Louise Richardson & Sally Mapstone: bridging the gender leadership gap at St Andrews

Volunteer MUSA blogger, Vanessa Silvera, discusses the first two female Principals of the University of St Andrews.  Over the past six centuries, several remarkable women have played an integral role in shaping the history and identity of St Andrews. Two such women are Louise Richardson and Sally Mapstone. They became the first and second female … Continue reading Louise Richardson & Sally Mapstone: bridging the gender leadership gap at St Andrews

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Margaret Fairlie: Scotland’s first female professor 

Volunteer MUSA Blogger, Alyssa Skvarla writes about one of St Andrews' trailblazing alumni, who paved the way to enable women to rise up the ranks in academia in the early twentieth century. Margaret Fairlie, a graduate from University of St Andrews holds a special title that no other graduate will ever hold: she was Scotland’s … Continue reading Margaret Fairlie: Scotland’s first female professor 

Franki Raffles: A photographic portfolio on feminism

Volunteer MUSA blogger, Katryn Kavaliova, celebrates the life and work of photographer and St Andrews alumna, Franki Raffles. The photographic body of work by Franki Raffles serves as a poignant insight into the fight for women’s rights at the end of the twentieth century. After graduating from the University of St Andrews in 1977 (M.A. … Continue reading Franki Raffles: A photographic portfolio on feminism

The Duchess of Cambridge

As part of our 'Women of St Andrews' theme, volunteer blogger, Jana Antalova, writes about one the most talked-about female graduates of the University of St Andrews: Kate Middleton. After revealing which university they attend, it comes as no surprise to most St Andrews students to hear an exhilarating “That’s where Will and Kate met, … Continue reading The Duchess of Cambridge

Networks that nurture us: female solidarity in academia

MUSA blogger, Olga Loza, takes a serious look at the realities faced by women in academia, and recounts her experiences of the solidarity and friendship among female colleagues in St Andrews. Please note that in this article there are hyperlinks to external websites that you can follow for more information.  The past century has brought about … Continue reading Networks that nurture us: female solidarity in academia

A history of women in St Andrews: the Lady Literate in Arts scheme

The University of St Andrews may be over 600 years old, but women have only been allowed to study here for just over 100 years! MUSA blogger, Heather Taylor, tells us about the scheme that first allowed women to study at St Andrews. Currently, around 60% of students at the University of St Andrews are … Continue reading A history of women in St Andrews: the Lady Literate in Arts scheme

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: St Andrews Artist

The latest article by volunteer blogger, Anna Venturini, reflects on the life and legacy of the St Andrews-born artist, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. At Museum Collections, we have a number of Barns-Graham's paintings in our stores. You can search through our collections catalogue here:  https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/adlib/search/simple   Nowadays, St Andrews and its university are home to a number … Continue reading Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: St Andrews Artist

Agnes Blackadder: Scot, Scientist, Suffragette.

Continuing our theme of 'Women of St Andrews', MUSA blogger Laura Gianesi tells us about the extraordinary life of the person behind the well-known name in St Andrews, Agnes Blackadder. When St Andrews students hear the name Agnes Blackadder, the first – and arguably only – thing that comes to mind is Agnes Blackadder Hall, … Continue reading Agnes Blackadder: Scot, Scientist, Suffragette.

Women of St Andrews: Kate Holt and the stories behind her photographs

Here at MUSA we are delighted to welcome on board a new team of volunteer bloggers. May we introduce Selena Putri, who for this month’s theme ‘Women of St Andrews’, has written about and interviewed the fascinating photojournalist and St Andrews alumna, Kate Holt. Kate Holt’s photographs tell the true story of life in the … Continue reading Women of St Andrews: Kate Holt and the stories behind her photographs

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson: First Female Physician in Britain

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was a renowned physician and suffragette who pioneered the presence of women in medicine. She was born in London in 1836 as the second of twelve children where she lived whilst her father tried to become successful as a silversmith. Elizabeth did not particularly enjoy her schooling at the Boarding school for … Continue reading Elizabeth Garrett Anderson: First Female Physician in Britain