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St Andrews Renaissance Group/Singers 65th Anniversary

Dear former members of St Andrews Ren Group, now known as St Andrews Renaissance Singers or STARS, I am writing in my capacity as co-chair of the STARS Committee to let you know a little bit about our upcoming online celebrations to mark our 65th anniversary in September 2020 (we plan to hold in person…

2 July 2020News

A message from the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sally Mapstone FRSE

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends, I have today written to students and staff to update them on plans for our new academic year in September, and to provide detail on the ways in which we will resume teaching and research in St Andrews. Yesterday, Scotland’s First Minister confirmed that the country is now in the…

19 June 2020News

Dr Tim Brooke-Taylor, Hon LLD 1983

Alumni will be sad to hear of the recent death of Tim Brooke-Taylor – former Rector, honorary graduate and comedy legend. Tim served as University Rector from 1979 to 1982, arriving by helicopter for his Rectorial Drag. His arrival is still fondly remembered as one of the most daring by any Rector. You can watch…

24 April 2020News

A message from the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sally Mapstone FRSE

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends, I wrote to students and staff last week to update them on the decisions we have taken about the start of the new term in St Andrews and I would like to share these with you now. We have assessed the likely pattern of the Covid-19 pandemic in this country…

24 April 2020News

Featured: Speaking Truth to Power

This week St Andrews’ alumna Dr Fiona Hill, a former National Security Council Senior Director for Europe and Russia, joined fellow alumnus David Holmes, an aide to the top US diplomat in Ukraine, to testify before the House Intelligence Committee as part of its impeachment hearings in to President Donald Trump.

22 November 2019News

Saathi wins 2019 St Andrews Prize for the Environment

A project which produces eco-friendly, 100% biodegradable and compostable sanitary pads in the state of Gujarat, India, has won the 2019 St Andrews Prize for the Environment. The sanitary product is composed of agricultural waste from banana tree farmers and enables girls and women in rural Jharkhand to have access to clean biodegradable menstruation products. The…

7 March 2019News

Chancellor’s Circle – Autumn 2018

The Chancellor’s Circle was founded in November 2011 to recognise and thank those generous alumni and friends who have chosen to remember the University of St Andrews in their will during their lifetime.

1 November 2018News

Swarovski Foundation award

The Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) at the University of St Andrews has been given a Swarovski Foundation award to support a detailed study of the behaviour and habitat of the Araguaian Boto dolphin in the Tocantins River in the Eastern Amazon region of Brazil.

19 September 2018News

R&A international adventures!

From left to right: Jana Tauschinski, Alex McMaster, Merlin Hetherington, Emily Elderfield, Silvia BusThree teams are planning exciting philanthropic projects this summer as part of the R&A International Scholarship programme for 2018–19.  Established by a generous gift from The R&A in support of the University’s 600th Anniversary campaign, the Scholarships are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, designed to fund…

27 July 2018News

One million dollar donation to Scottish Oceans Institute and PhD Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that Frank and Beverley MacInnis, parents of Rob MacInnis (PhD 2010), have recently donated $850,000 to support the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) and $150,000 to support a PhD scholarship in Physics and Astronomy. The completion of the £16 million SOI will place Scotland at the forefront of international marine research.…

27 June 2018News