THIS Fest
Sep13

THIS Fest

On Saturday 9th September, West Ward Works opened its doors to nerds for THIS Fest: A celebration of games. With everything from a free to play arcade and anime screenings, to talks from industry professionals and comic workshops, there was something for everyone. On Saturday, the second floor of the building was occupied by a range of vendors and cosplayers attending the second installment of Dundee’s infamous DeeCon, the...

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Preparing to Prepare
Apr16

Preparing to Prepare

Despite the fact that for many, classes have now come to an end, exams still loom around the corner; the easter holidays are a brief glimpse of freedom that will probably be snatched away by endless nights spent in the library. If you’re anything like me, studying will be the last thing you want to do after gorging on chocolate in the spring sunshine, so here are some tips on getting ready to study, even if you don’t get...

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Pictish Stones
Mar24

Pictish Stones

If like me, you’re an ancient history nerd, it’ll come as good news that Dundee and its surrounding area is home to many ancient sites, and here are just a few of them! Martin’s Stone Martin’s Stone is a 6th Century Pictish stone that can be found in a field near Bridgefoot in Angus. I wrote another blog post about the legend of the dragon behind it, which can be found here. Balgarthno Stone Circle The remnants...

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The Dundee Dragon
Mar18

The Dundee Dragon

“Tempted at Pitempton, Draigled at Baldragon, Stricken at Strathmartin, And kill’d at Martin’s Stane.” Dundee is a city of dragons. It may not seem so, after all we are not known as “Dundee – The Misty Mountain” but rather “One City, Many Discoveries” – a tagline adopted from the historic ship in our silvery waters. Indeed, many discoveries have been made within our ghostly city walls, but none so great as the...

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Dundonian Small Talk
Mar11

Dundonian Small Talk

We’ve all experienced the eventual bane of any fresher, which is the seemingly endless strain of introductions made during fresher’s week. By the first class of the semester, you will have your entire life’s history and degree details poised on the tip of your tongue, so why not spice up this period somewhat and apply some Dundee flair to your fresher’s week introductions? A standard greeting in Dundee is the...

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