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Chancellor’s Circle – Autumn 2018

Thursday 01 November 2018

The second Chancellor's Circle event of 2018 was held at Lower College Hall on Saturday 20 October.

Over 70 alumni and friends of the University joined the Chancellor, Lord Campbell of Pittenweem for afternoon tea.


Swarovski Foundation award: Ecology and conservation of the Boto Dolphin in the Tocantins River, Brazil

Wednesday 19 September 2018

The Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) at the University of St Andrews has been given a Swarovski Foundation award to support a detailed study of the behaviour and habitat of the Araguaian Boto dolphin in the Tocantins River in the Eastern Amazon region of Brazil.  

R&A international adventures!

Friday 27 July 2018

Three teams are planning exciting philanthropic projects this summer as part of the R&A International Scholarship programme for 2018–19. 

One million dollar donation to Scottish Oceans Institute and PhD Scholarship

Wednesday 27 June 2018

We are delighted to announce that Frank and Beverley MacInnis have recently donated one million dollars to support the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) and a PhD scholarship.

£1 million donation to postgraduate scholarships

Wednesday 20 June 2018

We were delighted to receive a £1 million donation this month from Dr Wu Xianhong of the The Wu Xianhong Foundation, which the University is using to set up postgraduate scholarships, with a focus on students from People’s Republic of China.

The General Data Protection Regulation – “the GDPR”

Tuesday 19 June 2018

In the run-up to May 2018, many people had GDPR fatigue, where their email in-boxes were flooded with emails of the type "we do not want to lose touch with you, if you do not give us your consent then we cannot talk with you again".

Launch of SaintsFunder

Friday 04 May 2018

We are delighted to let you know about the launch of SaintsFunder – the University’s new dedicated crowdfunding platform managed by Sam Byers and Lynsey Kerr from the Annual Giving team in Development.

Development intern Ella Walsh

The spring telephone campaign: it’s good to talk

Thursday 15 February 2018

Ella Walsh describes what she has learned from the many alumni she has talked to over the past couple of years.

50 years since graduation, 50 years since matriculation

Monday 13 November 2017

'Homecoming' for two St Andrews alumni groups

Chancellor's Circle - Autumn 2017

Wednesday 08 November 2017

A report from the latest meeting of the Chancellor's Circle.

Peter Hirst

St Andrews in North America

Monday 18 September 2017

Dr Peter Hirst MBE, BSc 1989, PhD 1992, new President of the University of St Andrews American Foundation.

New families welcomed to the St Andrews community

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Receptions welcome new families to the St Andrews community

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Two milestone anniversaries

Monday 10 July 2017

During Graduation Week, it was heartwarming to see the return of two alumni groups celebrating their 40th and 60th anniversaries.

Dundee 50th

The University of Dundee at 50

Tuesday 20 June 2017

At midday on Wednesday 14 June the University of St Andrews welcomed the University of Dundee’s 50th Anniversary Charity Challenge team to the Quad for a short ceremony to celebrate Dundee’s special birthday and its historic links with St Andrews.

Omani visit

Collection of Omani legal texts donated to the University

Tuesday 20 June 2017

On Friday 26 May we were delighted to welcome His Excellency Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Zahir Al Hinai, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the Court of St James, to the University of St Andrews.

Principal and Toddler

Donation to new University nursery

Friday 19 May 2017

Roseangle House Nursery was recently opened by Principal Professor Sally Mapstone.

Dr Rutenberg and Wife

The Monroe Maxmilian Broad Anatomy Resource Centre, School of Medicine

Friday 19 May 2017

School of Medicine Resource Centre named in honour of Dr Monroe Maxmilian Broad.


University contributes to record UK University fundraising total

Friday 05 May 2017

University reveals figures of £88 million of philanthropic income

Ten Years and £1 million of Santander Support

Friday 21 April 2017

Celebrating ten years and £1 million of collaboration between Santander and St Andrews

St Andrews at Westminster

Monday 27 March 2017

St Andrews recognised at Westminster

$5 Million Boost to Expertise in Post-Truth Era

Friday 16 December 2016

St Andrews benefits from one of the largest single gifts given to a Scottish university.

