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News archive 2010

Students play key role in new planet discovery

Tuesday 14 December 2010

St Andrews students aid international team's discovery of giant star.

St Andrews science singled out

Wednesday 08 December 2010

UK body highlights University research.

Prestigious appointment for philosopher

Tuesday 07 December 2010

St Andrews Professor named first Scottish-based chair of leading body.

The road and the miles from Dundee

Monday 06 December 2010

University Chef walks for miles to feed students.

St Andrews student creates a 'hullabaloo'

Wednesday 01 December 2010

Student releases song to mark World AIDS Day 2010

Closing graduation address

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Graduation address by Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson

Opening graduation address

Wednesday 01 December 2010

Graduation address by Professor Jan Bebbington.

Honorary degrees

Friday 26 November 2010

Honorary degrees will be awarded to Olympic rower Sir Steve Redgrave and Turner Prize-winning artist Richard Long on the St Andrew's Day graduation ceremony.

Fifty of the best

Wednesday 24 November 2010

University publishes fifty of its finest treasures in new collection.

Get your skates on!

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Students will bring some festive spirit to St Andrews this weekend with the town's first outdoor ice rink.

Open minds

Friday 19 November 2010

The University of St Andrews throws open the doors to learning

X-ray research paves the way for Lassa Fever vaccine

Thursday 18 November 2010

St Andrews scientists reveal structure of Lassa virus

Royal match made in St Andrews

Tuesday 16 November 2010

William and Kate announce their engagement.

First Minister opens gateway to medical discovery

Friday 12 November 2010

First Minister hails new facility for Medicine and Research as a world-leading learning environment

Understanding Alzheimer's

Monday 08 November 2010

St Andrews scientists find new way to study disease.

Scientists create 'invisible' material

Thursday 04 November 2010

Development leads the way for ‘invisible’ clothing and perfect vision.

Study identifies increasing 'marriage migration' to Sweden

Thursday 28 October 2010

Experts say that gender equality and freedom of choice are constrained.

£1.5 million boost for creative industries

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Culture Minister visits St Andrews to help launch business voucher scheme.

Mystery seal deaths 'caused by boats'

Tuesday 26 October 2010

‘Corkscrew killer’ not sharks but boats say experts.

Is there more to life than genes?

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Scientist leads tenth debate in the James Gregory lecture series.

St Andrews economic impact revealed

Monday 11 October 2010

New report shows University's contribution to the economy

600th anniversary composition competition

Friday 08 October 2010

University of St Andrews challenging young composers to sound the 600th

Mister Pip author to visit St Andrews

Wednesday 06 October 2010

Lloyd Jones to take part in Q&A and signing session.

New accommodation welcomes returning students

Wednesday 06 October 2010

First new blocks named after former Rectors.

Laying the foundations for biomedical discovery

Tuesday 05 October 2010

Education Secretary lays one of the first bricks for new Biomedical Sciences Research Complex.

Breaking new ground on ancient ground

Thursday 30 September 2010

University of St Andrews the first in Scotland to sound a ring of bells as it celebrates chapel’s 550th anniversary.

Phones know how you feel

Wednesday 29 September 2010

New phone technology knows if you're sad or happy

One man's waste is another man's treasure

Wednesday 29 September 2010

Re-use initiative shortlisted for Scottish Waste and Resources Award.

St Andrews students praised for leaving cars at home

Tuesday 28 September 2010

Student drivers decrease for new term.

Why it's all a blur

Monday 27 September 2010

New research focuses on why we are fooled by a popular optical illusion.

St Andrews first for research

Wednesday 22 September 2010

The University of St Andrews hosts Scotland’s first Researchers’ Night.

Exploring the impact of the Scottish Reformation

Tuesday 21 September 2010

Launch of exhibition to mark the 450th anniversary of the Reformation.

Dust, volcanoes and the ignition of life

Monday 20 September 2010

New study to examine the importance of dust.

An original copy of one of the six Papal Bulls

Pope heralds University of St Andrews' 600th anniversary

Friday 17 September 2010

Pope Benedict reflects on historic links with Scotland's oldest University.

Mapping new trends

Wednesday 15 September 2010

International event brings leading writers to St Andrews.

Double distinction for Evening Degree graduate

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Retired housekeeping assistant wins Provost’s Prize.

From dough ring to benzene ring

Tuesday 14 September 2010

Link between University and local baker celebrated.

Growing old gracefully

Tuesday 14 September 2010

The answer to a long and healthy life is exercise say researchers.

Progress against polio

Friday 10 September 2010

New Medical and Biological Science Building opens its doors for European conference.

