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Visualising the Biographical Register of the University of St Andrews (1747-1897) Part I: Where Did St Andrews Alumni Come From?

Tomas Vancisin shares his recent work creating a visual representation of the Biographical Register of the University of St Andrews, 1747 – 1897 in a two part blog. One of […]

Man Booker Prize Foundation Universities Initiative Annual Lecture 2017

The Annual Lecture of the Man Booker Prize Foundation Universities Initiative is to be delivered this year by author Sarah Waters (5:30pm 15th November, Booth Lecture Theatre, Medical Building). Waters […]

Caring for our Collections: National Manuscripts Conservation Trust

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust towards the conservation of material relating to the history of Chemistry at […]

‘Ten Minutes in Murderland’. Horror and Sensationalism in The St Andrews Citizen, Week 2: Electrical Executions

This is the second of our mini blog series featuring sensational headlines from The St Andrews Citizen newspaper. Spoiler alert: contains graphic descriptions of death by electrocution – not for the […]

‘Ten Minutes in Murderland’. Horror and Sensationalism in The St Andrews Citizen, Week 1: Lizzie Borden

One of the most enjoyable parts of working in Special Collections is, for me, answering the myriad of enquiries we receive from all over the world. Some of these are […]

500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Superstitious students in St Andrews will carefully avoid stepping on setts in the cobbled ground outside St Salvator’s Tower marking out the initials PH. It is believed that if you […]

Launch Event for the Marseille Middleton Holloway Collection

A special event to mark the gift of the Marseille Middleton Holloway Collection was held on 24th October 2017. We were thrilled to be able to welcome 13 of Holloway’s […]

2017 Visiting Scholarship: women in the early history of photography

In the third of our reports, Caroline Douglas, AHRC TECHNE funded doctoral student at the Royal College of Art, London, shares with us some of her findings during her University Library […]

Raisin Monday: an evolving tradition

Raisin Monday seems to have been a traditional celebration, the day when senior students claimed from their chosen bejant or bejantine (first year student) a pound of raisins and presented […]

University of St Andrews Library Special Collections Visiting Scholarship Scheme 2018

We are pleased to announce that the University of St Andrews Library is now accepting applications for the Special Collections Visiting Scholarship Scheme 2018. Visiting Scholarships are an opportunity for […]

2017 Visiting Scholarship: Newburgh Burgh Court Book, 1457-79

In the second of our reports, Dr William Hepburn, University of Aberdeen, shares with us some of his findings during his Visiting Scholarship in the summer of 2017. In August […]

2017 Visiting Scholarship: Medieval Scottish Law

In the first of the reports from our 2017 Visiting Scholars, Dr Alice Taylor, Reader in Medieval History at KCL, and co-winner of the Royal Historical Society’s 2017 Whitfield Prize, […]

David Hacker-Fleming, a golfing life

One writer of this blog post loves golf and not David Hay Fleming; the other loves David Hay Fleming and not golf. So, what brings them together? Well, that would […]

Banned Books at the University of St Andrews

This week, 24-30th September, celebrates Banned Books week. Banned Books Week is an annual celebration, launched in 1982 by the American Library Association, aimed at promoting the freedom to read. […]

Copyright ABCs – ‘The Art of Reading’

This week Lizzie reports on an item discovered by the Lighting the Past team from within the ‘L’ section of the Copyright Deposit Collection. You can see the previous posts […]

Maths Week Scotland: Update

Maths Week Scotland included lots of activity in St Andrews. The Library’s Special Collections Division was really pleased to be able to take Maths treasures out into the School of Maths […]

Victoria R: the “first media monarch” of modern Britain

The Library’s Special Collections has recently acquired ten cartes de visite depicting members of the British royal family in the 1860s. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert feature prominently, but they […]

Orientation Week, September 2017

It’s Orientation Week! Welcome to all new and returning students. So you’re new to St Andrews? Look at our Orientation 2017 pages where you’ll find loads of information about everything […]

Maths Week Scotland

As part of the first Maths Week Scotland, the Library is hosting a display of highlights of the University’s mathematical manuscripts and rare books. Maths Week Scotland is a brand […]

St Andrews Photography Festival: Scots on the Green

In this final focus on the Library’s exhibitions for the St Andrews Photo Festival, 1-30 September 2017, we feature images of golf. Throughout Scotland, golf is ubiquitous. That’s not to […]

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