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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 […]

Scottish Design and Innovation at St Andrews Photography Festival 2017

Eddie reflects on his quirky selection of photographs which will be on display outside during the festival For centuries Scotland has been a creative crucible, giving the world a plethora […]

‘On Growth and Form’ and mathematical biology

Two students from the Mathematics Department, Heather Dickinson and Barbora Cernakova, recently undertook an internship which involved consultation of the papers of Professor D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson. In this blog they highlight […...

St Andrews Photography Festival: Valentine’s Scottish Islands

This is the first of three posts highlighting images from the Library’s photographic collections to be featured in the upcoming St Andrews Photography Festival, 1-30 September 2017. The exhibition on […]

St Andrews Photography Festival Returns this September!

Preparations for the second St Andrews Photography Festival are well underway. This year we are looking at ‘Scots at Home’, a theme that allows for many interpretations and approaches. Our […]

Polish Treasures at The Printed Book in Central Europe Conference

The St Andrews Book Project in the School of History, along with the Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota, hosted its annual conference this year from 29 […]

Gold Leaf, Chant Music and Bibles for the Blind: More treasures from the Discovering Lost Manuscripts Project

Four weeks on and we have searched through thousands of books (on one particularly caffeinated day we managed to look through 561 books) and found over 500 fragments in total. […]

The Factor’s Letters: a journey of discovery in Special Collections

In the final week of my Skills for the Future (SFF) archive traineeship at Special Collections, it feels timely to take stock of the experiences I’ve had in during the […]

Unaccessioned material: Miss D’Arcy Thompson and works by Charles Bennett

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Special Collections Division in possession of good books, must have a backlog of unaccessioned material”. Okay, so this perhaps doesn’t quite roll […]

Illustrating Austen at 200

To mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen on 18 July 1817, we have a blog from a member of teaching staff in English who frequently brings […]

Where can you find a 400 year old laundry list, a rhyming love note and a fragment from the King James Bible?

What sounds like the beginning of a bad joke in fact describes just some of our favourite finds from the first few days working on the Discovering Lost Manuscripts Project […]

Celebrating 330 years of Isaac Newton’s Principia

Today marks the 330th anniversary of the publication of Sir Isaac Newton’s Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (often referred to simply as the Principia). First published on July 5th 1687, the […]

Lighting the Past Goodbyes!

On Tuesday, the Special Collections Division of the University of St Andrews Library celebrated the hard work of four Lighting the Past cataloguers who will be leaving the team over […]

Visiting Scholars 2017: Special Collections Show and Tell Events

We are pleased to announce the details of our Visiting Scholars show and tell events for 2017: You can learn more about our Visiting Scholars for 2017 below: Dr Robin […]

Graduation week, celebrating Honorands: medics, mathematicians and sportspeople

Today graduates from the Schools of Management, Economics and Finance, Mathematics and Statistics and Medicine will be receiving their degrees in the Younger Hall. To commemorate these ceremonies, we will […]

Graduation week, celebrating Honorands: Monty Python

On this final day of graduation week 2017, comedian, broadcaster and writer Michael Palin is to be awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) at this morning’s graduation ceremony. […]

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