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Singing for survival

Thursday 21 December 2006

Singing for survival - white- handed gibbons in Thailand. CREDIT: Esther Clarke.

St Andrews 'beams' into world's top 30

Wednesday 20 December 2006

A discovery made by a team of physicists from University of St Andrews has been recognised as one of the World's top 30 optics results in 2006.

Mind - the gap?

Tuesday 12 December 2006

How have human attitudes to animals changed over recent decades? Are our human abilities and instincts so very different from those of other animals? University primatologist Professor Andrew Whiten took part in a recent public debate in London which addressed what, if anything, really distinguishes human beings from their fellow creatures.

Eat Safe record at St Andrews

Friday 08 December 2006

University staff receiving their Eat Safe awards.

Alumni carol service 2006

Friday 08 December 2006

Alumni and friends of the University of St Andrews are invited to attend this year's Alumni Carol Service.

Graduates gather for winter meeting

Thursday 07 December 2006

Over eighty members of the General Council of the University of St Andrews, with graduation dates spanning the last sixty-six years, gathered in London recently.

New director for SDHI

Wednesday 06 December 2006

A leading Professor of health care policy has been appointed as the new Director of a collaborative research centre that aims to improve the nation's health.

Feline form of Alzheimer's

Wednesday 06 December 2006

Caption: Cardhu, the inspiration behind the Gunn-Moore study.

Mathematician awarded prestigious medal

Monday 04 December 2006

Professor Priest being presented with the Robinson medal by Lord Eames and accompanied by Professor Bailey, director of Armagh Observatory.

World-wide appeal of graduation

Thursday 30 November 2006

Head of School Professor Peter McKiernan, far right, and Julie Brooks, Director of Postgraduate Studies, cut the cake with new Professors Nic Beech, Chris Carter and Frank Mueller.

Lifelong learning continues at St Andrews

Thursday 30 November 2006

Morna Ramday with daughter, and fellow St Andrews graduate, Rhona after today's graduation. Credit Alan Richardson, PIX-AR.

Graduation address 30th November 2006

Thursday 30 November 2006

Chancellor, Ladies and Gentlemen -

Double Dutch at St Andrews

Thursday 30 November 2006

Double vision: Ilze and Ellen pictured earlier today. Credit Alan Richardson, PIX-AR.

Degrees of love

Thursday 30 November 2006

Flying the flag - Alexandra and Simon pictured earlier today. Credit: Alan Richardson, PIX-AR.

St Andrews day honours

Monday 27 November 2006

An expert on historic buildings, a former chairman of the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (SHEFC) and a Scottish composer will receive honorary degrees from the University of St Andrews on St Andrews Day, Thursday November 30th 2006.

Snowball earth proof in Scottish-irish rocks

Monday 27 November 2006

Researchers have discovered evidence for an ancient glaciation in old Caledonian rocks - a previously undiscovered finding which indicates that the planet froze over during the 'Snowball Earth' period nearly 700 million years ago.

Anatomy acts

Monday 27 November 2006

An exhibition which explores the human body, inside and out, is currently running at the University of St Andrews.

St Andrews leads research boost for Scotland

Thursday 23 November 2006

The University of St Andrews is to share in an award of £9.4 million from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to launch a major new collaboration on research in economics.

St Andrews wins first prize at THES 2006 awards

Friday 17 November 2006

The University of St Andrews has been named as the UK's top university for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development.

Safe storage for cyclists

Friday 10 November 2006

Web Manager Stephen Evans locks his bike away for the day using the new secure facility.

Helen Mirren supports creativity venture

Friday 10 November 2006

Helen Mirren, pictured after being made a Doctor of Letters by the University in 1999.

From soap opera to Scottish identity

Thursday 09 November 2006

Experts in film from Asian cinema to British costume drama will gather for a one-day conference organised by students at the Universities of St Andrews.

Physicist named top 50 in the world

Tuesday 07 November 2006

Professor Ulf Leonhardt, recipient of a Scientific American 50 award.

