16 Dec 2019

Comicsopolis – help unearth Dundee’s comics history

An academic at the University of Dundee is researching the rich history of comics in Dundee, and is appealing for the help of the public in unearthing memories and details of publications which have long since disappeared. Christopher Murray, the world’s first Professor of Comics Studies, is in the process of writing Comicsopolis – A History of Comics in Dundee, and is interested in hearing from anyone who reads, collects, or creates comics in Dundee, or has in the past. “I think of Dundee as not only the Juteopolis, but also the Comicsopolis – the city of comics,” said...

Comicsopolis – help unearth Dundee’s comics history

11 Dec 2019

Carol concert to aid local stillborn charity

“Nothing prepares you for going into hospital and not leaving with your baby,” says Paul Mills. Eight years ago he and his wife Jenny were preparing to welcome their daughter into the world. But as families across the globe prepare to come together for Christmas, this festive season will again be a period for the Errol couple to reflect and think about the little girl they never got to know. Sophie Catherine Mills was stillborn, an event that Paul and Jenny have used ever since as motivation to help families caught in equally tragic circumstances. Since their own heartbreak their charity, SCM...

Carol concert to aid local stillborn charity

10 Dec 2019

Comic helps young people cope with grief

Teenagers from across Scotland have shared their experiences of bereavement for a new comic aiming to help other young people deal with their grief. Produced in conjunction with academics from the Universities of Dundee and Strathclyde, When People Die: Stories from Young People is a 40-page publication filled with images, stories and insights that arose from a series of workshops held at HMYOI Polmont and the charities Richmond's Hope and Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS). The intention of the year-long project was to explore how comics can help generate reflective and confident life stories fo...

Comic helps young people cope with grief

6 Dec 2019

Students launch city-wide coat appeal for kids

Image credit: Craig Brown University of Dundee students have launched a collection for coats to make sure no child goes cold this winter. With temperatures dropping, Adult Nursing student Caroline Branchu decided it was time to clean out the cupboards and set up a drop-off point in Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) for cosy coats that tots have outgrown. “A lot of people don’t realise the hardship some people in Dundee face,” said Caroline, 36. “Children shouldn’t have to go cold in the winter, so we have to do what we can to help.” The Kid&r...

Students launch city-wide coat appeal for kids

5 Dec 2019

Evgen and University announce Memorandum of Understanding

Evgen Pharma, a clinical-stage drug development company focused on the treatment of cancer and neurological conditions, has announced it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Dundee to advance SFX-01 towards a clinical trial in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (“NASH”) and liver fibrosis. Evgen has agreed to supply SFX-01 to support a potential future clinical trial led by John Dillon, Professor of Hepatology and Gastrenterology in the University’s School of Medicine. With the assistance of Evgen, Professor Dillon will lead the process to secure appropriate g...

Evgen and University announce Memorandum of Understanding