600th Anniversary Campaign: thanks to you, we’ve done it!
We are sending out this special edition of St Andrews in the News on 26 June 2018 to celebrate reaching the £100 million total of our 600th Anniversary Campaign and to say thank you to all of our alumni, current students, staff and supporters – over 14,000 of you – for helping us to get there! Read more.
Our Campaign officially closes on 31 July 2018. All gifts received up to and including this date will be recorded as part of the University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Campaign. Reaching the Campaign target and undertaking all these wonderful projects would not have been possible without your support.
Please join with us for such an historic occasion and become part of our giving community by donating securely online before 31 July 2018. In so doing you will be noted, in perpetuity, as a contributor to our campaign and recorded within our 600th Anniversary Donor Roll for 2017-18, secure in the knowledge that you are helping to consolidate our status as a world-class centre for teaching, learning and research. Thank you.
We are delighted to announce that Frank and Beverley MacInnis, parents of Rob MacInnis (PhD 2010), have just donated $850,000 to support the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) and $150,000 to support a PhD scholarship in Physics and Astronomy. The completion of the £16 million SOI will place Scotland at the forefront of international marine research.
From left to right: Robert Fleming, Director of Development; Kathryn Humphrys, Head of Development (US); Frank MacInnis; Beverley MacInnis; Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sally Mapstone; Professor Vincent Janik; Tim Allan (Court member); Alex Hayes, Development Officer (Major Gifts).
The University bought the vacant Martyrs Kirk from the Church of Scotland in 2012 and preserved and re-fitted the iconic building as a Research Library and Special Collections Reading Room. It was named The Richardson Research Library at Martyrs Kirk in 2016 in honour of the former Principal at the request of the Carnegie Corporation. Read more.
- Students’ Association
Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends of the University, the Students’ Association was refurbished and opened in time for Freshers’ Week 2015 and the first significant renovations in the Quad since the 1930s were completed.
St Salvator’s Quadrangle holds a special place in the hearts of alumni, parents and friends, which is probably why this project was particularly popular: over 1,500 of you raised £700,000 towards its renovation.
A $5 million dollar donation from the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund in December 2016 enabled the University to establish a Chair in Philosophy and Public Affairs and an Endowed Lectureship in American Literature. Read more.
Work on the new Music Centre is progressing well. To date, more than £6.3 million has been raised out of an £8.5 million target, and work is ongoing on the site to the south west of the Bute Building. Read more.
The US premier of “Ever to Excel” took place on Wednesday 16 May 2012 in New York. We held a worldwide film weekend between 19 and 20 October where more than 100 alumni organised screenings of the film in 25 countries around the world.
Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, Pope Benedict XIII and John Cleese travelled from the University of St Andrews to London to join in the Lord Mayor’s Show on Saturday 10 November 2012. Read more.
The St Andrews 600 – a friendly competition incorporating rounds of golf on The Duke’s, Kingsbarns Golf Links and the Old Course - took place from 20 to 23 June 2013. The competition coincided with the first ever exhibition of the work of celebrated golf photographer Lawrence Levy. Read more.
The University hosted a two-day Academic Celebration from 13 September to 14 September 2013. Honorary Graduates included Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, inventor of the world-wide web Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Britain’s best-known Classicist Professor Mary Beard.
A St Andrews New York Gala Benefit took place on 9 December 2014 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and was attended by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It raises a record-breaking sum for student scholarships, medicine, science and sport. Read more.
Sally Mapstone, who was installed as Principal and Vice-Chancellor in November 2016, hit the ground running by undertaking tours to New York, the Far East and Middle East to meet alumni and friends. Read more.
We also have exciting plans for the refurbishment of the Younger Hall, the creation of a New College on the Madras South Street site and the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) facilities on the North Haugh – projects that will help to consolidate our status as a world-class centre for teaching, learning and research.
Look out for news about these developments in future editions of St Andrews in the News. In the meantime, if you would like more information about any of them then please contact Robert Fleming: Email Director.Development@st-andrews.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0)1334 461909