The sun in stereo

Monday 06 November 2006

L-R Professor Eric Priest and Dr Duncan Mackay.

Demystifying higher education

Monday 06 November 2006

A new project aimed at demystifying higher education to mature students will launch at the University of St Andrews tomorrow (Tuesday 7th November 2006).

HE Khatami's lecture

Friday 03 November 2006

The following lecture was given by HE Mohammad Khatami at the University of St Andrews on Tuesday 31st August 2006.

Discovery boosts fight against infection

Friday 03 November 2006

A breakthrough by an international research team led by scientists from the University of St Andrews could help fight deadly bacteria responsible for diseases like meningitis, blood disorders and hospital-acquired infections.

World-first Syrian research centre at St Andrews

Thursday 02 November 2006

The first academic research centre in the World to focus on Syrian culture, politics and history will open at the University of St Andrews tomorrow (Friday 3rd November 2006).

Laureation address for HE Khatami

Tuesday 31 October 2006

The following laureation address was delivered to HE Seyed Mohammad Khatami by Professor Michael Bentley (School of History) prior to the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws being conferred upon him.

Khatami exclusive interview

Tuesday 31 October 2006

"George Bush gets bigger protests everywhere he goes"

'Sticking plaster' cure for skin cancer

Monday 30 October 2006

Professor Ifor Samuel with the new 'sticking plaster' device, which will 'revolutionise the treatment of skin cancer' CREDIT: Alan Richardson, Pix A-R.

Staff get in the pink for cancer research

Wednesday 25 October 2006

Dr Valerie Smith (front centre) is pictured with colleagues during Friday's 'Wear it Pink' day. CREDIT: Peter Adamson.

Mathematicians pay tribute to former Professor

Monday 23 October 2006

Mathematicians at the University of St Andrews hosted a special lecture recently in memory of a former professor.

'Safe' hands for businesses

Monday 09 October 2006

A new research network for academics and professionals in accounting, economics and finance is being launched at the University of St Andrews. It is hoped that the new network will produce research that will provide new frameworks for businesses, helping them be more innovative, more profitable and easier to run.

Record number of visitors to university

Wednesday 04 October 2006

Over five hundred potential students and their parents will gather at the University of St Andrews today, in the institution's biggest ever open day.

Bollywood movie 'most successful of all time'

Wednesday 04 October 2006

CAPTION: Dina Iordanova, head of Film Studies CREDIT: Alan Richardson, Pix A-R

Corona's clues to 'space weather'

Wednesday 27 September 2006

Scientists at the University of St Andrews are part of an international team investigating the Sun's atmosphere for clues about so-called 'space weather'.

Wide-eyed telescope finds stars that wink

Tuesday 26 September 2006

CAPTION: Artist's impression of a 'hot Jupiter' during transit. CREDIT: Mark A. Garlick /

Khatami to receive honorary degree

Monday 25 September 2006

His Excellency Seyed Mohammad Khatami, former President of Iran, will visit the UK next month to receive an Honorary Degree and deliver a lecture at the University of St Andrews.

Human fossil dated in St Andrews

Thursday 21 September 2006

CAPTION: The fossil was found in a remote part of Ethiopia.

Volcanic bug yields cancer clue

Friday 15 September 2006

CAPTION: Archaea are microbes found in extreme conditions such as hot volcanic pools (above). CREDIT: Malcolm White.

Part-time duo win Provost's prize

Friday 15 September 2006

CAPTION: Kirk Graham and Manuel Morales Perez after graduating from the evening degree in June.

Outreach project enters third year

Thursday 14 September 2006

The third year of an innovative project between the University of St Andrews and a Fife High School was launched at a special event this week.

St Andrews named Scottish university of the year

Monday 11 September 2006

The University of St Andrews has been named Scottish university of the year by the Sunday Times University Guide. The University was rated top in Scotland and 10th in the UK.

UK's leading economists gather in St Andrews

Wednesday 06 September 2006

Some of the UK's most distinguished economists will attend a conference hosted by the University of St Andrews' Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis (CDMA) in St Andrews on 6-8 September 2006.

