On Wednesday 3rd October the University of Dundee will hold its Annual Culture Day, an afternoon of short talks by University staff from a diverse range of disciplines. This will be the 8th year of an event which has proved to be highly popular both within the University and with the wider public. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Feeling Good? - Health, Well-Being and the Arts’ and it will feature ten presentations which examine the connections between culture & the arts and health & well-being.
As in previous years staff from Archive Services and Museum Services will be among the speakers. Museum Curator Matthew Jarron will open proceedings with a talk on the remarkable story of art collecting by Dundee dentists in the 19th and 20th centuries. Later Archive Service’s Kenneth Baxter will use materials held in the archives to examine the stories of some of Dundee’s early female doctors and medical graduates and the impact they made upon the city and the wider world. Other speakers include Beth Lord, Brian Hoyle, Billy Kenfeick, Derek Partick and Sandra Wilson.
Culture day is organised by the University’s Culture and Arts Forum (CAF), an informal network developed to support and promote the various departments within the University that are involved in cultural activity. Matthew is Convener of CAF, and Deputy Archivist Caroline Brown is its Secretary.The event is free and is open to anyone. As in previous years, the talks will be held in Baxter Conference Room 1.36. The event will commence at 1.45pm and is scheduled to finish at about 5pm. More details including the full programme for Culture Day can be found here: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/museum/exhibitions/caf/.