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News archive 2004

Monkey talk

Thursday 23 December 2004

CAPTION: The Diana monkey, whose varied alarm calls indicate complex vocals tracts. CREDIT: Dr Klaus Zuberbühler

Suicide in Scotland

Wednesday 22 December 2004

Suicide rates for young people have increased dramatically in Scotland's most deprived areas, according to research by the University of St Andrews.

The dangers of counterfeit cigarettes

Wednesday 15 December 2004

A scientist at the University of St Andrews has discovered high levels of a cancer-causing toxic metal in counterfeit cigarettes, widely available in the UK.

Illuminating lecture for local school pupils

Tuesday 14 December 2004

Light, colour and optics are the subjects of a public lecture at the University of St Andrews this week.

Call of the whales

Tuesday 14 December 2004

CAPTION: A transient killer whale. CREDIT: Volker Deecke.

'Superbugs' centre opened by Jim Wallace

Wednesday 08 December 2004

CAPTION: Professor James Naismith (right) explains the facility's equipment to the Deputy First Minister. CREDIT: Peter Adamson.

SDHI seminar announces morning-after pill finding

Friday 03 December 2004

Providing women with advanced supplies of the morning after pill does not reduce the abortion rate.

From photography pioneers - Nelson's naval surgeon

Thursday 02 December 2004

A book charting the lives of thousands of former students, staff and graduates of the University of St Andrews is launched this week.

Peter Adamson awarded first university medal

Wednesday 01 December 2004

CAPTION: Peter Adamson (centre) withe Sir Kenneth Dover and Dr Brian Lang.

Honorary graduates - St Andrews day 2004

Wednesday 01 December 2004

CAPTION: (L-R) Chancellor Sir Kenneth Dover, Dr Ian Bostridge, Sir Richard Armstrong and Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dr Brian Lang.

Should our diets go back to basics?

Tuesday 30 November 2004

Should we return to the diet of our ancestors to prevent everything from cancer to hot flushes in menopausal women?

Students dig deep for charity

Thursday 25 November 2004

St Andrews students raised over £5,000 for Children In Need in just one weekend.

St Andrew's day graduation

Thursday 25 November 2004

Musicians, students and staff will be honoured next week at the University of St Andrews St Andrew's Day graduation ceremony (Tuesday 30 November 2004).

Christmas carol service

Thursday 25 November 2004

Friends and alumni of the University of St Andrews are being invited to attend this year's Alumni Carol Service.

Studies of the Middle East + Central Asia

Wednesday 24 November 2004

A new institute examining everything from the security challenges and cultures to the histories and language of the Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus has been created at the University of St Andrews.

Star-gazing on St Andrew's night

Tuesday 23 November 2004

* Pic caption - Image of the spiral galaxy NGC891 obtained last week with the James Gregory Telescope *

Scientist shares multi-million pound award

Tuesday 23 November 2004

A new generation of faster, more efficient electronics and computers than those using today's silicon-based technologies could be the end result of a collaborative research project involving the University of St Andrews.

From warship to watermill

Thursday 18 November 2004

*Pic caption - The USS Chesapeake*

Apes 'ape' more rationally than humans

Wednesday 17 November 2004

When we describe someone 'aping' someone else, it implies they are mindlessly copying them. This does apes a disservice, according to a recent study by scientists from the University of St Andrews. In fact, it's the young members of our own species who are more likely to 'ape' their elders without too much thought.

Complementary medicine - a role in cancer therapy?

Wednesday 10 November 2004

The role of nutrition and complementary medicine in everything from cancer risk to menopausal symptoms will be explored at a public event at the University of St Andrews next month.

£1.6m 'living links' to human evolution

Monday 08 November 2004

CAPTION: An important mission of the new Study Centre will be to make experimental studies of primate behaviour, like tool use, accessible to the general public.

The Dan Hemingway prize book launch

Tuesday 02 November 2004

*Pic caption - Mr and Mrs Hemingway (seated) with some of the previous prize winners*

Charcoal revealed true age of new man

Monday 01 November 2004

CAPTION: Professor Michael Bird with a cast of the oldest (40,000 years) Homo sapiens skull known from southeast Asia.

Scientists discover new human species

Thursday 28 October 2004

CAPTION: The skull of the new human species Homo floresiensis, revealed to the World today. CREDIT: Peter Brown, University of New England, Australia.

