Events Calendar
    ongoing events... one-off events    

November 2009
   

2 - 28 November Reoccurrence/Ricercare - a residency/exhibition by Raydale Dower exploring links between sound, mathematics and nature, using material from the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum CCA, Glasgow

   

March 2010
 

12 March – 6th September Exhibition:
D'Arcy Thompson's Voyages of Discovery

A temporary display looking at D'Arcy's polar connections, featuring Arctic and Antarctic specimens from his museum. more...
Discovery Point
Dundee

19 March – 22 May Exhibition:
D'Arcy Thompson: Growth & Form

D'Arcy's life and work, focusing on his 32 years in Dundee and his collections from around the world more...
Lamb Gallery
University of Dundee

20 March – 3 May Exhibition:
The Parrot & the Polymath

Celebrating D'Arcy's life curated by Museum & Gallery postgraduate students more...
Gateway Galleries
University of St Andrews

6 - 20 March Exhibition:
Work by Illustration students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design made in response to the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum
Bradshaw Gallery,
Duncan of Jordanstone
University of Dundee

27 March Family event:
Polly's Little Artists
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2-4pm
Gateway Building
North Haugh
St Andrews

30 March & 6 April Family event:
Storytelling
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10-10.30am
Gateway Building
North Haugh
St Andrews

23 March 'Beyond Comparison'
Peter Slater Gallery Lecture
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1-1.30pm
Gateway Building
North Haugh
St Andrews


April 2010
 

2-3 April Zoology Museum open Good Friday: 2-4.30pm
Easter Saturday: 10am-12.30pm
D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum
University of Dundee

30 April Public Leture by Professor Wallace Arthur (National University of Ireland, Galway):
D'Arcy Thompson's theory of transformations and its relations with the evolutionary views of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace
5pm Bute Building, University of St Andrews

3 April Family event:
Polly's Eggstravaganza more...
2-4pm
Gateway Building
North Haugh
St Andrews

17 April Family event:
World Adventurer! more...
2-4pm
Gateway Building
North Haugh
St Andrews

24 April Family event:
Wacky Races! more...
2-4pm
Gateway Building
North Haugh
St Andrews

14, 29 April Curators' Talks
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1pm
Gateway Building
North Haugh
St Andrews

19 April 'The Art of Science'
Daniel Herrmann Gallery Talk
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1-1.30pm
Gateway Building
North Haugh
St Andrews

22, 23, 29 April Schools event:
Stop the Press! more...
Gateway Building
North Haugh
St Andrews

22, 23, 30 April Schools event:
Skulls and Swirls more...
Gateway Building
North Haugh
St Andrews


May 2010
 

1 May Music & talks: University Chamber Choir, & speakers: Cathy Caudwell, Matthew Jarron, Mike Taylor, Patrick Randolph-Quinney 2-4.30pm
D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum
University of Dundee

2 May D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum open, & live street theatre event. 2-4.30pm
D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum
University of Dundee

3 May Notes from the Museum
readings by Creative Writing students, including new work by poet/tutor Jim Stewart
6pm
D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum
University of Dundee

1 May Public lecture:
'The Development of Pattern and
Form '
by Prof Lewis Wolpert (UCL)
Dalhousie Building University of Dundee
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11,18,25 May Tayside Biodiversity Festival Talks
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Tuesdays at 6pm
D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum
University of Dundee

 


June 2010
 

June - September D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum open every Friday 2-4.30pm University of Dundee

June - September Bell Pettigrew Museum open University of St Andrews

3 September -
6 November
Exhibition:
D'Arcy Thompson: Sketching the Universe

Exploring how artists have responded to D'Arcy Thompson's
ideas and collections
Lamb Gallery, University of Dundee

3 September -
6 November
Exhibition:
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Work by the celebrated abstract artist who knew and was inspired by D'Arcy, on loan from the WBG Charitable Trust
Tower Foyer Gallery, University of Dundee

   

July 2010
     

August 2010
     

September 2010
 

2 September Public Lecture by
Prof Martin Kemp (University of Oxford)
Splashing Around: Themes from D'Arcy Thompson in the Visual Arts

The renowned art historian Martin Kemp explores Thompsonish motifs in art, architecture and engineering.
5.30pm, Tower Building, University of Dundee (more...)

