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Very Superstitious

To mark Friday the thirteenth, historian Dr Peter Maxwell-Stuart provides us with an insight into superstition and the history behind the phrase ‘unlucky for some’. Is it really rational behaviour or just a trick of the mind? From the traditional to the bizarre, read on for the ancient tales behind some familiar – and not so familiar […]

11 January 2017Public interest stories

University of St Andrews professors recognised for high achievement

Professors John Hudson and Lorna Hutson have been elected Fellows of the British Academy

15 July 2016Awards

Scotland and Flanders trace shared heritage

International conference explores 600 years of migration

15 June 2016Research

Versaille… and St Andrews

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of Louis XIV’s death in 1715, the French television channel Canal Plus commissioned ‘Versailles‘, a ten-part drama on the Sun King and the great palace with which he is most associated. The first episode on BBC2 was transmitted on Wednesday 1 June, after a good deal of advance billing that generated high […]

3 June 2016University news

University of St Andrews mediaeval historian meets the Queen

Expert part of Magna Carta 800 anniversary

6 March 2015University news

Graduation address – Dr Stephen Tyre

Graduation address for Thursday 27 June 2013, 2pm.

27 June 2013University news

Surviving science

Researchers undertake longest read in history.

16 January 2013Research

The stunt that stunted space exploration

Fifty years after Yuri Gagarin's famous mission, Professor Gerard DeGroot questions the value of his flight for space strategy.

12 April 2011Research

Bugs under the Victorian microscope

'Bugs and the Victorians' explores the history of an age.

7 July 2009Research

Historian wins national award

St Andrews' researcher awarded Scottish History Book of the Year title.

17 December 2008Awards