Earwigs and evolution

Thursday 28 October 2004

CAPTION: The common earwig CREDIT: Bas Teunis

Medical initiative hits schools

Wednesday 27 October 2004

An initiative aimed at developing interest in the healthcare professions in Scottish youngsters kicked off a local programme in St Andrews this week.

Italian-Scots alliance strengthened with visit

Tuesday 26 October 2004

CAPTION: Professor Ronnie Ferguson welcomes His Excellency Giancarlo Aragona to St Andrews.

Geographer awarded top prize

Monday 25 October 2004

CAPTION: Dr Charles Warren

A closer look at the chapel

Friday 22 October 2004

CAPTION: St Salvator's Chapel, 1845. CREDIT: University of St Andrews Archives

2004 golf scholarships awarded

Friday 22 October 2004

Nine bursaries to play golf at the University of St Andrews were awarded this week.

2004 scholarships awarded

Wednesday 20 October 2004

Over one hundred students received scholarships to study at the University of St Andrews yesterday (Wednesday 20th October 2004).

Poet wins UK's biggest prize

Monday 11 October 2004

CAPTION: Kathleen Jamie, winner of the 2004 Forward Prize.

Imagine.. John Lennon at 64

Friday 08 October 2004

CAPTION: How John Lennon might have looked if he were still alive on his 64th birthday tomorrow. CREDIT: www.perceptionlab.com , The University of St Andrews.

Archaeology project wins 'Oscar'

Friday 08 October 2004

CAPTION: Tom Dawson (right) receiving the award on behalf of Shorewatch.

Local school pupils experiment with science

Wednesday 06 October 2004

* Pupils from Bell Baxter High School, Cupar taking part in the Day of Physics *

Scotland's crumbling coastlines

Tuesday 05 October 2004

Scotland's crumbling coastlines are proving a crucial resource for coastal communities to work on archaeological projects, preserving valuable information before it is lost forever.

What have we learned since the Black Report?

Thursday 30 September 2004

A conference asking, "What have we learned since the Black Report?" will be held at the University of St Andrews today.

St Andrews hall makes Booker shortlist

Thursday 30 September 2004

A graduate of the St Andrews M.Litt in Creative Writing has won a place on this year's Man Booker Prize shortlist with her second novel, The Electric Michelangelo.

The hidden value of a trip to the west end

Wednesday 29 September 2004

Musicals including Les Miserables and The Lion King provide their audiences with a distinct philosophy of life, as well as entertainment, according to a University of St Andrews theology lecturer.

The fruits of DNA explored

Thursday 23 September 2004

CAPTION: (L to R) Iain Smith MSP was a guest at the recent reception for the 'DNA in the Garden' exhibition. Professor Keith Sillar, Dr Alyson Tobin and Dr Susan Gilchrist of the BBSRC are pictured with him.

New athletics facilities 'on track'

Thursday 23 September 2004

New athletics facilities at the University of St Andrews will be unveiled by former Olympics sprinter and local MP Menzies Campbell next week (Wednesday 29th Sept, 2004).

Against all odds

Friday 17 September 2004

CAPTION: The winner of this year's Provost's Prize, Wilma Reekie, is pictured fourth from left with (L- R) Professor Ron Piper, Nicky Haxell, Provost John Simpson, last year's winner Mhairi Young and Professor Christopher Smith.

Science fun for St Andrews

Thursday 16 September 2004

Budding scientists, active researchers and local community groups are invited to attend a brainstorming meeting aimed at communicating science to the general public.

The long road to heaven

Thursday 09 September 2004

CAPTION: Ian Bradley, in pilgrim mode!

Salmon lice - genetic comparisons

Thursday 09 September 2004

CREDIT: Alan Walker. CAPTION: Adult female sea lice attached in their typical position along the back of a wild Atlantic salmon caught in July 2004.

Conference celebrates award winning space mission

Friday 03 September 2004

A group of maths experts from the University of St Andrews is hosting a major international conference to discuss the achievements of an award winning space mission which is helping to further mankind's understanding of the Sun.

Royal Society of Edinburgh research awards

Thursday 02 September 2004

A group of St Andrews researchers will be able to develop their ideas in Scotland after receiving grants from The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

Life-saving role of car exhaust catalysts

Thursday 02 September 2004

Technology used in car exhaust catalysts and washing powders could produce new materials for medicine, saving hundreds of lives in the process.