3 September Afternoon public lectures on D'Arcy's ongoing relevance to academic areas as diverse as biology, methematics, classics, and the arts, followed buffet with music and an appreciation of D'Arcy the man. Everyone welcome!

Professor Peter Slater (Emeritus Professor of Natural History): Who was D’Arcy Thompson?

Professor Edmund Robertson:
D’Arcy Thompson and the enumeration of rhyme schemes

Professor Robertson (representing Dr John O’Connor):
Software producing D’Arcy-like transformations

Professor Stephen Halliwell:
D’Arcy and the Classics

Dr David Ferrier:
On Growth and Form in Developmental Biology

Dr Joy Sleeman (Slade School of Fine Art):
D’Arcy and Contemporary Art

Professor Tom Meagher:
On growth and form in plants – the forgotten chapter

Dr Stephanie Bunn:
Growing, building, making: an anthropological perspective
On Growth and Form

2pm, Bell Pettigrew Museum, Bute Building,
University of St Andrews

4 September Sketching the Universe: a multi-disciplinary conference exploring the legacy of D’Arcy Thompson (1860-1948)

10.00am Registration and refreshments (Lamb Gallery)

10.30am Welcome
10.40am Matthew Jarron (Museum Services, University of Dundee): D’Arcy Thompson’s Growth and Form in Dundee
11.10am Dr Neil Paterson (Botanic Garden, University of Dundee): D’Arcy and Darwin – natural selection and its enemies
11.40am Dr Edward Juler (Department of Art History, University of Edinburgh): An Invaluable Sourcebook of Design – the popularisation of the new biology and the artistic reception of On Growth and Form, 1929-39

12.00pm Lunch (Lamb Gallery)

1.00pm Professor Alan Werrity (School of Social & Environmental Sciences, University of Dundee): Reconceptualising space – Geography, Cartograms and D’Arcy's Method of Transformations
1.30pm Dr Patrick Randolph Quinney (Centre of Anatomy & Human Identification, University of Dundee): D'Arcy Thompson and the Foundations of Virtual Anthropology
2.00pm Dr Keith Skene (College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee): The Energetics of Transformation - a functionalist perspective

2.30pm Break for refreshments (Lamb Gallery)

3.00pm Professor Bill Harvey (Obvis and University of Exeter): The Built and the Natural Environment – D’Arcy Thompson in the developing world of engineering
3.30pm Professor Seaton Baxter (Centre for the Study of Natural Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design): The Dynamical View of Natural Form
4.00pm Dr Jim Stewart (School of Humanities, University of Dundee): Homage to D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson (poetry reading)

4.15pm Reception in the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, Carnelley Building

Baxter Conference Room 1.36, Tower Building,
University of Dundee

September 2010        
September 2010  

17 November Talk: Daftie and Johnnie: D'Arcy Thompson's lifelong friend, J S Haldane
Born on the same day in 1860, walking to school together, and members of the schoolboy Eureka Society, the friendship of D'Arcy Thompson was pivotal to J S Haldane's astonishing career. Come and hear tales born of one of the greatest friendships in science.
6pm
D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum
University of Dundee

19 November Mary Midgley in conversation with Paul Noble

To pay tribute to D'Arcy's extraordinary interdisciplinarity, this unique event brings together leading thinker Mary Midgley ("the most frightening philosopher in the country") and the internationally renowned contemporary artist Paul Noble (who work has been called "a cross between Robert Crumb and Hieronymus Bosch"). [more...]
5.30pm
D'Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building
University of Dundee

29 November Talk: D'Arcy Thompson: Portrait of a Polymath
Matthew Jarron

Accompanying the 'Local Heroes' Exhibition. Come along and hear Matthew Jarron talk about D'Arcys extraordinay life and career.
Places are limited and should be booked in advance: please contact the St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum to reserve a place.
telephone: 01334 477 629 email: curator@standrewspreservationtrust.org
7pm
St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum
St Andrews