Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The University at War

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :

The University at War

Tower Foyer Gallery - Tower Building, University of Dundee

The new exhibition in the Tower Foyer Gallery explores the effect of the First World War on the University and its affiliated institutions. It tells the stories of staff and students who fought on the front line, or undertook important wartime research. It also describes the effects of the war on those who stayed in Dundee to continue their studies.

As well as University College Dundee, the exhibition also looks at staff and students from the following institutions:

The Conjoint Medical School – affiliated to University College Dundee but jointly run with the University of St Andrews and Dundee Royal Infirmary
The Dundee Dental Hospital & School – founded during the war and affiliated to UCD and the University of St Andrews
Dundee School of Art – then part of Dundee Technical College but now Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
Dundee Training College – then a separate institution but sharing both staff and students with UCD. It is now the University’s School of Education, Social Work & Community Education

This exhibition has been created by the University’s Archive and Museum Services, and is part of the Great War Dundee centenary commemorations. 

It runs until 20th June and is open weekdays from 9.30am to 8.30pm and on Saturdays between 9.30am and 4.30pm.