Accounting for sustainability

Monday 04 September 2006

Critically assessing business response to the sustainable development agenda and the consequent financial implications for industry will be among the subjects explored at a summer school for academics at the University of St Andrews this week.

St Andrews medical school best in UK

Tuesday 29 August 2006

The Bute Medical School at the University of St Andrews has been voted the best in the country, according to the results of the 2006 National Student Survey.

Chimpanzees play 'chinese whispers'

Tuesday 29 August 2006

* Caption - observational learning by chimpanzees. Each chimpanzee in a chain of up to six learned the method they saw used to open a food box and passed it on to the next chimpanzee. Here a chimpanzee demonstrates the 'lift door' approach. Image by Devyn Carter, Yerkes Center. *

National student survey

Wednesday 23 August 2006

The University of St Andrews has the most satisfied students in Scotland - according to the results of a new survey published today.

DRA presented top green award

Tuesday 22 August 2006

CAPTION: David Russell Apartments, recipient of the Green Tourism Business Scheme's Gold Award.

Whisky international

Monday 21 August 2006

CAPTION: Dr David Wishart. CREDIT: Douglas Robertson.

A matter of darkness

Friday 18 August 2006

A new study into where the normal matter produced by the Big Bang is today, has discovered that twenty percent has already turned into stars.

Raising the flag for St Andrews

Thursday 17 August 2006

An event known as 'the Olympics of genealogy and heraldry' will literally bring St Andrews to a standstill when it descends upon the town next week.

£2m to revolutionise drug delivery

Monday 14 August 2006

Scientists from the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee have won a major new research grant to develop a completely new technology for delivering cell-by- cell medical treatments.

Royal showcase for sea mammal research

Wednesday 09 August 2006

University of St Andrews scientists have been chosen to showcase their research at a Buckingham Palace 'Science Day'.

Youth and ethnic identity in Scotland

Monday 07 August 2006

A study of young people of different ethnic origins in Scotland has found that minority ethnic youths place more importance on being Scottish than their white counterparts.

Epic event a 'classic' success

Monday 31 July 2006

CAPTION: Students and staff recently took part in the charity event 'Homerathon' CREDIT: Hannah Swithinbank

'Future Vision' roadshow funded

Thursday 20 July 2006

Technology which could see through terrorists' clothing, spot a volcano on the verge of eruption or see wounds under bandages is to be showcased as part of a new initiative that will be rolled out across the UK.

Pathway to medicine

Monday 17 July 2006

Careers in medicine are to be offered to Scottish college students for the first time under a new joint access programme launched by Perth College and the University of St Andrews.

Sustainable development role for Professor

Wednesday 12 July 2006

A University of St Andrews Professor has been appointed Vice- Chair (Scotland) of the UK's Sustainable Development Commission.

Scientists discover 'jellyfish explosion'

Tuesday 11 July 2006

CAPTION: Dr Andrew Brierley holding a large jellyfish on the deck of the research vessel.

University's success at National Catering Awards

Wednesday 05 July 2006

* Pic caption - left-to-right - Carol Smillie; the University's Hamish Johnston; Dr George Paterson, Director of the Food Standards Agency. *

Study slams social responsibility report

Tuesday 04 July 2006

* Professor Jan Bebbington *

School's in for summer!

Thursday 29 June 2006

The Sutton Trust's only Summer School in Scotland will once again run at the University of St Andrews this year.

University appoints new Secretary & Registrar

Tuesday 27 June 2006

The University of St Andrews has appointed Mr Mark Butler as Secretary and Registrar.

University pays tribute to Deputy Principal

Friday 23 June 2006

The University yesterday paid tribute to Deputy Principal David Corner with an honorary degree. David, who has worked for the University since 1975, was made a Doctor of Letters alongside golfer Charlie Sifford (Doctor of Laws) and Professor of Physics, Theodor Hansch (Doctor of Science). The laureation address (below) was given by Principal Dr Brian Lang.


