Advent Calendar 2018

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We hope you have enjoyed our Special Collections themed advent calendar! Here are all of the posts from the 1st to 25th December 2018.… Read more

Advent Calendar: 25 December – Nativity

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The Nativity of Christ from an illuminated manuscript book of hours produced in Rouen around 1470 (ms38938).

The Book of Hours was a prayer book for the laity that developed in late medieval Europe and that was used for private devotion.… Read more

Advent Calendar: 24 December – Snap-dragons, a tale of Christmas eve

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Front cover and illustrations from Juliana Horatia Ewing’s Snap-dragons: a tale of Christmas eve; and, Old Father Christmas (Chi PZ7.E85S63).Read more

Advent Calendar: 23 December – Mistletoe

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Engraved illustration of mistletoe from Elizabeth Blackwell’s A Curious Herbal, published in 1739 (sf QK99.B5 Volume 1). Mistletoe has long been associated with Christmas – used in wreath decorations under which people are encouraged to kiss.… Read more

Advent Calendar: 22 December – The Ruhleben Camp magazine

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Illustration ‘The Christmas Pudding’ from the The Ruhleben Camp magazine, Christmas Issue, 1916 (r DG3A15).Read more

Seeker no longer available from 25 January: do you need to take action?

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Seeker and all saved results in this system will no longer be available from 25 January 2019.… Read more

Advent Calendar: 21 December – Remembrance

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Pamphlet called Remembrance produced for Christmas 1916 by Mrs Herkless, wife of Principal John Herkless, and the ladies of the University.… Read more

“British Restaurants” in Cupar

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Cupar from the East Bridge from The Kingdom of Fife, calotyped by Thomas Rodger, St Andrews, 1860s (rf DA880.F4R7E61 Vol.

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Advent Calendar: 20 December – Christmas Post

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Photographs of postman Andrew Kirk delivering Christmas parcels and of the Christmas rush at the post office depot in St Andrews, December 1936 (GMC-EA-324 and GMC-EA-331-A).… Read more

The new UK Reproducibility Network aims to support good science at scale

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In September, researchers including Professor Munafò of the University of Bristol launched the UK reproducibility network, at an event which brought together representatives from some of the UK’s major research funders, scientific publishers and other key stakeholders.… Read more