A local historian is to delve into the history of DC Thomson as part of a series of lectures at Dundee University.
Dr Norman Watson, who works as an archivist with The Courier and is the author of several Scottish history books, will share his knowledge with visitors at an event held at the university’s Dalhousie Building on Friday, at 7.30pm.
The lecture will be the first of six lectures named after iconic Dundonian and ex MP George Armitstead.
Mr Armitstead was educated in Germany before moving to Dundee and undertaking a successful career in politics which saw him twice elected as a Liberal MP.
In later life he set up the annual Armitstead Lectures, which have now been running for 128 years.
Armitstead Trust secretary George Hay said: “Over the years most people in Dundee and Tayside will have fond memories of DC Thomson’s publications, be it The Courier, comics, Scots Magazine or People’s Friend.
“Norman Watson will provide an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at this illustrious company’s history from the outset to the present day which should have huge appeal to all generations.”
Tickets for all six lectures can be bought for £5 and tickets for individual lectures cost £1.50.
More information about the Armitstead Lectures can be found at www.armitstead.org.uk.