Friday 23 June 2006

A 78 year old lady epitomised the phrase 'lifelong learning' when she received her PhD from the University of St Andrews today (Friday 23 June 2006).

Journey to the bottom of the ocean

Friday 23 June 2006

CAPTION: Dr Austin's colleagues, Helen Beddow-Twigg, Fiona Hibbert and Alix Cage trying out their survival suits.

Honorary graduates 23rd June (am)

Friday 23 June 2006

The University this morning conferred degrees upon Professor of Physic Sir Keith Peters and the writer William Dalrymple. They are pictured (left-right) with John Mackie, who was awarded the University medal.

Honorary graduates - 23rd June (pm)

Friday 23 June 2006

The University this afternoon conferred degrees upon -

Honorary degrees 22nd June (pm)

Friday 23 June 2006

Honorary degrees were conferred yesterday afternoon upon (lef- right) David Corner, Charlie Sifford and Professor Theodor Hansch. The are pictured afterwards with (far left) Principal and Vice-Chancellor Dr Brian Lang and (far right) Chancellor Sir Menzies Campbell, who took on the role of conferring degrees for the first time yesterday.

Graduates' donation to university museum

Friday 23 June 2006

* Pic caption - left-to-right - Dr Iain Matthews (School of Biology), Elspeth Smith (Treasurer), Dr Martin Milner (Curator, Bell- Pettigrew Museum) and Pamela Robertson (Secretary) at the presentation *

'Absolutely Fabulous' graduation

Friday 23 June 2006

Actress Joanna Lumley and naturalist Sir John Lister-Kaye were awarded honorary degrees in yesterday morning's graduation ceremony (pictured above afterwards).

Michael Douglas and Tom Farmer graduate

Wednesday 21 June 2006

Honorary degrees were conferred today (Wednesday 21st June) upon Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas (pictured with his wife, the actress Catherine Zeta- Jones) and businessman and founder of Kwik-Fit, Sir Tom Farmer (pictured right).

Honorary degrees 20th June 2006

Wednesday 21 June 2006

Honorary degrees were conferred yesterday (20th June) on Professors Zhores Alferov and Victoria Bruce OBE.

Graduation 2006 - opening address

Tuesday 20 June 2006

Delivered this afternoon by Professor Ronald A. Piper Vice Principal (Learning & Teaching)

Free breakfast for biking commuters

Tuesday 20 June 2006

* Staff cyclists at last year's National Bike Week event *

The fruits of intelligence

Monday 19 June 2006

CAPTION: Researcher Karline Janmaat observing a mangabey on a trail in Uganda.

St Andrews to honour civil rights pioneer

Friday 16 June 2006


Filmmaking in Scotland

Thursday 15 June 2006

Scotland will be one of the many burgeoning peripheral cinemas to be discussed at an international film studies conference starting at the University of St Andrews today (Thursday 15 June 2006).

'Classic' event returns to St Andrews

Tuesday 13 June 2006


Michael Douglas honorary degree

Monday 12 June 2006

21 JUNE 2006 - 10.30 A.M.

An evening with Charles Sifford

Monday 12 June 2006

Charlie Sifford, the legendary black golfer and civil rights pioneer to whom the University of St Andrews will give an honorary degree next week, will meet and answer questions from the public in St Andrews at a special event staged to mark the award of his degree.

Beyond Hollywood

Thursday 08 June 2006

Leading international filmmakers, critics and film scholars will descend on St Andrews next week, as the University's Centre for Film Studies celebrates its first anniversary.

Complex magnetic footprints on an infant star

Tuesday 06 June 2006

Scottish and French astronomers have found a star with a fossilised magnetic field, left over from the time when the star formed.

Bright sparks flock to chemistry camp

Tuesday 06 June 2006

Fifty students from schools throughout the UK have been selected to participate in a residential chemistry camp at the University of St Andrews.

Honorary degrees June 2006

Monday 05 June 2006

Figures from the worlds of film, science, sport and the arts will be awarded honorary degrees by the University of St Andrews later this month.