Centenary celebration

Wednesday 01 September 2004

* Caption - Bishop James Kennedy, Founder of St Salvator's College - from a stained glass window in the organ loft of St Salvator's Chapel *

Resurrection for crumbling wall

Tuesday 31 August 2004

One of the University of St Andrews' most historic and threatened features will be unveiled today after a two-year restoration programme.

University hosts major management conference

Thursday 26 August 2004

Leading experts from the world of international management and business will arrive in St Andrews this weekend for a major conference on 'Management Futures'.

Museum of Natural History opens to public

Thursday 26 August 2004

CAPTION: The Museum is home to a fine collection of fossils.

The original David Beckham

Thursday 12 August 2004

CAPTION: Dr Jason König has shed new light on a little-known athlete called Marcus Aurelius Asklepiades.

US cash injection for cancer scientists

Thursday 29 July 2004

St Andrews scientists exploring the role of phyto-oestrogens in cancer prevention and treatment have attracted the attention of an American company which specialises in the nutritional treatment of cancer.

International Biblical scholars at St Andrews

Tuesday 27 July 2004

Earlier this month, St Mary's College hosted an international conference on Old Testament Interpretation and the Social Sciences.

Japanese collaboration rewarded

Monday 26 July 2004

A St. Andrews-led team of UK physicists have been recognised by a body which rewards collaborative research between the UK and Japan.

Anything you can do..

Monday 26 July 2004

CAPTION: One of the duetting Costa- Rican wrens. CREDIT: Professor Peter Slater.

Elaborate gateway reopens after restoration

Monday 19 July 2004

An ornate set of wrought iron gates, which were under threat from the elements, will be reinstalled next week thanks to a generous bequest.

Can food choice dictate tumour characteristics?

Wednesday 14 July 2004

The size, strain and seriousness of tumours could be dictated by what you eat.

University to sell Hamilton Hall

Friday 09 July 2004

The University of St Andrews has confirmed it is actively considering the sale of Hamilton Hall, one of the most distinctive properties in St Andrews and a building instantly recognised by golf enthusiasts throughout the world.

Rwandan dance for Scottish universities

Thursday 08 July 2004

A group of Rwandan students will show their appreciation to five Scottish universities this weekend (Sat 10 July 2004) when they perform a colourful traditional dance in honour of a charitable scholarship scheme.

Would you trust this man?

Monday 05 July 2004

Caption: The researchers manipulated the normal image of Tony Blair (centre) to make him look more dominant (left) or more trustworthy (right). Images © Perception Lab

Medical collaboration with Edinburgh announced

Friday 02 July 2004

The Universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh are to collaborate on medical teaching and research, providing 50 more doctors per year for the NHS in Scotland and offering more opportunities for Scottish students to train as doctors.

Cash award for cancer detection device

Friday 02 July 2004

A device using light to detect, diagnose and monitor cancer is one step closer, with news of a cash award for two St Andrews scientists.

Monkeying around

Wednesday 30 June 2004

The bigger the brain, the stronger chance that a primate will deceive its peers.

New halo for The Saint

Tuesday 29 June 2004

The University of St Andrews independent student newspaper "The Saint" has lifted one of the top awards in the Herald Scottish Student Press Awards 2004.

Honorary graduates 25/6/04 (pm)

Tuesday 29 June 2004

L-R: Principal & Vice Chancellor Dr Brian Lang, Sir Trevor McDonald, Prof Jean-Marie Lehn, Chancellor Sir Kenneth Dover.

Honorary graduates 25/6/04 (am)

Tuesday 29 June 2004

L-R: Prof Roger Green, Prof Linda Partridge, Principal & Vice- Chancellor Dr Brian Lang.

DNA in the garden

Tuesday 29 June 2004

CAPTION: The 'talking plant cell' - part of the 'DNA in the garden' exhibition opening this weekend at the Botanic Garden. CREDIT: Sean Earnshaw.

Honorary graduates 24/6/04 (pm)

Monday 28 June 2004

L-R: Principal & Vice-Chancellor Dr Brian Lang, Sir Angus Grossart, Robert Fisk and Chancellor Sir Kenneth Dover.

Honorary graduates 24/6/04 (am)

Monday 28 June 2004

L-R: Prof Fergus Millar, Timothy Garton Ash, Roger Crofts and Principal & Vice-Chancellor Dr Brian Lang.

