D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson as teacher

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There has been a lot of research interest in the work of D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson in the last few years. 2017 marked the centenary of his seminal text, On Growth on Form which was celebrated with an international conference hosted jointly by the University of St Andrews and University of Dundee.… Read more

Memories of World War I

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As part of the British Home Front week in St Andrews, the University Library’s Special Collections Division is hosting a drop-in session on the morning of Saturday 23 June, where visitors can see surviving original letters, diaries, postcards and photographs from World War I.… Read more

Life on the British Home Front

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To coincide with the conference and community events being held in St Andrews from the 18th – 23rd of June on The Home Front we have selected a range of items from the Russell Cawthorn (WWI) Collection to display in the Main Library.… Read more

Large shady hats and no sun-bonnets

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To coincide with the conference and community events being held in St Andrews from the 18th – 23rd of June on The Home Front we have selected a range of items from the Russell Cawthorn (WWI) Collection to display in the Main Library.… Read more

Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) workshop

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The Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences are organising a workshop “Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) – Train the Trainers.Read more

‘My year in St Andrews was one of the best of my life…’

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Rebecca Lawton (M.Litt Mediaeval History 2015) has been working on a collection of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts as part of a collaborative PhD between the University of Leicester and the British Library.Read more

New Resources – The Digital National Security Archive

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The University of St Andrews Library now has access to eight archive collections from the Digital National Security Archive. … Read more

Queen Elizabeth I to Bertie Peregrine, thirteenth Baron Willoughby, 1588

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This week we present a letter from Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) to Bertie Peregrine, thirteenth Baron Willoughby (1555-1601) the Governor of Brill, the Netherlands in 1588.… Read more

James D. Forbes Collecting Prize 2018

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Bibliophile? Photography lover? Tell us about your collection and you could win £500 plus the chance to help select a new Special Collections item.Read more