The official ground-breaking ceremony for the University of St Andrews’ new Laidlaw Music Centre heralds a state-of-the-art facility that will be at once an intimate performance venue, a flexible rehearsal space, and a high-tech recording facility. Read more.
Professor Stephen Reicher – Wardlaw Professor in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience – has been awarded the 2018 Harold Lasswell Award by the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). Read more.
We are delighted to report that the first two projects on our crowdfunding platform – SaintsFunder – have been successful! The Saints Sport team completed the inaugural 3 Peaks Challenge to raise £7,000 towards Wardlaw Scholarships.
The second project – Byre Opera: Handel’s Xerxes – raised £739 to give our students the opportunity to perform a fully staged opera, with professional direction, in London.
New projects are coming soon! Check out the SaintsFunder platform for more information, and to find out how you can support our students.
A research group led by Professor Matthew Holden from the School of Medicine has been awarded a £2.8m Global Consortia grant by the Medical Research Council to investigate antibacterial resistance. Read more.
Tickets are still available for the fourth year of our Patrons’ Programme.
We would be delighted to welcome you to our beautiful town on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 September 2018 to soak up the full St Andrews experience: meet some of our leading academics and listen to their cutting-edge research at bespoke events; receive up-to-the-minute news about our many ongoing projects; and gain exclusive access to local historic sites and residences.
For the full programme of available events and to purchase your tickets, please visit our website.
If you have any questions, please contact the Events team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on +44 (0)1334 461901.
Result: General Council Assessor to the University Court Election
Nominations opened on 22 January 2018 and closed on 9 March 2018. There were seven candidates. The election took place online by means of the alternative vote system and ran from 16 April until 11 May 2018. A total of 1,212 votes were cast, and a result was achieved after six rounds of counting. Kenneth Cochran was re-elected to the position General Council Assessor to the University Court to serve for a further four-year term from 1 August 2018. A copy of the full results is available by contacting the General Council Office at email@example.com or +44 (0)1334 46 1913.
Date of next meeting
The next meeting of the General Council will take place at 10.30am on Saturday 24 November 2018 in Parliament Hall, with tea/coffee available from 10am.
New on the blog this month:
Elspeth Smith and her sisters Frances and Christian remember childhood memories of the Gatty, while our intern Rosie Catcheside reflects on Graduation Week 2018. Also, Georgia Spencer-Rowland (MA 2017) describes the life-transforming opportunities that receiving the Margaret F K Fleming Bursary gave her.
The Byre Theatre, Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September, 7.30pm
Multi-award winning Scottish theatre company Grid Iron, in association with Platform, Easterhouse, bring you a road movie for the stage.