Prestigious fellowships for young researchers

Thursday 24 June 2004

Dr Ineke De Moortel and Dr Sophie Huczynska, young researchers in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, have both been awarded four-year Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships.

Honorary graduates 23/6/04 (pm)

Thursday 24 June 2004

(left-right): Chancellor Sir Kenneth Dover, Bob Dylan, Professor Cheryll Tickle, Professor Hilary Putnam, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Dr Brian Lang after yesterday's graduation ceremony.

Honorary graduates 23/6/04 (am)

Thursday 24 June 2004

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Dr Brian Lang (centre) with honorary graduates Cardinal Archbishop O'Brien (left) and Fred Goodwin (right).

Bob Dylan made a doctor of music

Thursday 24 June 2004

Caption: Legendary folk-rock singer, Bob Dylan, with Chancellor Sir Keneth Dover after being awarded his honorary degree (MusD) yesterday (Wednesday 23rd June 2004).

Principal's opening graduation address

Wednesday 23 June 2004

Given by Dr Brian Lang, Principal & Vice-Chancellor at the opening Graduation ceremony, 22nd June 2004.

Alumni reunion weekend

Wednesday 23 June 2004

In the same week as the new Class of 2004 graduates leave St Andrews, over 120 alumni, most of whom are celebrating five and ten- year milestone anniversaries, are preparing to return to their alma mater, together with family and friends.

Opening doors to higher education

Tuesday 22 June 2004

The opportunities for mature or part-time students to embark on a University of St Andrews degree are to be highlighted at an evening event next week (Wednesday 30 June 2004).

Honorary degrees 22 - 25 June 2004

Monday 21 June 2004

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Combating superbugs

Friday 18 June 2004

CAPTION: MRSA, one of the 'superbugs' under study at St Andrews.

Touch of tartan for Scotland's oldest university

Thursday 17 June 2004

*Pic credit - University of St Andrews*

Time no longer running out for 'biological clock'

Thursday 17 June 2004

A computer scientist at the University of Andrews has developed a ground-breaking formula for working out when a woman's 'biological clock' is likely to stop ticking.

The truth is out there

Thursday 17 June 2004

Date of issue: Thursday 17th June 2004

Legendary rock icon to be awarded hon degree

Wednesday 16 June 2004

CAPTION: Bob Dylan, to be honoured by the University next week, is the subject of an academic book by Professor Neil Corcoran (School of English).

Recognition for university staff

Tuesday 08 June 2004

Nearly 50 staff, including residence managers, chefs and general assistants, will receive awards and commendations from the University of St Andrews tomorrow (Wednesday 9 June 2004).

Minority languages conference

Tuesday 08 June 2004

A conference looking at a host of "minority" languages ranging from Scots, Irish and Orcadian to Corsican and Portuguese will take place at the University of St Andrews later this week.

Viewing Venus

Monday 07 June 2004

The University of St Andrews will open its Observatory to the public this week for a special viewing event of the planet Venus.

Mum's the word for 7 lucky students!

Friday 04 June 2004

As if juggling a career with part- time study wasn't enough - seven students on the St Andrews part- time degree programme have produced babies as well as achieving qualifications.

How monkeys make friends in high places

Monday 31 May 2004

CAPTION: L-R The Diana monkey and the putty-nosed monkey, who share living space in West Africa's Ivory Coast. CREDIT: Dr Klaus Zuberbühler

'Three samurai' arrive at St Andrews

Wednesday 19 May 2004

* Pic caption - The Young Man*

Sprechen sie Deutsch?

Tuesday 18 May 2004

CAPTION: Scotland coach Berti Vogts at last year's launch. CREDIT: Ian Jacobs

St Andrews student wins international prize

Monday 17 May 2004

CAPTION: Conrad Feather, winner of this year's St Andrews Prize.

Jack Vettriano scholarship

Thursday 13 May 2004

*Pic credit - Ian Jacobs Photography*

University spin-out wins major business award

Wednesday 12 May 2004

* Pic caption - Left-to-right - Kenneth Boyd, Kieron McFadyen (Shell Technical Director, Europe) and Craig Harvey *

'Question Time' comes to St Andrews

Tuesday 11 May 2004

Students at the University of St Andrews will play host to David Dimbleby later this week when the flagship BBC programme Question Time broadcasts from the student union.

University staff 'walk to work'

Friday 07 May 2004

Health-conscious staff from the University of St Andrews will don their trainers or cycling shorts next week (Monday 10th May 2004) to take part in the University's second fund- raising 'Walk / Cycle to Work' event.

