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...
Students launch Laydeez Do Comics Dundee

Students launch Laydeez Do Comics Dundee

Rachel Davis, a student on the Masters in Comics and Graphic Novels at the University, is co-founder and organiser of Laydeez Do Comics Dundee, which launches this week on Friday 31 May. Here Rachel, describes how the latest chapter in the Laydeez Do Comics story came...
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...