New Principal and Vice-Chancellor’s tour of the Far East and Middle East

Tuesday 06 December 2016

Professor Mapstone meets alumni and friends in China, Hong Kong and UAE

The Chancellor's Circle

Tuesday 15 November 2016

The Chancellor's Circle: 5 years marked by event

General Council e-bulletin October 2016

Thursday 13 October 2016

The October update from the General Council

Orientation week: parents' events, opening ceremonies and jewel-coloured water bottles...

Thursday 22 September 2016

Development welcome new students/families

News archive

Santander Universities UK

Thursday 22 September 2016

Santander Supporing Scholars

Seal of approval for major marine lab

Monday 11 July 2016

Wolfson Foundation gives £500,000 boost to new Gatty Marine facility

The Olea Scholarship for Computer Science

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Are you applying to study Computer Science at the University of St Andrews?

Chancellor's Circle - using legacies to plan for the future

Sunday 19 June 2016

Chancellor's Circle's sporting legacy

Students Activities Fund benefits from telephone campaign

Friday 15 April 2016

A successful year for the Student Activities Fund

Laidlaw interns showcase the results of their research

Monday 28 March 2016

First participants complete new programme

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Wednesday 17 February 2016

Students make the most of scholarship opportunity 

St Andrews in China

Monday 15 February 2016

University visits China for series of alumni events

Creating a new Foundation on The Peak

Tuesday 08 December 2015

University launches new Hong Kong Foundation

The Open Drive and The 600th Club

Tuesday 14 July 2015

University launches '600 Club' and The Open Drive in support of student golf at St Andrews

Global HEalth

£1 million to support Global Healthcare Implementation

Thursday 18 December 2014

Stagecoach founder establishes Scotland’s first Global Healthcare Implementation Programme

St Andrews New York Gala Benefit boost for scholarships

Wednesday 10 December 2014

A celebration of the 600th Anniversary of the University of St Andrews attended by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in New York City has raised a record breaking sum for student scholarships, medicine, science and sport at the ancient Scottish university.

Royal couple to attend St Andrews New York Gala Benefit

Friday 05 December 2014

The University will host a major fundraising event at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

New Mace

600th Anniversary Papal Mace

Friday 28 November 2014

New mace to play key role in St Andrew’s Day graduation ceremony

Jean Johnston B&W

A Special Collection

Friday 28 November 2014

Locally-based artist pays tribute to University collections

Swilcan Bridge

St Andrews looks to transform student sport

Wednesday 12 March 2014

The University of St Andrews has taken an important step towards an ambitious and wide-ranging redevelopment of its sports facilities.

St Andrews weekend celebrates 600th anniversary finale

Monday 25 November 2013

University and town join in celebration

Theodore Weiss

Taking St Andrews to the world

Thursday 07 November 2013

Theodore Weiss waves the 600th Anniversary flag in Greenland.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey to host University of St Andrews Christmas service

Monday 30 September 2013

London Alumni Club organises special 600th anniversary event

The University of St Andrews RFC

600 years old and fighting fit

Monday 30 September 2013

University of St Andrews RFC beat ancient rivals

Professor Andrew Knoll

The deep history of life

Monday 30 September 2013

600th Anniversary Lecture examines the deep history of life


Academic Celebrations - "Where things begin"

Sunday 15 September 2013

600th Anniversary celebrations hailed a great success


Academic Celebrations - "Where things begin"

