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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.

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…

Hockey – a lifelong passion

Emily Dark is a third year undergraduate and University of St Andrews hockey player – and hockey scholar – who has been invited to train with the full Senior Great Britain (GB) Women’s Hockey team. Here, she answers…

Why I give back…

It’s a source of great pride to us that our alumni give so generously to our scholarship programmes. With your support we can widen access, nurture talent and maximise potential at the University of St Andrews by…

Mum on the telephone

inklight is the Creative Writing Society of St Andrews. Here is a piece of slam poetry (poetry usually read aloud without props, costumes or music) written by final-year Physics student and inklight member Sebastian…

Thoughts of home – from home

Daisy Sewell is in her final year studying for an MA in French and Modern History. Here, she describes what it’s like to finish her final semester online at home in Dunblane. 

Alumni and Student Careers

There has never been a better time to talk, communicate, connect and essentially come together …

Wardlaw Museum: CultureAtHome

The University and the Museums team are so disappointed to have had to postpone opening the Wardlaw Museum, but even though we can’t welcome you into our buildings at the moment, the Museums have not closed.

Alex Richardson Award 10th Anniversary

On Saturday 13 April third-year Management & Spanish student, Alice Bugeja, became the tenth winner of the Alex Richardson Award, receiving the award alongside two runners-up – Charlotte Barlow and Harriet Allan. First…

John Honey: ‘a martyr to humanity’

John Honey: ‘a martyr to humanity’  I have seen many affecting scenes, heard many eloquent men, but this crowns them all –  I have never seen it equalled, never in my life! Dr Chalmers, contemporary of Honey, as quoted…