The University of Dundee's inaugural Stephen Fry Award for Public Engagement in Research has been given to Professor Sue Black and the team in the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification.
The work of Professor Black and her colleagues at CAHID was shown to millions of people through the BBC series 'History Cold Case' and they are also extremely active in public engagment with schools and community groups.
An honorary award was made to Professor Charles McKean for his work in bringing Scottish architectural history to the fore, including his extremely popular history walks around Dundee which have attracted around 5000 people over the past decade.
Stephen Fry was Rector of the University from 1992 to 1998 and retains good links with the University. In a specially recorded video message for the award ceremony he said he was `deeply humbled and honoured to have this fantastic award given in my name.'
'I continue to watch with a proud and fatherly eye Dundee's reputation continue to grow at home and abroad,' he said.