Sunday 15 September 2013

600th Anniversary celebrations hailed a great success

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

Graduation address - Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

Friday 13 September 2013

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Secretary Hillary Clinton

Laureation address - Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

Friday 13 September 2013

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Academic Celebration

600th Academic Celebration introductory address

Friday 13 September 2013

Principal Professor Louise Richardson


Town invited to join in academic celebration

Friday 06 September 2013

Public firework display to celebrate 600 years of higher education in St Andrews

Mediaeval maces

Mediaeval maces: power and ceremony

Wednesday 04 September 2013

St Andrews to host historic exhibition of University maces

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton to address academic leaders in St Andrews

Wednesday 28 August 2013

Former United States Secretary of State to join in University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Celebrations

Staff from the University of St Andrews set out from the castle at Peñíscola, Spain

Saints cycle

Friday 09 August 2013

St Andrews’ cycle relay teams retrace the route of Papal Bull.

David Bowie

Is there life on Mars?

Monday 01 July 2013

National Astronomy meeting comes to St Andrews

Statue of Bishop Henry Wardlaw

The resurrection of Bishop Wardlaw

Monday 01 July 2013

Memorial Statue of University Founder

Jay Haas and his caddie crossing the Swilcan Bridge, Open Championship in St Andrews 1984.

Making the Cut: the golf photography of Lawrence Levy

Friday 21 June 2013

World’s first Levy exhibition opens in St Andrews.

Liam Mason - S3, Madras College

Young artists share their treasures

Thursday 06 June 2013

Over 400 young artists inspired by University treasures to get creative

Terry Jones

Terry Jones' 600th anniversary lecture

Wednesday 05 June 2013

The Flat Earth and other Medieval Myths

St Andrews from the West Sands

St Andrews rated top university

Monday 22 April 2013

The Leiden Ranking 2013 rates St Andrews number one for scholarly impact.

Student organisers and models visiting Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson to hand over the record-breaking cheque

Giving's in style

Thursday 04 April 2013

Student fashion show raises £27,500.


St Andrews hosts Congo emergency summit

Friday 29 March 2013

Leading experts head to St Andrews to debate what can be done.

Dr Bryan Ashworth

Neurologist ensures lasting human memory

Monday 25 March 2013

Dr Bryan Ashworth leaves legacy to support medical research.

Open Minds

University announces biggest ever Open Minds series

Friday 15 March 2013

Doors open to over 70 events for 600th Anniversary.

Sir Sean Connery

Around the world in 48 hours

Friday 08 March 2013

World-wide film weekend aims to spread 600th Celebrations around the globe.

St Andrews from the West Sands

Major donation boosts St Andrews terrorism research

Thursday 07 March 2013

Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence to expand its work thanks to WSD donation

Students in red gowns

Strip for St Andrews

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Join St Andrews in an attempt to dance into the record books with the biggest ever Strip the Willow.

The Principal, the Lord Mayor, the Dean of St Paul’s, James North – with the new London Alumni Club mace, being carried by graduate Mark Hayhurst , outside St Paul’s.

600th anniversary service of thanksgiving

Wednesday 19 December 2012

St Andrews alumni celebrate 600th Anniversary with service of thanksgiving in St Paul’s.

St Andrew launches new museum guide

St Andrew launches new museum guide

Thursday 29 November 2012

Ancient saint in St Andrews to launch modern museum guide.

Human crest

Students bring University crest to life

Wednesday 07 November 2012

University of St Andrews continues to shape human formation.

Lord Mayor's Show

St Andrews first for Lord Mayor's show

Tuesday 06 November 2012

St Andrews students prepare to perform in pageant.

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

Royal patron to attend St Andrews charity dinner

Friday 26 October 2012

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to attend 600th Anniversary Fundraising Event in London.

Cycle relay

Relaying the foundations of the University

Monday 08 October 2012

Call for volunteers to join 600th Anniversary cycle relay.

Swilcan Bridge

The R&A to fund St Andrews International Scholarships

Monday 24 September 2012

£500,000 mind broadening support fund announced.

Professor Paul Hoffman

Indiana Jones and the snowball of doom

Thursday 20 September 2012

Understanding climate change with Professor F Hoffman.

