Artist's Garrett

Date: (08/12/2015)

One of the world’s most popular Youtube stars, Stampy Cat,  headed to Dundee’s Caird Hall on 30th November for a broadcast by CBBC.

He was the star attraction for a unique Christmas lecture for the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Attracting more than 27 million viewers, his daily videos about computer games such as Minecraft are watched around the world.

Stampy Cat is actually Joseph Garrett who started out studying film and as Stampy he shows how to play games with all kinds of tips and tricks.

More than 1,800 school students in Dundee attended the show where he created a new Minecraft adventure episode on stage in the company of Dundee tech entrepreneur Chris van der Kuyl, whose 4J Studies firm worked on console editions of the game. RSE’s Hannah Smith said: “We are really excited about our annual lecture. It will be a unique event. We have never before held an event on this scale but, then, we have never had a speaker like Stampy Cat before.”