Advent Calendar: 18 December – University Hall Calendar

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Final page from a hand-made Calendar from 1920. The students of University Hall, St Andrews, the first all-female residence in Scotland (1896), presented a series of hand-made and illustrated calendars to the then Warden of the residence, Miss Mildred Dobson.… Read more

Advent Calendar: 17 December – Gingerbread

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Ginger bread

Take 4 quarts of fine flower and a pound of sweet butter and half an ounce of ginger and as much pepper beatten and half a quarter a pint of rose watter and as much seck [i.e.

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Advent Calendar: 16 December – Christmas Party

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A black and white photograph of a Christmas party, complete with Christmas tree and Father Christmas (GMC-4-5-3).… Read more

Advent Calendar: 15 December – WWI Christmas Cards

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Christmas cards were very popular during the First World War, perhaps bringing a sense of normality during a time of year when family would be most missed by those at the front.… Read more

Advent Calendar: 14 December – Long walk in the snow

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Photograph of the ‘Long Walk, St Andrews’ in snow in 1913. This image is from the papers of the Botany Department of the University of St Andrews which used to be based at the Bute building.… Read more

Advent Calendar: 13 December – Reindeer

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Illustration of a reindeer from one the engraved plates in Johannes Schefferus’ Lapponia, a history of Northern Scandinavia and the Sami people.… Read more

Introducing our first discipline-specific guidance on data sharing

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collage of images, what are data

The need for guidance

Funders have introduced open data policies that require researchers to share the data or digital objects resulting from their research.… Read more

Advent Calendar: 12 December – The Snowman

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Photograph by local press photographer George Cowie of a young girl making a snowman, dated between 1925-1935 (GMC-EC-30-a).… Read more

Closures and changes to opening times over winter vacation

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We hope you all have a lovely festive season and winter break!

Most Library facilities will close at 5pm on Friday 21 December 2018 and reopen on Thursday 3 January 2019.… Read more

Borrowing over the winter vacation

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JF Allen Library

If you are going away over the winter vacation and plan to take Library books or other items with you, please remember that all Library items can still be recalled by other Library users.… Read more