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600 Minutes of Swing

This weekend, I was sent to review one of the many events that made up the 600th Anniversary celebrations. I’ve been following the build-up to 600 Minutes of Swing avidly throughout the year, from one of the first fundraisers back in March to interviewing the organisers last week, so I had high expectations of the night. Arriving late (not so fashionably, more...

Star Ball

The annual collaboration between Astro Soc, SUMS and Quantum Soc took place in the Scores Hotel last Wednesday. Last year, a friend convinced me to go as she was calling the ceilidh, so I was interested to see what the new ball committee could come up with. Before the event, there was a lot of publicity over in North Haugh,...

7th Heaven After Party

I woke up in my usual Sunday morning state; on a sofa, still clothed, cloaked with the scent of many a cheap spirit, a sense of profound regret over any misdeeds that may have taken place the night before and with a half tackled kebab for company. My visit to Seventh Heaven, the after-party for the St Andrews Rugby...

Under Canvas

I have two confessions to make: I've never been to a festival, and I don’t "get" music. I'm awful with artists and lyrics and genres, so this makes me possibly the best and worst person to send to review the mini-festival that was Under Canvas this weekend. The event was to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust with "six hours of music and four...

Flavours of Malaysia

St Andrews Malaysian International Group’s third annual sell-out event saw a line of buffet trays that stretched from the top of the hall to the doors of Holy Trinity Church Hall. The trademark warm welcome from SMIG opened the evening, but as the festivities and feasting got underway, with the huge queue of attendees that snaked around the perimeter...

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...