecturer will give an insight into the British secret weapon that spiked a Nazi `supergun’ on a Channel 4 documentary this weekend. `Building Hitler’s Supergun’ is broadcast at 8pm this Sunday and features a contribution from Dr Iain Murray, computing lecturer in the University’s School of Science and Engineering and an authority on the life and work of Sir Barnes Wallis. The documentary concerns the V-3 `supergun’, a Nazi secret weapon which would have rained tons of shells onto London every day had not the British developed their own weapon to counter ...

‘Tomorrow Was A Montage’ screening and talk


Astonishing animations and an in-depth analysis of stunning East European poster art will feature in public events taking place around the ‘Tomorrow Was a Montage’ exhibition programme at the Cooper Gallery at the University of Dundee over the next week. The exhibition brings together work by three generations of East European artists around the practice of montage and features graphic design, animation, films and performance. Montage was particularly common in Poland, where poster art was elevated to a new level and would go on to significantly influence the international development of graphi...

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