Recent Reviews

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Though not set out chronologically, some works hung on the wall and some lying in glass cabinets, this exhibition takes us on a gently meandering journey through Dundee University’s archives,… read more


Improptus: Selected Poems

I have often asked myself and never found an answer Whence kindness and gentleness come, I don’t know it to this day, and now must go myself. (“People Met”) Before… read more


John Duncan

The son of a butcher and a jute weaver, John Duncan is one of Dundee’s most internationally renowned artists. He was born in the Hilltown area of Dundee in 1866… read more


The Serengeti Rules: the quest to discover how life works and why it matters

The Serengeti Rules is a an excellent book on ecology written by a molecular biologist, S B Carroll, in which he links mechanisms of control found at the molecular level with… read more


Fools & Mad

A midnight court during which only men are invited to speak is where the reader of John O’Donoghue’s Fools & Mad finds herself at this epic poem’s finale. Yet these… read more