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Thursday 17

- 12:45pm The foundations of churches in Ethiopia, acts of piety or acts of politics? Dr Dothea McEwan (The Warburg Institute, University of London) presents her latest book; CSRP seminar; St Mary’s College Hall, South Street, KY16 9JU [map]; ; Talk

Sustainable Money talk by Fran Boait from the Positive Money Campaign: what is money and where does it come from? – answering your questions and explaining how we can create a fairer and more democratic monetary system that works for society and not against it; Transition University of St Andrews; Arts Building, The Scores [map]; ; 01334 464000; Free Talk

- Successful Vegetable Growing starts a 6 week course; University of St Andrews Open Association; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; ; 01334 463232; £60, concessions £55 booking required; Class

The Sorcerer Gilbert & Sullivan’s third operetta, with several lost pieces restored or reinvented in this production; University Gilbert & Sullivan Society; Buchanan Building, Union Street, KY16 9PH [map]; gssocmail@st-andrews.ac.uk; £10, concessions £7, students £5; Comedy Music

University of St Andrews Symphony Orchestra Concert programme: Reinhold Glière Horn Concerto with soloist Pauline Sim, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6, Pathétique; University of St Andrews Music Society; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334-462226; £7, students £4; Music

Viking graves in Scotland and beyond talk by Dr Colleen Batey, University of Glasgow; St Andrews University Archaeology Society; School I, St Salvator’s Quad, North Street [map]; ; 01334 462600; Talk

Friday 18

- 1:45pm Lunchtime Concert University of St Andrews Flute Ensemble performing music by Telemann, Faure and Britten – informal, free tea & biscuits; MusSoc; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; Free Music

Ghost Tour inaugural day of a unique tour of historic St Andrews learning about its more elusive residents – tours are based on the local bestselling book Ghosts of St Andrews by Richard Falconer and features around 60 ghosts plus unpublished ghostly accounts from around the town – duration 75 min; St Andrews Ghost Tours; starts from Church Square, by Holy Trinity Church, South Street, KY16 9UH [map]; ; £10, concessions & accompanied children under 14 £7; Outdoors Tour

Some approaches to the study of animals in antiquity talk by Sian Lewis: (St Andrews); School of Classics; Swallowgate, Butts Wynd, The Scores [map]; ; 01334-462600; Talk

The Sorcerer Gilbert & Sullivan’s third operetta, with several lost pieces restored or reinvented in this production; University Gilbert & Sullivan Society; Buchanan Building, Union Street, KY16 9PH [map]; gssocmail@st-andrews.ac.uk; £10, concessions £7, students £5; Comedy Music

Ghost Tour inaugural day of a unique tour of historic St Andrews learning about its more elusive residents – tours are based on the local bestselling book Ghosts of St Andrews by Richard Falconer and features around 60 ghosts plus unpublished ghostly accounts from around the town – duration 75 min; St Andrews Ghost Tours; starts from Church Square, by Holy Trinity Church, South Street, KY16 9UH [map]; ; £10, concessions & accompanied children under 14 £7; Outdoors Tour

- Three Ages of the Byre Theatre Easter exhibition; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street [map]; ; 01334 477629; Exhibition Free

Saturday 19

- Easter Exhibition 2014 unframed works; St Andrews Art Club; Art Club, 14c Argyle Street, KY16 9BP [map]; ; Exhibition Free

- Antique & Collectors Fair; Rob Walker; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 838 217; £1, seniors and students 75p, accompanied kids free; Sale

- 3pm Arty Saturdays craft activities linked to the exhibition Making Waves on the science of sound: make a cup telephone, decorate and play a paper plate banjo, make a simple siren to surprise your friends, or design your own instrument of the future – all ages; MUSA; Gateway Galleries, North Haugh [map]; ; 01334 461660; Art & Craft Kids

Sunday 20

- Easter Exhibition 2014 unframed works; St Andrews Art Club; Art Club, 14c Argyle Street, KY16 9BP [map]; ; Exhibition Free

Monday 21

A Tale of Three Kings a lecture-recital by Audite Nova the London recorder consort, showcasing music from the reigns of three kings of England: Richard III, Henry VII and George I; St Leonard’s Chapel, St Leonards School, off South Street [map]; 01334 462866 free entry, retiring collection; Free Music Talk

Do the Miracles of Jesus Contradict Science? talk by Rev’d Dr Mark Harris, course manager of the master’s programme in Science and Religion at the University of Edinburgh; James Gregory Lecture Series; Physics & Astronomy Building, North Haugh, KY16 9SS [map]; ; Talk

- Technology and Neuroscience talk by Dr Mike Oram, School of Neuroscience, on how technology will play a role in neurological diseases – bring along any thoughts or questions you may have, and join in an important discourse on the ethics and future of health technology; Medsin St Andrews; Seminar Room 1, Medical & Biological Sciences Building, North Haugh [map]; ; Free Talk Science

