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Saints Walks: The Scores

Our latest Saints Walks was submitted by Sierra Leder (International Relations, 2016), who requested a walk along The Scores, taking in views and landmarks such as the Arts Building, St James Church, West Sands,…

Summit Mont Blanc – Mission accomplished!

Last year (2020) Alistair Galloway (BSc Biochemistry 2001) planned an expedition to climb and summit Mont Blanc – the highest mountain in Europe and the Alps – to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis UK, St Joseph’s…

Dr Katharine Whitehorn: Rector 1982–1985

Katharine Whitehorn – the University’s first female Rector – died on 8 January 2021 at the age of 92. Here her three Assessors share their memories of her kindness, wit and intelligence.

The legacy of Saints Sport

Holly Hetherington (MA 2020) was drawn to St Andrews because of its friendliness, as well as the many opportunities it provided to take part in sport. Here she describes the legacy these opportunities have given her,…

Legacy of sport at St Andrews

When Matt Taylor (MA 2019) arrived at St Andrews and joined the Boat Club, he found there was a lack of equipment and resources but a ‘warm and visionary mindset’ amongst members. Four years later, the Senior Men…

First Saints Walk – a dream come true

We recently featured our Saints Walk initiative in St Andrews in the News where we invited alumni to let us know their favourite walks while they were studying here. Sakshi Gupta realised her long-held dream and…

A series of fortunate accidents

Mick May OBE (MA 1981) graduated from St Andrews to embark on a career in finance in the City of London for 20 years. He then set up and grew the social enterprise Blue Sky – which has employed approaching 2,000…