Litter pick today – University of Dundee and the West End #dundeewestend

Join students and staff later today to help tackle litter on campus and the surrounding area.
 
Free soup and a roll for participants. 
 
Meet outside the Student Union.
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2019 news from the University of Dundee Museum Services

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :
 
We kick off 2019 with a new exhibition in the Tower Foyer Gallery highlighting some of the most exciting recent additions to our collections. Since our last Recent Acquisitions exhibition in 2017, over 1 400 items have been catalogued into the Museum Collections, a small selection of which are shown here.   Among the highlights are:
 
•      artworks acquired by Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design from the annual Degree Shows
•      fascinating natural history specimens from Life Sciences and Anatomy
•     drawings from the Moira Macgregor Bequest, a major donation of over 500 artworks by the Dundee-born designer
•    original comics art acquired by the School of Humanities to support their innovative Comics Studies courses
•     an Apple II computer from 1978 used in the Psychology department
 
The exhibition is on show until 23rd March and is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 7pm;  Saturday 1pm to 5pm.
We are also pleased to announce an exciting development for the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, which will now be open to the public one Saturday a month throughout the year.    The museum will now be open 2pm to 4.30pm on the second Saturday of every month.   Admission is free – please enter by the main front door of the Carnelley Building.   More details here
 

From Cox to Coccyx – 130 Years of Anatomy in Dundee

Tower Foyer Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee
Now on until 14th December 
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 7pm and Saturday 1pm to 5pm
 
 
This fascinating new exhibition explores the history of Anatomy in the city. The Chair of Anatomy in Dundee was endowed by Thomas Hunter Cox of the jute family who owned Camperdown Works, and the first Anatomy teaching began here in 1888. This was a key milestone for the new University as it marked the first official step towards the creation of a Medical School in the city, which would eventually be realised in 1897.
 
The fortunes of the Anatomy department have fluctuated since then, and on at least two occasions it was threatened with closure, but today the Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification (CAHID) is internationally recognised for its work in anatomical and forensic science.
 
This exhibition looks at the history of Anatomy at the University, with a particular focus on the eight men and women who have held the Cox Chair over the past 130 years. Included in the exhibition are models, charts and other materials used in teaching students about the human body. It also explores the long connections between anatomy and art – from the Artistic Anatomy classes taught by the first Professor of Anatomy, Andrew Melville Paterson, up to the unique Medical and Forensic Art masters courses that the University offers today.