Tower of St Salvador's Chapel

St Andrews ringing the changes

Friday 10 September 2010

Chapel bells will bring another first for Scotland.

Your plaice or mine?

Wednesday 08 September 2010

Male fish refuse to ask for directions.

Conversations with the author

Monday 06 September 2010

Event celebrates work of St Andrews’ writer.

Student enters the Dragon's Pen

Thursday 02 September 2010

St Andrews creative writer wins top award.

Public lectures to mark D'Arcy day

Tuesday 31 August 2010

A celebration of the life and work of D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson.

Helping halt bee decline

Friday 27 August 2010

The University of St Andrews has established its first honey bee colony on University grounds, with the support of the Fife Beekeeping Association.

St Andrews top for student satisfaction

Wednesday 18 August 2010

St Andrews students are the most satisfied in the UK, according to a national survey published today.

Experts to investigate mysterious seal deaths

Sunday 15 August 2010

St Andrews' scientists to work with Government on cause of recent deaths.

Boost for University wind farm plan

Thursday 12 August 2010

A plan to develop a wind farm at Kenly near St Andrews has received an important boost from a survey of people living in the communities of Kingsbarns, Boarhills and Dunino.

Scientists discover 'record melt'

Thursday 12 August 2010

St Andrews' researcher records major ice cap melt.

St Andrews Prize for the Environment

Tuesday 10 August 2010

Call for entries for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2011.

Sustainably speaking

Monday 26 July 2010

Leading academic calls for low carbon conferences.

Right to Buy 'failed to mobilise workforce'

Monday 19 July 2010

New research suggests Right to Buy has left many owners trapped.

Golf stars honoured

Wednesday 14 July 2010

Three of the world’s greatest golfers were honoured by Scotland’s oldest university yesterday.

Golf graduation address - Dr Louise Richardson

Tuesday 13 July 2010

Principal and Vice-Chancellor delivers today's address.

Laureation address - Tom Watson

Tuesday 13 July 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Laureation address - Padraig Harrington

Tuesday 13 July 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Laureation address - Johann Rupert

Tuesday 13 July 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Laureation address - Arnold Palmer

Tuesday 13 July 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Citation address - Jim Farmer

Tuesday 13 July 2010

University Medal

University first as golf graduation to be shown live

Thursday 08 July 2010

Fully-booked ceremony to be shown live on website.

International honour for St Andrews philosopher

Tuesday 06 July 2010

Dr Jens Timmermann awarded International Kant Prize.

Avatar and portrayals of Pacific peoples

Friday 02 July 2010

Series of free public events explores anthropology and Pacific peoples.

Green man's guide to sporting success

Friday 02 July 2010

Re-publication of rare book illuminates achievements of ultimate pedestrian.

Tiny primate 'punk' in danger of extinction

Tuesday 29 June 2010

Charismatic Colombian primate population suffers significant drop.

Closing graduation address - Dr Sara Lodge

Friday 25 June 2010

The closing Graduation Address was delivered by Dr Sara Lodge (School of English) on the afternoon of Friday 25 June 2010.

Laureation address - Irene Khan

Friday 25 June 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Laureation address - Dr Arvo Pärt

Friday 25 June 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music

Laureation address - Emeritus Professor John W Allen

Friday 25 June 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

Laureation address - Emeritus Professor Ian W Campbell

Friday 25 June 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Medicine

Another golden day for Mary

Friday 25 June 2010

Honorary degree reunites Leuchars squadron with Dame Mary Peters.

Chimpanzee trend-setters

Friday 25 June 2010

New study shows that chimps ‘ape’ the prestigious.

Laureation address - Dame Mary Peters

Thursday 24 June 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Laureation address - Baroness Manningham-Buller

Thursday 24 June 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Graduation address - Louise Richardson

Thursday 24 June 2010

The following Graduation Address was delivered by Louise Richardson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, on the afternoon of Thursday 24 June 2010.

Laureation address - Mr Doug Allan

Thursday 24 June 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

Graduation address - morning of Wednesday 24 June 2010

Thursday 24 June 2010

The following Graduation Address was delivered by Professor Pat Willmer on the morning of Thursday 24 June 2010.

Laureation address - Professor Kay Redfield Jamison

Wednesday 23 June 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Laureation address - Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Wednesday 23 June 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters


Wednesday 23 June 2010

Student develops his own social networking software.

Graduation address - morning of Wednesday 23 June 2010

Wednesday 23 June 2010

The following Graduation Address was delivered by Professor Paul Boyle on the morning of Wednesday 23 June 2010.

