As Dundee Rep Theatre’s new Fife-raised artistic director, Andrew Panton, officially takes up his post, he tells Michael Alexander of his ambition to further the work of the theatre’s award-winning Ensemble across the UK and worldwide.
The university’s first five decades are a story of remarkable achievement.
It was around 10 years ago that the early conversations about bringing the V&A to Dundee started to turn into something more substantial.
Studying for a degree may be the main reason to attend university but student life extends far beyond the lecture theatre.
From the mid-1990s onwards the university grew significantly and took shape as the institution we know today.
What links English comedian Stephen Fry and TV chat show host Lorraine Kelly with Perth funny man Fred MacAulay?
A sense of constantly simmering crisis continued throughout the 1980s but a corner was about to be turned - the ‘dark days’ were about to be over.
Dundee University has become an integral part of so many aspects of life in Courier Country over the past 50 years.
The university’s second decade saw it experience what might be termed growing pains, although even that term carries a strong degree of irony as a lack of growth was among the problems it faced.
From flatscreen TV and smartphone technology to keyhole surgery and forensic science, Dundee University is a powerhouse in research, attracting tens of millions of pounds of investment every year for work in healthcare, life sciences, engineering, design, social sciences and many other disciplines.