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600 YEARS OF BOOK COLLECTING, ISSUE 6: ARTS — COMING SOON!!

The sixth issue of 600 Years of Book Collecting will be available for sale from the Main Library next Wednesday, the 12th of March. This issue, the third of this semester and the final installment of the series, looks at books from the Library’s collection which tell the story of “Arts” at St Andrews. The remote beauty of…

7 March 2014Events general information

600 YEARS OF BOOK COLLECTING, ISSUE 5: Geography & Exploration — COMING SOON!!

The fifth issue of 600 Years of Book Collecting will be available for sale from the Main Library next Wednesday, the 26th of February. This issue, the second of this semester, looks at books from the Library’s collection which tell the story of “Geography & Exploration” at St Andrews. The unique geographic nature of St Andrews, remote and…

21 February 2014Events general information

600 YEARS OF BOOK COLLECTING, ISSUE 4: Astronomy & Mathematics — COMING SOON!!

The fourth issue of 600 Years of Book Collecting will be available for sale from the Main Library next Wednesday, the 12th of February. This issue, the first of this semester, looks at books from the Library’s collection which tell the story of “Astronomy & Mathematics ” at St Andrews. Scholars at St Andrews have been looking to the…

7 February 2014Events general information

600 Years of Book Collecting, Limited Edition Boxed Set – now available!

The limited edition boxed set of 600 Years of Book Collecting is now available! Released on St Andrews Day, 2013, the boxed set brings together the all six issues of the University Library’s publication in honour of the University of St Andrews’ 600th Anniversary. Each set comes housed in a beautifully crafted, fold-over box which…

10 December 2013collections highlights general information

600 Years of Book Collecting, Issue 3: Language & Literature — Coming Soon!!

The third issue of 600 Years of Book Collecting will be available for sale from the Main Library next Wednesday, the 30th of October. This issue, the last of the semester, looks at books from the Library’s collection which tell the story of “Language & Literature” at St Andrews. The teaching of languages has been…

25 October 2013Events general information

600 Years of Book Collecting, Issue 2: The Natural World — Coming Soon!!

The second issue of 600 Years of Book Collecting will be available for sale from the Main Library next Wednesday, the 16th of October. This issue is focused on books found in our collections on chemistry/alchemy, anatomy, plant and animal biology and natural phenomena; it is appropriately titled “The Natural World“! The University of St…

11 October 2013Events general information

600 Years of Book Collecting, Issue 1: Divinity & Politics — Coming Soon!!

What is 600 Years of Book Collecting? To commemorate the 600th anniversary of the founding of the University of St Andrews, the University Library has developed a six-part publication that is designed to promote its vast collection of printed books and the modern collection of its working library. Each copy of a book is a…

25 September 2013Events general information

52 Weeks of Inspiring Illustrations, Week 37: the Quincentenary scrolls

This week’s inspiring illustrations are selected from the beautifully crafted presentation addresses from institutions and learned bodies world-wide which were sent to the University of St Andrews in 1911 to commemorate our Quincentenary. They are all individual works of art, evocative of their time: This scroll received from the General Council of the University of…

5 March 2013Archives illustrations Muniments Collection

Sean Connery tells the story of St Andrews: “Ever to Excel”

The University Press Office announced this weekend that on Wednesday, 16 May 2012, Sir Sean Connery, film director Murray Grigor OBE, and Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews Professor Louise Richardson will be in New York for the US premiere of “Ever to Excel” – the first ever cinematic account of the…

14 May 2012collections highlights Events

The most enormous party – when we were 500!

As the University starts to plan for the final celebratory events of the 600th anniversary season in Autumn 2013, we have been looking back on how our predecessors partied during one gloriously sunny week in 1911. Rachel Hart, Muniments Archivist, has been digging through the records to discover what went on. You can find lots…

9 March 2012collections highlights general information