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SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
MONDAY, AUGUST 19
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20
10:00am
IoT for Smart Towns and Cities (Tayside)
Digital Office for Scottish Local Government
V&A Dundee, Dundee
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20
6:00pm
Youth Club (Dundee)
The Speech Language Communication Company
Dundee, Dundee
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

Latest posts

Subjective Wellbeing of Bilingual Children

Posted on behalf of Institute for Social Sciences Research

Welcome to the first seminar in the ISSR Seminar Series 2019/2020.  The Institute for Social Sciences Research is an interdisciplinary research centre spanning across four schools at the University of Dundee (Social Sciences; Business; Education and Social Work and Nursing and Health Sciences). 


Our first speaker is Annick De Houwer, Ph.D., is Professor of Language Acquisition and Multilingualism at the University of Erfurt, Germany.


'Subjective wellbeing is closely linked to language: the case of young bilingual children and their families'


This talk discusses the subjective well-being of bilingual children and their families as it relates to settings where family members need to (learn to) use two languages in daily life.  This type of well-being is subsumed under the term Harmonious Bilingualism (HB). Children's well-developed dual language proficiency is central to families' HB. HB is often threatened when children do not speak two languages or do not speak them well. Language choice patterns in parent-child conversations are crucial in order to socialize children into speaking the home language and thus aid families in developing HB. Educational institutions have an important impact on families’ interaction patterns and HB, and confirm that families form dynamic systems that are firmly embedded within and influenced by wider society.    


Theme: Health and Wellbeing


Keywords: early child bilingualism, subjective well-being, bilingual family communication, language choice, language attitudes, language learning, language socialization, preschool


Date and Time: Monday 14 October 4-6pm 


The talk will be followed by Q & A, ending with a drinks reception at 5pm.


This is a free seminar and open to staff/PhD students and wider research community.

When
14 Oct 2019 at 4:00pm
until 14 Oct 2019 at 6:00pm
Where
University of Dundee
TBC
Dundee

DC Honeyman: Portrait of an "Oracle"

Posted on behalf of Dundee Libraries

First gracing the newsagents’ shelves on January 13 1869, The People’s Friend is the world’s longest-running women’s weekly magazine.

To commemorate the anniversary of the first edition, 
David Powell and Barry Sullivan will give an overview of the Friend's Archive and a humorous talk entitled DC Honeyman: Portrait of an "Oracle".


DC Honeyman was a sub-editor on the people's friend who wrote detective fiction which influenced Arthur Conan Doyle, a violin review column and agony uncle elements - a man of various talents! The talk starts at 6.30pm

When
09 Sep 2019 at 6:30pm
until 09 Sep 2019 at 7:30pm
Where
Douglas Library
Balmoral Place
Dundee
DD4 8SD

BIFFY CLYRO

BIFFY CLYRO
When
14 Oct 2019 at 7:00pm
until 14 Oct 2019 at 11:00pm
Where
CAIRD HALL DUNDEE
City Square
Dundee
DD1 3BB

A History of the People’s Friend

Posted on behalf of Dundee Libraries

First gracing the newsagents’ shelves on January 13 1869, The People’s Friend is the world’s longest-running women’s weekly magazine.

To commemorate the anniversary of the first edition, 
David Powell and Margaret Scott will give an overview of the People's Friend's history through the years and talk about the Friends Archive.

When
06 Sep 2019 at 11:00am
until 06 Sep 2019 at 12:00pm
Where
Ardler Community Library
58 Turnberry Avenue
Dundee
DD2 3TP

Presence Into Movement

Posted on behalf of Gavin Gowans
I'd like to invite you to a retreat I am running a week next Saturday 24th August called Presence Into Movement.  The focus will be the alignment of body, mind, and spirit with Source. You will learn how to become more open, spacious, and accepting of lifes challenges. You will learn various simple practices for bringing you back into the present moment, the place where all healing occurs and problems are released.



No previous experience of qigong, tai chi, and yoga is required. It will be a very relaxed day and time to socialise and meet new people if you like to.



There is an area indoors to make tea and coffee, and a seating area. Also a shop nearby and a nice grassy area just outside if the weather is nice.