Former UN anti-terror officer to chair in IR

Thursday 01 June 2006

The University of St Andrews has appointed Professor Alex P. Schmid to a Chair in International Relations and the new Director of its Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence.

Embracing citizenship and civil society

Wednesday 31 May 2006

Lord Hastings, the BBC's head of corporate social responsibility, will deliver a Sustainable Development Leadership Lecture at the University of St Andrews today (Wednesday 31st May 2006).

'Robot' boosts university's research strengths

Wednesday 31 May 2006

Caption - Professor Slawin. Credit - Alan Richardson.

Bobby Jones scholars 2006

Tuesday 30 May 2006

CAPTION: This year's outgoing Bobby Jones scholars, pictured (right of centre) with Vice-Principal Stephen Magee and the current scholars from Emory. CREDIT: Stan Farrow

The architects who shaped Scotland

Monday 29 May 2006

A three-year research project into the designers of many of Scotland's buildings will culminate this week (Tuesday 30 May 2006) with the launch of a unique publicly-available database of Scottish architects. No other country in Europe can boast such a historical database of its architects.

Do daughters pay price of marital strife?

Wednesday 24 May 2006

* Average facial images of three groups of young women; left-right: those with separated parents, those with unseparated parents who rated their parents' relationship as poor quality, and those who reported their parents' relationship as good quality. Credit - Perception Lab, University of St Andrews *

Capitol chance for St Andrews student

Tuesday 23 May 2006

A third year undergraduate at the University of St Andrews has gained a place on the prestigious Washington-Ireland Programme as part of the Class of 2006.

Art workshop makes an impression

Monday 22 May 2006

* Deborah Hart, aged 5 - credit, Peter Adamson *

From Fife to Rio de Janeiro

Friday 19 May 2006

CAPTION: Natalie Roncone, Maria Halkias and John McCallum (front row) with representatives of the University and the Trust at the Burnwynd History & Art Dinner.

Sophisticated monkey communication discovered

Thursday 18 May 2006

CAPTION: Kate, left, in the field recording the calls made by putty nosed monkeys, pictured right.

Project to boost student employability

Thursday 18 May 2006

University of St Andrews students will benefit from work-related learning thanks to £1.2 million investment from the Scottish Funding Council.

Innovative school project success

Wednesday 17 May 2006

CAPTION: This year's finalists; Caitlin MacFarlane, Talha Syed (winner), Kevin Connolly, Erin MacGalloway.

Early photographs boost university collection

Tuesday 16 May 2006

CAPTION: An image of Lady Mary Hamilton, one of the new photos acquired by the University.

Cardinal O'Brien on Sudan

Wednesday 10 May 2006

Cardinal Keith O'Brien will deliver a public lecture on the crisis in Sudan at the University of St Andrews today (Wednesday 10th May 2006). The lecture is this year's Religion and Politics lecture for the University's Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics (CSRP).

Dolphins whistle their 'names'

Tuesday 09 May 2006

PICTURE CREDIT: Dr Vincent Janik.

A select exhibition!

Tuesday 09 May 2006

* Caption - Alan Davie, Zurich Improvisations XII, 1966. Museum Collections, University of St Andrews *

St Andrews AUT ballot result

Thursday 04 May 2006


University of St Andrews and AUT

Tuesday 02 May 2006


Students link with local employers

Tuesday 02 May 2006

St Andrews students and local employers have a new opportunity to work together for their mutual benefit in an initiative being developed by the University Careers Centre.

Money talks

Thursday 27 April 2006

* Professor Frank Figge *

Hear my song

Wednesday 26 April 2006

* Singing male chaffinch - credit, Dr Henrik Brumm *

The Englishness of English law

Monday 24 April 2006

The peculiarities of English law will be explored at a public lecture at the University of St Andrews this week (Wednesday 26th April 2006).

