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‘My year in St Andrews was one of the best of my life…’

Rebecca Lawton (M.Litt Mediaeval History 2015) has been working on a collection of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts as part of a collaborative PhD between the University of Leicester and the British Library. In this blog Rebecca shares with us the details of her PhD project and how her student experience at St Andrews has benefited her in…

12 June 2018Student Experience Teaching

Special Collections Teaching 2017-2018 Candlemas Semester

At the University of St Andrews Library we are keen that Special Collections materials are used to support teaching through workshops, seminars and show and tell events. We have had a very busy year, with both class contact hours by students and numbers of external visitors from the community and conferences both rising dramatically in…

21 May 2018Manuscript Collection Muniments Collection Photographic Collection Rare Book Collection Teaching

Special Collections Teaching 2017/2018 – Martinmas Semester

Throughout the academic year, Special Collections supports the teaching of a wide range of the University’s academic schools with workshops, seminars and show and tell events. Previous blogs have highlighted Special Collections’ active role in co-teaching the postgraduate level palaeography courses (Palaeography Class Trip 2016/17 and ReadMe Tool) but the library’s collections are also used…

6 December 2017Teaching

Practice makes perfect! New tools for reading old handwriting

Practice makes perfect: this is true of many things, but particularly so when attempting to read old handwriting. Palaeography skills develop with greater exposure and even experts will tell you that their ability to decipher a particular hand improves with acquaintance. Students who take the medieval and early modern MLitt programmes in English and History…

12 May 2017Announcements Teaching

Palaeography Class Trip 2016/17

As we move into May, the regular pattern of visiting classes using Special Collections materials comes to an end. We have enjoyed bringing original material to a wide variety of sessions this semester for both undergraduate and taught Masters students. We have worked with our academic colleagues to discover resources which have helped explorations of…

28 April 2017Manuscript Collection Teaching Visits