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Thursday 15 June 2017

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A team of 12 intrepid cyclists led by Dundee University’s Principal Professor Sir Pete Downes wound their way into Sallies Quad as part of a special event marking our younger sibling’s 50th anniversary this week (14 June 2017).

Pete, his wife Elizabeth and colleagues from the University were taking part in the event, which aimed to promote the health and wellbeing of students, as well as mark Dundee becoming independent in 1967.

The ‘Principal’s Challenge’ saw the team travel 50 miles by bike, boat and foot from Kirkcaldy to Anstruther, Dunino and St Andrews, before heading back to Dundee via Tayport.

Principal Professor Sally Mapstone and a crowd of well-wishers were on hand to welcome the team to St Andrews with some light refreshments. In her welcoming speech, she said: "We feel really proud on your behalf and we want to acknowledge how much you have achieved in the last 50 years, and how important you are to our history. Pete has literally led from the front, which is symptomatic of how he leads the University. Here’s to the next 500."

Sir Pete replied saying that St Andrews’ response "tells us a lot about the relationship between us… we are now two great universities".

The stop-off at St Andrews recognised the universities' historic links, which were highlighted in a special scroll presented on behalf of St Andrews to Dundee. In response, we were gifted a bronze statue of a molecule discovered by a research unit at Dundee, which Professor Mapstone said was "the most wonderful molecule statue we have ever received".

Picture this…

...a Dundee Dozen

Thursday 15 June 2017

dundee-birthday-cyclists-potw-potw

A team of 12 intrepid cyclists led by Dundee University’s Principal Professor Sir Pete Downes wound their way into Sallies Quad as part of a special event marking our younger sibling’s 50th anniversary this week (14 June 2017).

Pete, his wife Elizabeth and colleagues from the University were taking part in the event, which aimed to promote the health and wellbeing of students, as well as mark Dundee becoming independent in 1967.

The ‘Principal’s Challenge’ saw the team travel 50 miles by bike, boat and foot from Kirkcaldy to Anstruther, Dunino and St Andrews, before heading back to Dundee via Tayport.

Principal Professor Sally Mapstone and a crowd of well-wishers were on hand to welcome the team to St Andrews with some light refreshments. In her welcoming speech, she said: "We feel really proud on your behalf and we want to acknowledge how much you have achieved in the last 50 years, and how important you are to our history. Pete has literally led from the front, which is symptomatic of how he leads the University. Here’s to the next 500."

Sir Pete replied saying that St Andrews’ response "tells us a lot about the relationship between us… we are now two great universities".

The stop-off at St Andrews recognised the universities' historic links, which were highlighted in a special scroll presented on behalf of St Andrews to Dundee. In response, we were gifted a bronze statue of a molecule discovered by a research unit at Dundee, which Professor Mapstone said was "the most wonderful molecule statue we have ever received".