Whisky a go-go

Wednesday 19 April 2006

CAPTION: Dr David Wishart. CREDIT: Douglas Robertson,

Sir Menzies Campbell to be installed as Chancellor

Wednesday 19 April 2006

* Pic caption - left-to-right - Rt Hon Lord Brian Gill, Anna Ford, Dr Brian Lang, Rt Hon Sir Menzies Campbell and Dame Jennifer Jenkins *

Michael Douglas to receive honorary degree

Wednesday 19 April 2006

Film producer and actor Michael Douglas is to receive an honorary degree from the University of St Andrews.

Biography masterclass

Wednesday 19 April 2006

A Biography Masterclass at the University of St Andrews this week (21 and 22 April 2006) will bring five prominent life-writers together to discuss the art and craft of literary biography.

Scots chemist awarded for 'major contribution'

Tuesday 18 April 2006

CAPTION: Dr Douglas Philp, winner of the 2005 Saltire Society and Scottish & Newcastle Scottish Science Award.

Honorary degree for golfing great

Monday 17 April 2006

The University of St Andrews is to give an Honorary Degree to Charlie Sifford, the father of African American golf and the man whose career began the dismantling of racial barriers in the sport.

New Chancellor to be installed

Friday 14 April 2006

The new Chancellor of the University of St Andrews will be officially installed next week.

University wins Fairtrade status

Wednesday 12 April 2006

The University of St Andrews has been awarded Fairtrade status.

Sir Kenneth awarded honorary presidency

Wednesday 12 April 2006

The former Chancellor of the University of St Andrews, Sir Kenneth Dover, will be made Honorary President of the Students' Association today (Wednesday, 12 April).

German greats support university initiative

Wednesday 12 April 2006

Germany's most famous exports from the worlds of sport and modelling are lending their support to an initiative aimed at promoting the German language to school children in Scotland.

White light takes hold in biology

Tuesday 11 April 2006

World-first studies are underway at the University of St Andrews, exploring how a novel 'white light' laser could penetrate skin tissue more effectively than current laser surgery methods.

Balkan cinema comes to St Andrews

Tuesday 04 April 2006

* Caption - Professor Dina Iordanova *

National Science Week goes with a bang!

Wednesday 29 March 2006

From pickled gherkins to the Teletubbies to the creation of the universe, National Science Week went with a 'big bang' at the University of St Andrews.

Classics scholars plan epic event

Monday 27 March 2006

Classical scholars at the University of St Andrews will stage an epic 12-hour performance of the ancient work of Homer for charity next month.

Scots role in hazardous volcano warning

Friday 24 March 2006

CAPTION: The increasingly dangerous volcano in Montserrat is to be further investigated.

The mobile element found in volcanoes

Thursday 23 March 2006

CAPTION: Jamie pictured during a recent field trip to the Motzfeldt area of southern Greenland.

Shipwreck project heads south

Tuesday 21 March 2006

A University of St Andrews-based project which uses high resolution sonar systems to investigate shipwrecks will head south for an Open Day later this month.

Can accounting save the world?

Tuesday 14 March 2006

How can the world's largest corporations do their bit for sustainability? Two experts in social and environmental accounting will examine the area of corporate responsibility at a public lecture at the University of St Andrews.

Bright sparks compete for chemistry title

Monday 13 March 2006

Budding young chemists from throughout Tayside and Fife will gather in St Andrews tomorrow (Tuesday 14 March 2006, 6pm) for the regional finals of a prestigious chemistry quiz.

New Rector to be installed

Thursday 09 March 2006

CAPTION: Simon Pepper arrives and leaves for the traditional drag in style.

A trio of new fellows

Thursday 09 March 2006

Two scientists and the Principal of the University of St Andrews have been made Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Turning creative minds into business brains

Tuesday 07 March 2006

A pioneering course designed to turn creative people into commercial successes could play a key role in boosting Scotland's creative industries.

The history of the universe in 60 minutes

Tuesday 07 March 2006

A renowned science writer and broadcaster will give a one hour, high-impact talk on the history of the universe next week (Friday 17 March 2006), illustrated by Teletubbies, Led Zeppelin and an electrified gherkin.

