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Centenary of the Qualification of Women Act

Today is the 100th Anniversary of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act, November 1918 which allowed women to stand as Members of Parliament. For more on the struggle for equal representation why not have a look…

Frankenstein in St Andrews

2018 marks the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’. In honour of this anniversary, Dr Katie Garner of the School of English takes a look at the Library’s 1818 first edition of the…

Emily Brontë at 200

Emily Brontë lived for just thirty years (1818-1848), and published one novel, Wuthering Heights, and a small number of poems. Both during her short life and throughout the much longer afterlife of her literary fame,…