Laureation address - Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart

Wednesday 23 June 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

Laureation address - Professor Eleanor Dodson

Wednesday 23 June 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

Graduation address - afternoon of Tuesday 22 June 2010

Tuesday 22 June 2010

The following Graduation Address was delivered by Professor Frances Andrews on the afternoon of Tuesday 22 June 2010.

Laureation address - Professor Robert Darnton

Tuesday 22 June 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Opening graduation address - Professor Nick Rengger

Tuesday 22 June 2010

The opening Graduation Address was delivered by Professor Nick Rengger on the morning of Tuesday 22 June 2010.

Laureation address - Kathryn Adie

Tuesday 22 June 2010

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Honorary degrees - June 2010

Monday 21 June 2010

Who's being honoured at St Andrews this week?

St Andrews hosts Science Fair

Tuesday 15 June 2010

School of Physics and Astronomy welcomes Fife pupils

Leading US playwright supports Scots talent

Thursday 10 June 2010

Israel Horovitz takes up St Andrews residency.

Plastic lasers shed light on hidden explosives

Wednesday 09 June 2010

St Andrews lasers could detect landmines and bombs.

Over 500 young artists get creative

Monday 07 June 2010

Local children inspired by University collections.

University to launch programme of library improvements

Friday 04 June 2010

£14m investment announced.

University to honour Jim Farmer

Thursday 03 June 2010

The University of St Andrews is to award the University Medal to Scottish golfer Jim Farmer.

University secures future of paper mill

Wednesday 02 June 2010

Contract to purchase Guardbridge site signed.

St Andrews' success in university league tables

Thursday 27 May 2010

University placed fourth top in the UK.

Historians on the run

Friday 21 May 2010

Medievalists prepare for marathon.

Arabia in St Andrews

Friday 21 May 2010

Students create Arabian love story in St Andrews.

Building with horsepower

Thursday 20 May 2010

University staff back new medical building with fundraising race night.

University ranked among top UK universities

Thursday 20 May 2010

St Andrews named top Scottish university in new guide.

Bank boost for St Andrews

Wednesday 19 May 2010

University of St Andrews joins Santander Universities.

Understanding diabetes

Tuesday 18 May 2010

St Andrews the focus for study of worldwide epidemic.

Resolution revolution

Friday 14 May 2010

New laser technology brings perfect focus to medical advances.

Cured by light

Thursday 13 May 2010

£1m award to translate and commercialise “light syringe”.

2010 St Andrews Prize for the Environment

Wednesday 12 May 2010

Arsenic removal from water project wins $125,000.

Healing with light

Tuesday 11 May 2010

Why doctors and scientists need to work closer together.

Adventure triathlon - the final leg

Tuesday 11 May 2010

Lecturer undertakes final leg of three-day triathlon for Project Zambia.

Honorary fellowship for St Andrews Principal

Tuesday 11 May 2010

Dr Louise Richardson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews, has been awarded an honorary fellowship of Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland.

Who owns antiquities?

Monday 10 May 2010

Public lecture to explore debatable ownership of ancient artefacts.

St Andrews to honour golfing greats

Sunday 09 May 2010

Three of the world's greatest golfers are to be honoured by Scotland's oldest university on the eve of the 139th Open Championship at St Andrews.

Research prize awarded to St Andrews philosopher

Wednesday 05 May 2010

Professor Herman Cappelen recognised by the University of Oslo.

Evo-devo pro gives public lecture

Friday 30 April 2010

Evolutionary biologist delivers lecture as part of D'Arcy celebrations.

Rage, heresy and politics... according to Dante

Friday 30 April 2010

St Andrews event will explore why political defeat is worse than any torture in Hell.

St Andrews appoints N.T. Wright to chair in Divinity

Monday 26 April 2010

The University of St Andrews has appointed the Right Reverend Dr Nicholas Thomas Wright, presently the Bishop of Durham, to be Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity.

All in the mind?

Monday 26 April 2010

Leading neuroscientist examines key questions at St Andrews lecture.

Renowned philosopher in St Andrews

Monday 26 April 2010

Roger Scruton delivers 120 year old lecture series.

Cycle challenge for students

Thursday 22 April 2010

Students travel 874 miles for Project Zambia.

The name's Khan, James Khan

Friday 16 April 2010

Asian James Bond brought to life by St Andrews students.

Imagining freedom

Friday 16 April 2010

Diplomats and experts on conflict-ridden Caucasus region gather in St Andrews.