Remembering to forget

Wednesday 01 March 2006

Forgotten memorials, foreign memorials, and those which encourage forgetting rather than remembering, will be examined by academics at the University of St Andrews today (1st March 2006).

Flagship role for maritime historian

Wednesday 01 March 2006

* Pic caption - Dr Prescott with the salvaged anchor of HMS Beagle *

Sparks fly in National Science Week

Tuesday 28 February 2006

Where do you inherit your hair colour from? What's inside your mobile phone? How does memory work? What would you look like if you had been born in the opposite sex? And, most bizarre of all, do chickens prefer beautiful humans?

New Rector to be installed

Tuesday 28 February 2006

The new Rector of the University of St Andrews will be installed at a public ceremony next month (Friday 10 March 2006).

Literary tribute to former student

Monday 27 February 2006

The 14th Dan Hemingway Prize was presented last week (Friday 24 February 2006) at a reception hosted by the University of St Andrews.

The depths of attraction

Thursday 23 February 2006

CAPTION: Would women prefer Barry White (left) or James Blunt?

Students vying for top entrepreneur award

Tuesday 21 February 2006

Three teams of University of St Andrews students have reached the final of the National Business Plan Competition with inventions including a vending machine supplier that provides healthy drinks and snacks for gym users.

MP job-shadows scientist

Tuesday 21 February 2006

* Pic caption - left-to-right - Dr Jeffrey Walton, Dr Nick Westwood and John MacDougall MP. Credit - Tim Fitzpatrick *

Evolutionary biology: bridging the past and future

Tuesday 21 February 2006

The evolutionary biology of plants will be the topic of discussion in the first inaugural lecture at the University of St Andrews this semester.

St Andrews records highest rise in applications

Thursday 16 February 2006

The University of St Andrews has recorded an 11.1% rise in applications - the highest of any university in Scotland and one of the highest in the UK, according to statistics released by Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

Suicidal tendencies

Wednesday 15 February 2006

Asylum, medical and legal records dating back 500 years could provide the first ever comprehensive insight into suicide in Scotland throughout the ages.

Einstein's theory 'improved'?

Monday 13 February 2006

CAPTION: HongSheng Zhao and the 'simple formula'. CREDIT: Tim Fitzpatrick.

Staff awards ceremony

Wednesday 08 February 2006

* Award-winning staff with, left- to-right, Roger Smith (Director of Residential and Business Services), Dr Brian Lang (Principal and Vice-Chancellor) and Derek Watson (Quaestor and Factor) *

Viruses may help cure cancers

Friday 03 February 2006

Medical scientists from all over the World have gathered at the University of St Andrews to discuss exciting strategies for producing viruses which can target tumour cells.

Tiny star's clues to climate change

Friday 03 February 2006

CAPTION: Professor Andrew Collier Cameron, one of the St Andrews' scientists involved in the study.

Nanoscale engineering to power a greener future

Thursday 02 February 2006

Researchers at the University of St Andrews have discovered a new material which could lead to significantly more powerful fuel cells than currently available.

Discovery of earth-like planet

Wednesday 25 January 2006

L-R: Professor Keith Horne, an artist's illustration of the new planet (credit European Southern Observatory), Dr Martin Dominik (credit Alan Richardson).

Seals & whales in an industrialised world

Tuesday 24 January 2006

The Sea Mammal Research Unit at the University of St Andrews has been awarded £381,000 by the Government's Public Sector Research Exploitation (PSRE) initiative to develop new commercial applications for its ground-breaking studies of marine mammals.

Rare arctic sightings in Moray Firth

Monday 23 January 2006

* Caption - ringed seal spotted late last year *

Donation honours Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday 18 January 2006

In honour of Benjamin Franklin, one of St Andrews' most eminent honorary graduands, the University is pleased to announce that a gift of £30,000 has been donated towards the new Arts building.

Sir Menzies Campbell elected Chancellor

Wednesday 11 January 2006

Sir Menzies Campbell MP has been elected Chancellor of the University of St Andrews by the institution's General Council with immediate effect.