Student 'business brains' announced

Friday 30 April 2004

Students with the best brains for business were rewarded today by the University of St Andrews (Friday 30th April 2004).

Student 'business brains' to be awarded

Thursday 29 April 2004

Students with the best brains for business will be rewarded tomorrow (Friday 30th April 2004) by the University of St Andrews, when the winners of their Student Business Plan competition will be announced.

Managing the managers

Thursday 29 April 2004

How can managers retain a work- life balance and handle the moral dilemmas faced in day-to-day working life, while preventing accounting scandals and corporate collapses in their organisations?

Erasing the Renaissance

Thursday 29 April 2004

A leading expert in Renaissance culture will today examine the likelihood that writers of the late sixteenth century had the equivalent to our modern notebooks and palm pilots.

University plans major new arts building

Thursday 22 April 2004

The University of St Andrews is to seek planning permission for a major new town centre building which will provide much needed teaching and research space for the Faculty of Arts and a new home for the School of International Relations.

Honorary degrees

Thursday 15 April 2004

Figures from the worlds of art, science, politics and the media are among those receiving honorary degrees from the University of St Andrews this summer.

Sprechen sie Deutsch?

Wednesday 14 April 2004

CAPTION: Scotland manager Berti Vogts with the winners of last year's competition.

European question time

Tuesday 13 April 2004

Members of the European Parliament face a public grilling in St Andrews this week.

MEP's take the stand in public debate

Tuesday 06 April 2004

St Andrews students, staff and the general public will be given the chance to "grill¿ Members of the European Parliament later this month (Friday 16 April 2004).

National prize for St Andrews star-gazer

Thursday 01 April 2004

The University of St Andrews Head of Astronomy has been awarded a prestigious prize by the Royal Astronomical Society.

University opens admissions office in India

Tuesday 30 March 2004

The University of St Andrews has opened an admissions office in India in a bid to further diversify the overseas student community.

Novel medical scanner begins trials

Friday 26 March 2004

CAPTION: (Left)A SCREEN SHOT FROM THE SCANNER IMAGES A PAIR OF HANDS, (Right) DR DUNCAN ROBERTSON WITH THE SCANNER. CREDIT: Dr Duncan Robertson

Tribute to former student

Wednesday 24 March 2004

CAPTION: Winner of this year's Dan Hemingway Prize (centre) Holly Culbreath, with members of the Hemingway family and judges.

Chance to sample life at St Andrews

Wednesday 24 March 2004

School pupils interested in a free sample of life at the University of St Andrews have just one week left to apply for this year's summer school.

Psychologist's 'outstanding accolade'

Tuesday 23 March 2004

CAPTION: Dr Zuberbühler recording Diana monkeys in the Ivory Coast.

Cancer-fighting food database goes on-line

Thursday 18 March 2004

Foods which could prevent teenagers from developing cancer are being highlighted by a unique website created by a University of St Andrews scientist.

Pushing modern art

Wednesday 17 March 2004

CAPTION: Professor Peter Read CREDIT: Laurence Campa

Health inequalities

Wednesday 17 March 2004

A lively debate on health inequalities will take place in St Andrews this week (Friday 19 March 2004).

Struggling to fit in

Tuesday 16 March 2004

Ethnic minority women are forced to dress in a certain way to "fit in¿ at work, according to Scots management experts.

Wanted! - babies and toddlers

Thursday 11 March 2004

St Andrews psychologists are looking for young minds to take part in a hands-on study into child brain development.

The psychology of life

Thursday 11 March 2004

Psychologists at the University of St Andrews will open their doors this weekend (13th March 2004) as part of National Science Week.

A virtual field trip into the wild

Thursday 11 March 2004

CAPTION: A screen capture of the computer simulation which will allow visitors to make a lightning "virtual field trip" to two different wild chimpanzee communities. CREDIT: Steve Smart

Best selling author to visit St Andrews

Wednesday 10 March 2004

CAPTION: Stefanie Zweig

Universities in 2025

Tuesday 09 March 2004

A look into the future of Scottish Universities will be hosted by Scotland's oldest HE institution today (Tuesday 9th March 2004).

The food of survival

Monday 08 March 2004

CAPTION: Zebra finches - two male with a female (centre). CREDIT: University of St Andrews.

