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March 2015

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Sunday 1

Monday 2

- St Andrews Depression and Anxiety Support Group this well-established and successful peer support group offers a safe and encouraging place to meet others in similar situations to explore positive ways of managing depression and anxiety; The Chaplincy Centre, Mansfield, 3a St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY; ; Meeting

Tuesday 3

Tricks of the light: flower surface properties and pollinator behaviour talk by Professor Beverley Glover, University of Cambridge; Friends of the Botanic Garden & Fife and Kinross Scottish Wildlife Trust; Chemistry (Purdie) Building, North Haugh [map]; Nature Talk

Wednesday 4

- 1:45pm Objects Unpacked Series: Animals in Art see if you can spot a crocodile, a bull, a monkey, and some snakes (not live!) in the MUSA Collections Centre with Senior Curator, Alison Hadfield, and discover what these objects and artworks tell us about our relationship with animals; MUSA , 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; free, booking required; Art & Craft Free History Talk

Thursday 5

Fascinating flowers and their pollinators garden walk with a focus, led by Nikki Macdonald; Botanic Garden Education Trust; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map] ; ; 01334-476452; garden entry applies; Nature Outdoors Tour Science

Friday 6

Saturday 7

- 3:30pm Green Wood Spoon Carving Workshop learn to make a beautiful, simple spoon ready for your next meal, working with simple hand tools (supplied), also covers the safe use of knives and axes, and simple methods of work-holding and tool sharpening – with Jon Warnes; Botanic Garden Education Trust; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map] ; ; 01334-476452; £40 (includes materials and use of tools); Class Nature

- 3pm Nature Detectives — Creative Collectors What things do you collect? Can you sort your butterflies from your ladybirds, or you pebbles from your seashells? Join us at the Bell Pettigrew Museum as we look at some of the creative collections in the University. All ages.; MUSA; Bell Pettigrew Museum, Bute Medical Buildings, KY16 9TS [map]; ; 01334 461660; free, drop in, no booking; Free Kids Exhibition

Sunday 8

Monday 9

Tuesday 10

Stuff and “Nonsense”: Women’s Things and the Reconfiguration of Deliberation in Aristophanes talk by Dr Jon Hesk, School of Classics, St Andrews; Scottish Hellenic Society; Swallowgate, Butts Wynd, The Scores KY16 9BA [map]; ; History Talk

Wednesday 11

Dippers: A much loved bird at risk? talk by Peter Mawby; Scottish Ornithologists Club, Fife; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map] ; ; 01334-657188; Nature Talk

Thursday 12

St Andrews Concert Series Chloë Hanslip (violin), Danny Driver (piano), programme: James MacMillan A Different World, Beethoven Sonata no. 9, “Kreutzer”, Hugh Wood Poem, Messiaen Theme and Variations, Poulenc Sonata; St Andrews Music Club; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map] ; ; 01334-462226; £12, Concessions £11, Students £3, Children £1; Music

Dig Dunfermline: a community excavation talk by Peter Kleeman, Rathmell Archaeology Limited; Archaeology Society; School I, St Salvator’s Quad, North Street [map] ; ; History Talk

Friday 13

- St Andrews Dante Lecture Series part of a series of free public lectures with individual cantos of the Divine Comedy discussed by a different scholar; Lectura Dantis Andreapolitana ; Parliament Hall, South Street [map]; ; Free Talk

Sunday 15

Monday 16

Tuesday 17

Bookbug story, song and rhyme for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and their families; Scottish Book Trust; St Andrews Public Library, Church Square, South Street, KY16 9NN [map]; ; 01334-659378; Free Kids

Friday 20

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Monday 23

Tuesday 24

Stuff and “Nonsense”: Women’s Things and the Reconfiguration of Deliberation in Aristophanes talk by Dr Jon Hesk, School of Classics, St Andrews; Scottish Hellenic Society; Swallowgate, Butts Wynd, The Scores KY16 9BA [map]; ; History Talk

Friday 27

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Tuesday 31



- Craft Generation celebrate the achievements of contemporary Scottish craft and the continuation and renewal of skills. Established craft artists will exhibit along with artists from the following generation whose work they admire. Included are: John Creed with Thomas Jacobi; Maureen Hodge with Anna Ray; Dorothy Hogg with Andrew Lamb; Alison Kinnaird with Karlyn Sutherland; Archie McCall with Dawn Youll; Jacki Parry with Claire Barclay. Daily 10.30-4; Fife Contemporary Art & Craft; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; ; 01334 659380; Art & Craft Exhibition Free

- StAnza Poetry Festival 2015 Our themes for StAnza 2015 will be Unfinished Business, and an Archipelago of Poetry – headline poets: Simon Armitage, Sinéad Morrissey, Carolyn Forché, Bill Manhire, Alice Notley, Ian Duhig, Helen Mort, Ilya Kaminsky ; ; Festival Poetry

- Green Week St Andrews Green Week brings together community organisations, student societies, academics, and Transition: University of St Andrews, for a week-long celebration of sustainable living in St Andrews. There will be exciting events, talks, films and activities happening across town and gown; ; 01334 4674008; Film Meeting Talk

- Fife Science Festival exhibitions & events about science throughout Fife, including St Andrews; Dundee Science Centre; St Andrews locations TBA; ; Science

- Doctors in the Making: Medicine at St Andrews exhibition shows how our knowledge of the human body and healthcare has developed over time – rarely seen items from the University’s medical collections reveal the role St Andrews has played in pioneering life-changing medical discoveries; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; Exhibition Free History


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