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul meets St Andrew

Wednesday 19 September 2012

St Andrews’ Alumni host Service of Thanksgiving in St Paul’s.

World Saxophone Congress XVI - St Andrews - 10-15 July 2012

600th anniversary has sax appeal

Monday 09 July 2012

16th World Saxophone Congress comes to St Andrews.

Virtual reconstruction of St Andrews Cathedral

Time travel virtually possible

Friday 22 June 2012

St Andrews Computer Scientists work with art historians and archaeologists to reconstruct St Andrews Cathedral in a virtual world.

Noam Chomsky

Chomsky lecture - video online

Thursday 21 June 2012

The Great Charter: Its Fate, Our Fate

Food for Thought

A week to remember

Friday 08 June 2012

Packed programme of 600th anniversary events unveiled for Graduation Week.

Sean Connery

Sean Connery tells the story of St Andrews

Sunday 13 May 2012

From 007 to 600: Sir Sean Connery narrates 600 years of history.

A stone inscribed with the Scots translation of Greek Poet Simonides' work was presented to the University of St Andrews yesterday (Thursday 27 April) by Historic Scotland.

600th anniversary carved in stone

Friday 27 April 2012

University presented with unique carving.

Younger Hall

Scotland’s singing University stages Mozart’s Requiem

Friday 27 April 2012

Call for choristers.

Sand dunes

Beach clean up

Friday 13 April 2012

Help clean St Andrews’ beaches for your chance to win a land yachting voucher.

On The Rocks

On The Rocks 2012

Thursday 12 April 2012

Student arts festival kicks off this weekend.

600 trees for 600 years

University lumbers up for 600th anniversary

Wednesday 21 March 2012

University of St Andrews to plant 600 trees to mark its 600 years.

Petra Fuchs prepares the snake plaster-cast for display

Snake vs cyclops

Thursday 15 March 2012

Which would win in a fight? Head down to the new exhibition at the Gateway to make up your mind…

Ballot box

Students come out in force to kick-start Class Gift campaign

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Students come out in force to kick-start Class Gift campaign.

60 Hour Film Blitz

The blitz is back

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Director of Edinburgh Film Festival to Judge 60 Hour Film Challenge.

Mediaeval music group Canty

Mediaeval music weekend

Friday 17 February 2012

600th anniversary celebrations continue with weekend of Mediaeval music and culture.


University opens doors to other worlds

Friday 02 December 2011

Open night at University of St Andrews observatory.

Maratta’s depiction of The Crucifixion of St Andrew

Patron saint for 600th anniversary

Wednesday 30 November 2011

Iconic painting of The Crucifixion of St Andrew goes on display in MUSA.

Open doors at St Salvator's Quad

Open minds

Thursday 17 November 2011

Free invitation to join in 600 years of learning.

Sir Menzies Campbell

Launch of the Chancellor's Circle

Thursday 10 November 2011

Sir Menzies Campbell recognises legacy gifts with new society.

JazzFest 600 - saxophone at St Salvator's Chapel

600th anniversary celebrations get jazzed up

Wednesday 05 October 2011

The University of St Andrews’ JazzFest 600 kicks off

Kaleidoscope festival logo

St Andrews 600th celebrations have eye to the Kaleidoscope

Thursday 29 September 2011

New festival celebrates arts, music and sustainability in St Andrews through the eyepiece of University invention.

University of St Andrews crest

Man's damage is ruining our oceans say experts

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Deliberate damage to our oceans is a far greater threat than realised, according to experts at the University of St Andrews.

Julia Melvin holding a copy of 'James Colquhoun Irvine: St Andrews' Second Founder'

Celebrating St Andrews' second founder

Thursday 22 September 2011

Symposium marks publication of new biography of James Irvine.

Ever to Excel book cover

600th anniversary lecture: Ever to Excel

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Dr Norman Reid to deliver a special lecture on the process of narrating six centuries of striving history.