Tripping the light fantastic

Friday 05 March 2004

The role of light in everything from non-invasive medical procedures to the next generation of space travel will be demonstrated by a new UK-wide science roadshow.

Student Rag Week raises £11k

Friday 05 March 2004

CAPTION: The Students' Association, which hosted record numbers during this year's Rag Week.

Mary Queen of Scots - in St Andrews

Thursday 04 March 2004

An expert on the life of Mary Queen of Scots will give a lecture on 'the unluckiest ruler in British history' in St Andrews today - concentrating solely on her time spent in the Fife town.

Inside Tolkien's mind

Thursday 04 March 2004

CAPTION: J. R. R. Tolkien

The clever calls of nature

Wednesday 03 March 2004

Scientists have discovered that birds are capable of recognising calls that other species use to warn each other about predators.

Gold, galaxies and graverobbing

Wednesday 03 March 2004

CAPTION - 'Exploding' dissection: one of nine plates illustrating a progressive dissection of the trunk, by David Waterston and J.T. Murray, c. 1931

St Andrews six elected RSE fellows

Tuesday 02 March 2004

Six University of St Andrews academics have been elected Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

Contemporary printmaking in Scotland

Tuesday 02 March 2004

The cream of Scotland's printmaking talent will go on show this month at an exhibition organised by St Andrews students.

The beagle has landed?

Friday 27 February 2004

CAPTION: DR ROBERT PRESCOTT WITH THE SALVAGED ANCHOR CREDIT: BBC

Academic joins beguiling kingdom

Monday 23 February 2004

CAPTION: The island of Redonda, pictured from neighbouring Montserrat. CREDIT: Reino de Redonda

University agrees to phased rent rises

Friday 20 February 2004

The University of St Andrews is to proceed with plans to increase student rents to bring accommodation charges into line with other UK universities - but has agreed to phase the price rise over three years to moderate its impact on the student pocket.

Italian initiative launched

Tuesday 17 February 2004

Language scholars at the University of St Andrews will launch a Unique new initiative aimed at establishing links with an ancient region in Italy.

Students aim to raise £10k for charity

Thursday 12 February 2004

Fundraising students at the University of St Andrews aim to beat an impressive £10k+ raised last year during the annual student-run Rag Week.

Student entrepreneurs sought

Thursday 12 February 2004

The University of St Andrews is launching an innovative £10,000 competition for student entrepreneurs, which will provide them with an 'entrepreneurial toolkit' invaluable for graduate employment and starting up new businesses.

The smell of love

Wednesday 11 February 2004

CAPTION: Males who preferred female pheremones also preferred feminised faces (image on the right is 25% feminised; image on the left is 25% masculinised). CREDIT: Perception Lab (www.perceptionlab.com)

Licensing agreement for vital research

Tuesday 10 February 2004

The Universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh have announced a licensing and commercialisation agreement with an emerging pharmaceutical company to develop medicine for the treatment of acute kidney failure.

Scientists clone novel enzyme

Thursday 05 February 2004

Scientists have cloned a unique environmentally friendly enzyme, which will open the doors to researchers around the World developing possible commercial and medical applications.

'Outstanding' recognition for historian

Thursday 29 January 2004

CAPTION: Dr Bruce Gordon, the recipient of an Outstanding Academic Title award.

University takes action to address rent losses

Wednesday 28 January 2004

The University of St Andrews Court is to consider a recommendation from its Planning and Resources Committee to increase students rents by an average of 27% from September 2004 to bring accommodation charges into line with other UK universities.

Former student returns after 230 years

Wednesday 28 January 2004

CAPTION: The Fergusson maquette with (l-r) Dr Brian Lang, David Annand and Peter Robinson. CREDIT: University of St Andrews.

University rewarded for care of ancient trees

Friday 23 January 2004

CAPTION: The award-winning trees CREDIT: University of St Andrews

Monkeys unable to master complex grammar

Tuesday 20 January 2004

CAPTION: A cotton-top tamarin

University purchases gateway

Monday 19 January 2004

CAPTION: The Gateway, a high quality facility which will support the university's world class teaching and research. CREDIT: Jim Crawford.

St Andrews Don wins a Whitbread

Thursday 15 January 2004

Don Paterson, the Dundonian poet, musician and lecturer in creative writing at the University of St Andrews, has won the 2003 Whitbread Prize for Poetry with his fourth collection, Landing Light.