University Map https://www.dundee.ac.uk/campusmap/   There is a car park quite close to the Chaplaincy Centre, which is next door to the Students Union, but give yourself a little extra time to find it!  Registration opens at 9.30am.



Bring your own light lunch, blanket and a mat if you have one. And bring a friend!




Warm Regards,

Namste

Gavin

PS. As it is only 8 days away please book now!


Tel: 01575 598297

Mob: 07846 863580



When
24 Aug 2019 at 10:00am
until 24 Aug 2019 at 3:00pm
Where
The Chaplaincy Centre
University Of Dundee
Dundee
DD1 4HN

Meet the Shedders and SMSA Annual General Meeting 2019

Posted on behalf of Scottish Men's Sheds Association

If you are a SMSA Member and/or a Shedder you are invited to an event we are holding at the wonderful and inspiring Carse of Gowrie Men's Shed in Dundee.


The morning session will be an opportunity to hear from our partners and guest speakers about the benefits of the SMSA and Men's Sheds. 
The afternoon session we will be awarding the Scottish Men's Shed of the Year award for the first time and our AGM. 
New and old members we want to meet you and hear from you! We also hope we will have time to have a quick round robin update from all the Sheds attending.


Refreshments and lunch will be available at the event.


There are 250 tickets available, so if you are booking for the event please do make a day of it! As this is an Annual General Meeting single tickets need to be booked individually so we know who are members and who are not. If you are not already an individual member why not join before the day so you can vote and it's free - www.scottishmsa.org.uk/join


We look forward to seeing and hearing you soon!


 


Frequently Asked Questions


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?


There is plenty of parking outside the Shed.




Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?


info@scottishmsa.org.uk




Is my registration/ticket transferrable?


Yes it is but please do let us know the name change before the event.




Can I update my registration information?


Yes you can!




Food and Refreshments 
We will provide a buffet lunch, teas and coffees. Please feel free to bring your own requiremnents if you have any specific food requirements or allergies etc.

When
11 Sep 2019 at 10:30am
until 11 Sep 2019 at 4:30pm
Where
Carse of Gowrie Men's Shed
Swan House,
Dundee
DD2 1GB

Serendipities Cafe Yoga (9/10/19)

Posted on behalf of Uppertunity
Introducing our newest exciting activity: cafe yoga!
When
09 Oct 2019 at 5:30pm
until 09 Oct 2019 at 6:30pm
Where
Serendipities
12 Union Street
Dundee
DD1 4BH

Serendipities Cafe Yoga (2/10/19)

Posted on behalf of Uppertunity
Introducing our newest exciting activity: cafe yoga!
When
02 Oct 2019 at 5:30pm
until 02 Oct 2019 at 6:30pm
Where
Serendipities
12 Union Street
Dundee
DD1 4BH

Serendipities Cafe Yoga (25/09/19)

Posted on behalf of Uppertunity
Introducing our newest exciting activity: cafe yoga!
When
25 Sep 2019 at 5:30pm
until 25 Sep 2019 at 6:30pm
Where
Serendipities
12 Union Street
Dundee
DD1 4BH

Tayside Versus Event: Food vs Brewery vs Distillery

Posted on behalf of Innis & Gunn

For our next versus event, we're going to celebrate the incredible produce right on our doorstep from our local community. We've teamed up with 71 Brewing & Tayport Distillery to host a Dundee inspired versus event of Food vs Brewery vs Distillery


There will be 4 rounds in total, each round you will be presented with a delicious Tayside inspired dish cooked by the Innis & Gunn chefs, along with half a pint of craft beer from Dundee's very own 71 Brewing, then a Eau de Vie cocktail created by the upcoming and aspiring Tayport Distillery. You try them all, then decide which one you prefer whether it's the older styles, the newer styles, or food! 


What's included?
4 x Craft beers from 71 Brewing
4 x Eau de Vie cocktails from Tayport Distillery
4 x Tayside inspired dishes
All for £20 per person!


Vote for your favourite for each round and the winner will be crowned at the end of the night!


Book now to avoid disappointment. Advance bookings required.

When
22 Aug 2019 at 7:00pm
until 22 Aug 2019 at 10:00pm
Where
Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom
10 South Tay Street
Dundee
DD1 1PA