Since this month is 'Movember', here at MUSA we are celebrating famous moustached men associated with St Andrews. Volunteer blogger, Selena Putri, writes about former Chancellor, Sir Kenneth Dover. In the image below, Sir Kenneth is reading Supplementum Epigraphicum Volume XLVI, 1996. On the table is a 'Book of Insects' and a volume of Winnie … Continue reading Sir Kenneth Dover: Hellenist and Chancellor, a frank moustached man.
It's Reading Week in the University of St Andrews, and we're sure for most students this break from classes couldn't come at a better time. MUSA volunteer blogger, Adam Polánek gives some sage advice on how to prevent burning out mid-semester. St Andrews is among the most picturesque of towns - the Scores, East Sands, West … Continue reading Avoiding Reading Week burnout
How would a fresher have decorated their room in the past? Volunteer blogger, Zoe Voice finds objects from the Collections to discover how students would have made their room in St Andrews homely. You know what they say; each person is the king of their own castle – or in our case, of our rooms … Continue reading Living like a King: the ultimate guide to historical interior design
What advice would you give yourself if you had to start university again? Volunteer blogger, Vanessa Silvera, looks back on her own time at St Andrews in order to impart some wisdom to new students. The thought of starting uni can stir up a whirlwind of emotions for incoming freshers, and I was no exception. … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Knew as a Fresher
St Andrews is known for its wealth of student societies. With over a hundred to choose from, there's plenty to keep you entertained. Volunteer blogger, Catriona Scott, writes about what it's like at the Freshers' Fayre, and her experiences of student societies. Your first week at university is a busy and bewildering time, and the … Continue reading Lions and Vikings and Mermaids, Oh My!
Since Wills met Kate in St Salvator's Hall, students across St Andrews believe it to be the 'posh hall'. Senior Visitor Services Facilitator and St Salvator's alumni, Monica Burns, deconstructs this myth. Back in 2011, when I got my accommodation offer, my first thought was this: I’m not posh enough for St Salvator’s. After all, St Salvator’s Hall … Continue reading Living in St Salvator’s Hall
By Glenn Mills The print edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was once a constant companion to students, academics and writers across the English-speaking world. The inches-thick tome would rest on the bookshelves of households, libraries and universities across the British Isles, ready to be invoked at times of lexical bewilderment or perhaps to arbitrate … Continue reading Sir William Alexander Craigie: A Man of Many Words
This summer's Geology Interns were given the opportunity to create an exhibition in the foyer of the Irvine Building (home to the School of Geography and Sustainable Development). This blog post is written by one of the interns, Zoe Voice, who talks us through what they put together – 'Through Lightning and Landslides: Women in … Continue reading Through Lightning and Landslides: Women in Earth Science
Have you ever seen the wonders of the Bell Pettigrew Museum? Collections Trainee, Louise Hanwright takes you through some of the highlights of this highly praised collection. As we’ve closed MUSA’s doors until Autumn 2019 we think it would be a good time to share some of the “treasures and wonders” of the Bell Pettigrew … Continue reading The Bell Pettigrew Museum: A Victorian Natural History Museum
Ever heard of Charles Darwin? What about A.R. Wallace? Although he is the lesser-known of the two, A.R. Wallace made significant contributions to the field of natural science and the theory of evolution. Volunteer MUSA blogger, Vanessa Silvera, writes about his life and work, and where you can find his personal collection of taxidermy birds … Continue reading A.R. Wallace: Naturalist, Collector and Co-Founder of Evolution Theory