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TEDx University of St Andrews 2013

Cara Wonnacott speaks to Kian Schreiber and Jon Jachimowicz, organisers of TEDx St Andrews

Stereoscope – “The Everyday Issue” Launch

Stereoscope launched “The Everyday Issue” at the St Andrews Sailing Club last week.  The venue was unique — a small, two-floor building behind East Sands.  Pictures from the new issue were on display, combining pieces from the University archives with student photography and writing.  “The Everyday” issue covers an eponymous theme in depth; the issue itself is a professional booklet...

Close Encounters Conference – Kony 2012

This year's RAI Undergraduate Conference has attracted university students from all over the country, including Aberdeen and UCL, to visit St Andrews. Kicking off Close Encounters: Bringing Anthropology Home, Betty Okot gave a talk titled 'Kony 2012: Reopening Old Wounds...and...Where Were You When It Mattered?'  To be totally honest, I was quite excited for this talk. Not because I am...

Big Top Ball

The circus definitely came to town this weekend, and what a show it was! I’ve been excited for this event since I interviewed Ed and Olly, two of the organisers, and it did not fail to impress. First, the build-up to the event. There were two batches of ticket sales and then wristband collection was on the day of the...

600 Minutes of Swing

Swing Dance Society has been working hard this semester to promote its largest event, 600 Minutes of Swing. In the lead up, I managed to catch a few moments with the SDSA President, Laura Price and Lawrence Vandervoort. DP: So what exactly is 600 Minutes of Swing? LP: We wanted to run a workshop each semester and wanted to do something...

Fine Food and Dining Opening Dinner

    In February, the Fine Food and Dining Society held their opening dinner at the Old Course. This was my first FF&D event, and I relished the chance to attend as I usually gorge from time to time on mozzarella and basil, thus making me the ultimate critic. The fact that it was only now in my fourth year...

Close Encounters Conference

The University of St Andrews has been chosen to host this year's student-led anthropology conference, sponsored by the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI). Close Encounters: Bringing Anthropology Home starts Thursday evening (11 April) with a pub quiz, starting at 20:30 in Drouthy Neebors. The conference kicks into gear Friday 12 April, with the first talk, Kony 2012: Reopening Old Wounds, taking...

Moving Forward in the Eastern Congo Conference

Titled “Moving Forward in the Eastern Congo: Roles to be Played by the International Community”, St Andrews’ latest conference will be hosted by the Coalition for a Conflict-Free St Andrews. The Coalition is a group of 15 student societies that have come together to “raise awareness of and advocate for the end of the elicit extraction and trade” of the...

Pennies from Heaven

Jazzworks began the night with a lively set. Often working with Swing Dance Society, this is a collaborative group of musicians from throughout the town. Tonight seven members were present. I was told that they hold open jam sessions every Tuesday at Golf Place and will definitely be dropping by there after the break! A "California Routine" was followed by...

COSLA Conference 2013

Rory Mair, Chief Executive of COSLA, talks in St Andrews The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) held their annual conference at the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews last week.  The two headliners — Scotland’s Deputy Prime Minister, MSP Nicola Sturgeon of the Scottish National Party, and head of the pro-union Better Together campaign, Alistair Darling — led off on...