Body Bags / Simonides

Robert Crawford to star at Edinburgh Art Festival

Wednesday 03 August 2011

Poet's writings to appear in photography exhibition.

Portrait of Sir David Attenborough by Francis Hills

Life in St Andrews

Friday 24 June 2011

Celebrity photographer shoots Attenborough for St Andrews portrait series.

St Andrews student Geordie Stewart has sending a message of thanks to the University

Everest student thanks St Andrews

Wednesday 01 June 2011

Record-beating student pays tribute to University for success.

Sir David Attenborough

The talk of the town

Monday 30 May 2011

Sir David Attenborough to give public lecture as part of the University's 600th anniversary celebrations.

Fiona Bruce

St Andrews treasure hunt in the quad

Thursday 26 May 2011

Antiques Roadshow visits Scotland’s first University

Geordie Stewart at the summit

St Andrews student on top of the world

Thursday 26 May 2011

22-year-old conquers Everest and becomes youngest Scot to complete the seven summits challenge.

Younger Hall

St Andrews to honour David Attenborough

Friday 20 May 2011

Summer 2011 honorary degrees announced.

The University of St Andrews Symphony Orchestra

Young composers sound the 600th

Friday 08 April 2011

Grand finale for University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Composition Competition.

Fiona Bruce

BBC One's Antiques Roadshow visits St Andrews

Tuesday 05 April 2011

The Antiques Roadshow will be filming for its 34th series at the University of St Andrews.

Geordie Stewart at the summit of a mountain

The height of success

Wednesday 23 March 2011

St Andrews student sets out to be youngest Briton to climb Everest.

Prince William and Miss Middleton

St Andrews ‘the best University in the world’

Friday 25 February 2011

Prince William and Catherine Middleton come ‘home’.

Prince William declares St Andrews "far and away the best university in the world"

HRH Prince William of Wales - Coming Home

Friday 25 February 2011

HRH Prince William of Wales launches 600th anniversary celebrations

Professor Louise Richardson

Launch of the 600th Anniversary Celebrations

Friday 25 February 2011

Speech by Professor Louise Richardson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor.

Degree certificates

St Andrews to launch scholarship in honour of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton

Friday 25 February 2011

University to present wedding gift to couple during official visit

600th birthday candles

Birthday messages come flooding in for University of St Andrews' 600th

Friday 25 February 2011

President Clinton leads tributes to Scotland’s first university

Prince William and Catherine Middleton engagement photo call at St James' Palace.

HRH Prince William of Wales to launch University of St Andrews' 600th Anniversary

Monday 14 February 2011

St Andrews alumnus Prince William, accompanied by alumna Miss Catherine Middleton, will return to the University of St Andrews to launch its 600th Anniversary later this month (Friday 25 February 2011).

Musical score

600th anniversary composition competition

Friday 08 October 2010

University of St Andrews challenging young composers to sound the 600th

An original copy of one of the six Papal Bulls

Pope heralds University of St Andrews' 600th anniversary

Friday 17 September 2010

Pope Benedict reflects on historic links with Scotland's oldest University.

Tower of St Salvador's Chapel

St Andrews ringing the changes

Friday 10 September 2010

Chapel bells will bring another first for Scotland.

Aging Bull - conservation work completed on founding document

Monday 28 December 2009

Conservation work has been completed on the Papal Bull which granted medieval Scotland its first university – the University of St Andrews.

Where Tomorrow Begins exhibition to tour Scotland

Tuesday 18 August 2009

New exhibition on university research comes to Dundee

Laying the foundations of the Anniversary

Saturday 18 July 2009

Dr Norman Reid examines the founding of the University

Ground-breaking research at the heart of the new School of Medicine

Thursday 18 June 2009

Interdisciplinary research to be at the core of new Medical School

Principal outlines her vision of the University's future

Monday 18 May 2009

Dr Louise Richardson sets out her plans for the University