Biting back against the tetse fly

Thursday 15 April 2010

Researchers make breakthrough in the fight against African sleeping sickness.

Zimbabwean visit postponed

Wednesday 14 April 2010

Lecture by Lovemore Madhuku to be rescheduled.

Lovemore Madhuku in St Andrews

Tuesday 13 April 2010

Zimbabwean opposition leader to deliver lecture.

The art of copying

Thursday 08 April 2010

Scientists tell us that even copying mistakes can be good.

Scientists capture 'terrifying' Tolkien-like eclipse

Wednesday 07 April 2010

International team solves 180 year old astronomical mystery of 'Goliath' star.

Students given Bond's famous 'sheal' of approval

Friday 02 April 2010

Sir Sean Connery continues to enjoy his martinis 'On the Rocks'.

Remembrance of things past

Thursday 25 March 2010

Media memories help people with dementia to unlock the past.

Honorary degrees - June 2010

Thursday 25 March 2010

Figures from worlds of news, science and sport to be honoured.

Alumnus Sir James Black passes away aged 85

Tuesday 23 March 2010

University pays tribute to distinguished scientist and Nobel Prize winner.

The seal diet

Tuesday 23 March 2010

Launch of year-long study of seal diet throughout Scotland.

English trio up for national awards

Monday 22 March 2010

Three St Andrews writers shortlisted for Scotland's biggest literary prize.

Aiming for the top

Friday 19 March 2010

St Andrews student attempts seven summits challenge.

The immortal spirit of adventure

Friday 19 March 2010

Alex Richardson remembered with travel award and memorial bench.

Politicians touch-down

Friday 12 March 2010

Welcoming the Commons and Lords Rugby Union Football Club.

Religion, sex, food and money... 700 years ago

Friday 12 March 2010

Today's hot tabloid topics are nothing new, according to academics studying Dante.

Turning conflict into creation

Wednesday 10 March 2010

International poetry conference seeks to explore poetry in conflict.

An honest face

Wednesday 10 March 2010

Cheekbones may convey a man's trustworthiness.

Sir Kenneth Dover: an appreciation

Tuesday 09 March 2010

Professor Stephen Halliwell pays tribute.

Sir Kenneth Dover

Monday 08 March 2010

Former Chancellor passes away, aged 89.

Education Secretary meets ambassadors for key values of Scottish education

Friday 05 March 2010

Education Secretary Michael Russell meets the student ambassadors who are helping to widen access to the University of St Andrews and academic excellence.

St Andrews academics honoured by the RSE

Thursday 04 March 2010

Four academics made Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Ethnic film festivals

Friday 26 February 2010

New book reveals the dynamics of international cinema and its ethnic interactions.

Philosopher appointed prestigious Professorship

Wednesday 17 February 2010

Leading expert to take up Carnegie Professorship.

French honour for St Andrews academic

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Lecturer becomes a French Knight.

Averting global catastrophe

Tuesday 16 February 2010

New book helps to cut through the confusion on climate change.

God and the big bang

Monday 15 February 2010

Astrophysicist turned minister to visit St Andrews to deliver key lecture.

The Highland Hajj

Wednesday 10 February 2010

Arabic translation of a history of pilgrimage could attract pilgrims from the Middle East to Scotland.

The high school honeymoon

Monday 01 February 2010

Research highlights problem of declining pupil engagement and well-being throughout high school.

Up close and personal with the past

Thursday 28 January 2010

St Andrews launches art competition for local youngsters.

The birth of the biological clock

Tuesday 26 January 2010

Scientists work out ovarian reserve from conception to menopause

Maths awards adding up

Wednesday 27 January 2010

RAS honours two St Andrews' applied mathematicians.

Life on other planets 'a real possibility'

Monday 25 January 2010

Major meeting on extra terrestrial life-forms held today.

Playful minds

Friday 22 January 2010

Gorillas play games just like we do, say scientists.

Shedding new light on cancer

Friday 22 January 2010

Researchers develop new technique to allow earlier cancer detection

Developing momentum

Wednesday 20 January 2010

New Director of Development appointed to lead 600th anniversary fundraising campaign.

Using virus proteins to fight disease

Tuesday 19 January 2010

Funding for virus and biotechnology research.

The changing Facebook of genetics

Monday 18 January 2010

Social networks shaping our genetic profiles.

Scientists unlock secrets of the sting

Friday 15 January 2010

Killer wasp genome reveals insights into insect behaviour & evolution.

St Andrews' poet honoured by the Queen

Wednesday 06 January 2010

Writer joins the ranks of Auden, Hughes and Larkin.