Lifelong Learning Dundee at the University of Dundee

Dundee - A Global City

This programme introduces us to, and explores, the many and varied contributions which Dundonians have made and are making to our world.  Using stories from the past we will explore the links we have with others around the globe and consider how our lifestyles can contribute to a fairer, more sustainable and peaceful society.

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The course will consist of 5 sessions which will run on Wednesday evenings beginning on Wednesday 17th April 2019 until Wednesday 15th May and will run from 6:30pm until 8:30pm.  The cost for the course of 5 sessions is £40 (£35 concession rate).

This programme introduces us to, and explores, the many and varied contributions which Dundonians have made and are making to our world.  Using stories from the past we will explore the links we have with others around the globe and consider how our lifestyles can contribute to a fairer, more sustainable and peaceful society.

1. Think Global – Act Local... 17th April

Sally Romilly and Clare Fulton - OWC

What is Global Citizenship?  Why has it developed as an idea?  What makes a Global Citizen?  What does it mean for the local person in Dundee?

2. Dhaka to Dundee… 24th April

Alastair Scott - Dundee Heritage Trust and Sandra Thompson – McGregor Balfour

The jute trade unravelled - highlighting Dundee’s fascinating role in the jute industry. 

3. Dundonians Face War – To Fight or Not to Fight?... 1st May

Andrew Jeffrey    Sandy Constable

Looking at our different perspectives on war with Andrew Jeffrey, author of "This Dangerous Menace: Dundee and the River Tay at War, 1939 to 1945" (1991).  Andrew’s stories will shed new light on how Dundonians faced up to war and Sandy Constable will share memories of his father’s response to war.

4. Dundee Women in the World... 8th May                         

Mary Henderson/Kate Armstrong    Norma McGovern

Beginning with the ‘four Marys’ we explore the range of Global contributions made by Dundee women.

5. Welcoming Our New Citizens... 15th May

Dr Husam Al Waer, senior lecturer in Sustainable Urban Design

Sally Romilly and Clare Fulton - OWC

As Dundee continues to welcome migrants and refugees into the community what are their challenges and our response?

 

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One World Centre 189 Princes Street, Dundee. Monday-Thursday 10am to 4pm. Tel. 01382 454603 | email

One World Centre is a member of:

IDEAS for Global Citizenship

Funded by:

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