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Classics come to life

Families can enjoy learning about the worlds of ancient Rome and Greece this weekend at a day of activities, lectures and performances for all ages hosted by the University of St Andrews.

Poetry through the ages

* Caption - Four of the poets involved - Professor Robert Crawford and John Burnside (back) and Kathleen Jamie and Don Paterson (front) *

Oor wullie: Burns and Shakespeare

An academic at the University of St Andrews has claimed that it was as a direct result of the influence of Robert Burns that Shakespeare became known as 'the bard'.

Launch of Scottish Writing Centre

Seven of Scotland's most distinguished living authors and poets will give readings to mark the launch of a new Scottish Writing Centre on Friday 24 November 2000.