From the jute mill to the catwalk

From the jute mill to the catwalk

“Oh dear me, the world is ill-divided, Them that works the hardest are the least provided.” So wrote Dundee poet, songwriter and activist Mary Brooksbank in The Jute Mill Song, her most celebrated work. The words are a fitting epitaph to this fearless champion of the...
The data science done good

The data science done good

For Amanda Styles, data science is not just an occupation but a vocation. She passionately believes that it can be used to make the world a better place and matriculating at the University of Dundee gave her the opportunity to prove just that. Amanda graduated in MSc...
The fight for lower blood pressure

The fight for lower blood pressure

It has been dubbed ‘Scotland’s silent killer’ and urgent action needs to be taken to help the 1.3 million adults in the country estimated to be living with the condition, according to a major new report.High blood pressure is a major cause of heart attack and stroke,...
Digging for history

Digging for history

Like all archaeologists, Dr Alice Watterson spends her days with one foot in the past but when she was asked to join an excavation in the Alaskan tundra it was the start of a journey into a lost world of war, peace and dance. As well as being an archaeologist, Alice...