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December 16 – Kirkcaldy promenade

The Hamish Brown Mountaineering and Scottish Photography Collection contains many dramatic images of several of the world’s mountainous regions but also represents many Scottish places, buildings and oddities. This…

December 15 – Zanzibar fishes

Sir Robert Lambert Playfair, with Albert C L G Gunther, published in 1866 “The Fishes of Zanzibar” with illustrations by G H Ford. The preface of this publication refers to Playfair’s studies of the ichthyology of the…

December 14 – Libri de piscibus marinis, 1554

Guillaume Rondelet was a Professor of Medicine and Chancellor at the University of Montpellier in the 16th century. He published his Libri de piscibus marinis in 1554. While the title suggests it was a work dedicated…

December 13 – The Challenger expedition

The Challenger expedition of 1872-1876 travelled nearly 70,000 nautical mile around the globe and is considered a key milestone in the beginnings of modern oceanography. The expedition, led by John Murray and Charles…

December 12 – Gatty Marine Laboratory

A St Andrews calendar on the theme of oceans wouldn’t be complete without mention of the Gatty Marine Lab. The original timber building was built in 1892, with the more permanent building opening in 1896. Both…

December 11 – McIntosh Albums

The papers of William Carmichael McIntosh document his professional career as Professor of Natural History at St Andrews and his work on marine biology. The collection also includes many personal and family papers,…

December 10 – Seals, Pribilof Islands

D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Professor of Biology at University College, Dundee from 1884 and Professor of Natural History at St Andrews from 1917, served as Scientific Advisor to the British Delegation of the Bering Sea…