Halloween feedback – your comments

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You left 128 tricks and treats on our feedback board! Thank you for telling us what fills you with dread about the Library and what was a pleasant surprise.… Read more

Colour me clean! Basic Care and Preservation of Photographic Collections

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A one-day theory and practical workshop on the basic care and preservation of photographs was organised and hosted by the University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections Division.… Read more

Event: Historical crime reports and Burnet’s His Bloody Project

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Title page from 1863 Glasgow chapbook.

“Historical archives are magical, inspiring places for writers”, notes Graeme Macrae Burnet, author of this year’s St Andrews Booker Project novel: His Bloody Project.… Read more

“There’s been a murder!” – St Andrews students investigate and take part in our Booker Prize Project event

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Kirkforthar murder illustration on pamphlet

Image from: Report of the trial and execution of Michael Scanlan for the murder of Margaret Maxwell on 16th February 1852 : to which is appended a short account of the cases of murder in the county of Fife for a century previous.Read more

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