University Library Special Collections Visiting Scholars Show and Tell Programme

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Back in March, we announced the names of this year’s University Library Special Collections Visiting Scholars.… 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

Conference ‘Dress and Décor: Domestic Textiles and Personal Adornment in Scotland up to 1700’

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The University Library Special Collections Division recently contributed to the conference ‘Dress and Décor: Domestic Textiles and Personal Adornment in Scotland up to 1700’.Read more

Rectors of the University of St Andrews, 1993 to present

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Here we conclude our mini-series on Rectors of the University, in this Rectorial installation season, covering the most recent occupants of the role.Read more

Cricketer, Comedians, and Campaigners: Rectors, 1967-1993

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This post continues our mini-series on former Rectors of the University of St Andrews.

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Sir Learie Constantine (1967-70) Son of a sugar plantation worker and grandson of a slave, Constantine trained as a barrister, and was the first High Commissioner for Trinidad and Tobago to London.… Read more

Rectors of the University of St Andrews, 1938 to 1967

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University of St Andrews Rector from the Cook album ms38799

This week sees the installation of a new Rector at the University.… Read more

Poems Aloud! 2018 winner – congratulations

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Poems Aloud! audience in the Byre Studio Theatre

The University Library’s annual contribution to the StAnza (poetry festival) programme, Poems Aloud!… Read more

StAnza Poetry Festival

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Last Thursday the University Library Special Collections put on a show and tell as part of this year’s StAnza poetry festival for an audience of over 20 enthusiastic and knowledgeable attendees.… Read more

Come and hear Poems Aloud!

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Isi Webb-Jenkins, last year’s winner performing in The Byre

Come to The Byre on Friday 9 March from 1530 – 1630 to watch University students perform memorized poems from StAnza 2018 headline poets.… Read more

Editors at work: Constructing Knowledge and Identity through Scientific Periodicals

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The Edinburgh Journal of Natural and Geographical Science, 1829 For QC876.L4

The workshop ‘Editors and Editing of Scientific Periodicals: Constructing Knowledge and Identity, 1760s-1910s’ was hosted by the School of History from the 18th to 19th January.… Read more