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Visualising the Biographical Register of the University of St Andrews (1747-1897) Part II: Students, Degrees and L.L.A.’s

In the second part of Tomas Vancisin’s blog ‘Visualising the Biographical Register of the University of St Andrews (1747-1897)’ we take a look at the visualisations which focus on the students, degrees and LLA subsets of the data. Part I is available here. Students The second visualisation of BRUSA focuses on the student subset of the…

21 November 2017Muniments Collection Projects

Visualising the Biographical Register of the University of St Andrews (1747-1897) Part I: Where Did St Andrews Alumni Come From?

Tomas Vancisin shares his recent work creating a visual representation of the Biographical Register of the University of St Andrews, 1747 – 1897 in a two part blog. One of my favourite books is called Embracing the Wide Sky by Daniel Tammet, a synesthete with savant syndrome for whom numbers and words have unique shapes…

16 November 2017Muniments Collection Projects

52 Weeks of Historical How-To’s, Week 45: How to Matriculate

As we are in the midst of orientation week, I thought it would be appropriate for this week’s historical how-to to focus on one of the first official acts that each student will be undertaking in their academic career – matriculation. As a graduate of St Andrews (MA, 2008) I can remember several years ago…

11 September 2014How-To's Muniments Collection

Happy Gavin Douglas Day! Celebrating 500 years of The Eneados

Today, the Scottish Poetry Library and the Writer’s Museum are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the completion of Gavin Douglas‘s The Eneados. Douglas, a Scottish prelate and poet, was born about 1474, third son of Archibald, Fifth Earl of Angus. He was educated for the church at St Andrews and Paris and held a benefice…

15 November 2013Muniments Collection Rare Book Collection