Music Society Singers Concert; University of St Andrews Music Society; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; Music

Tuesday 22

St Andrews Baroque Orchestra and St Andrews Brass concert; Music Centre; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334-462226; Music

Wednesday 23

The (economic) rise and (political) fall of classical Greece talk by Josh Ober (Stanford); School of Classics; Swallowgate, Butts Wynd, The Scores [map]; ; 01334-462600; Talk

- Looking Beneath the Waves talk by Dr Richard Bates (School of Geography and Geosciences) looks at how acoustics have enabled us to map the changes in submerged landscapes, investigate and monitor our maritime archaeological heritage; MUSA; Gateway Galleries, North Haugh [map]; ; 01334 461660; free, booking required; Science Talk

Concert: Benedetti plays Mozart programme: Beethoven Overture, Egmont, Mozart Violin Concerto Nº 5 in A major, K 219 ‘Turkish’, Beethoven Symphony Nº 4; Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 0131 557 6800; £12.50 – £21.50; Music

Thursday 24

Pond Dipping for Grown-ups a talk by Sandy Edwards followed by pond dipping at the Garden’s Loches pool, identifying the tiny pond creatures and looking at them under the microscope; St Andrews Botanic Garden Education Trust; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; ; 01334-476452; £12; Talk

Friday 25

It’ll be alright on the night a comedy set backstage and onstage in the 1960s Byre Theatre – missing costumes, lost actors, a fretting director and a stage manager trying to hold it all together ready for a performance of The Open; Red Wine Productions & The St Andrews Play Club; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street [map]; ; 01334 477629; £10 from the museum – includes after show drinks reception – N.B. small venue, limited places; Comedy Theatre

Saturday 26

- The Sailing Bear of the East Neuk new book by Jennifer T Doherty, set in the East Neuk – meet the author and the illustrator for book readings, fun activities and book signings through out the day – suitable for ages to 8yrs; J & G Innes, Bookshop & Stationer, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; ; 01334 472174; Free Kids

- 5pm TEDx University of St Andrews 2014 – The Power of Play our theme this year is intended to highlight the importance of the creative processes in today’s professional and artistic society. Play can be whimsical or serious, what matters is a willingness to question the ontology of any subject and a freedom from the fear of failure. Host is Scottish comedian Gavin Oates, speakers include: Abiodun Williams, President of the Hague Institute of Global Justice, James Hilton, the co-founder of AKQA creative agency, Teio Meedendorp, historian and discoverer of a lost van Gogh – and more; Medical & Biological Sciences Building, North Haugh [map]; ; £45, students £40; Talk

Botanical Illustration: Spring Promise, Summer Flowers start of a 6 week course with Claire Dalby RSW RE on botanical illustration: the detailed techniques of drawing and painting the buds and flowers of spring; St Andrews Botanic Garden Education Trust; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; ; 01334-476452; £165 for 6 weeks; Class

- Carnaby Market Fair vintage goodies galore – fashion in the Carnaby Clothes Room; accessories, jewellry – contemporary as well as vintage – also showcasing cool crafts from local traders, many crafts from upcycled materials – Ms Battenburgs vintage tearoom will be providing scrumptious cake and tea/coffee; This Charming Vintage Events; Victory Memorial Hall, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY [map]; ; 07904102216; £1 entry at the door, children free. Get in free after half three!; Sale Art & Craft

- 1pm Lunchtime lecture talk by Dr Nicholas Tosca, School of Geography & Geosciences (University of St Andrews) – part of a lecture series telling how crystallography’s influence extends far beyond the laboratory. Listen as local professionals share their stories and learn how this fascinating field impacts the extraordinary and the everyday; Postgraduate students (MLitt Museum and Gallery Studies); St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road [map]; ; 01334 659380; Free Science Talk

- 3pm Arty Saturdays craft activities linked to the exhibition Making Waves on the science of sound: make a cup telephone, decorate and play a paper plate banjo, make a simple siren to surprise your friends, or design your own instrument of the future – all ages; MUSA; Gateway Galleries, North Haugh [map]; ; 01334 461660; Art & Craft Kids

- MUSA Young Archaeologist: Cave Art fancy searching for clues in the ground with a trowel and toothbrush? Then this event is for you – develop your archaeology skills and learn about Cave Art – age 7-12; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; free, booking required; Free Kids

French Classics & French Charcuterie Masterclass sample Rose's pick of 13 top French wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire, Alsace, Rhone, Languedoc and beyond – matched to a selection of delicious array of French charcuterie including pate, rillettes, saucisson, hams, fine cheeses and breads; Rose Murray Brown; The Scores Hotel, 76 The Scores, KY16 9BB [map]; ; 01334 870 731; £30; Food & Drink

Music at the Garden; The Alleycats the university’s mixed-voice a capella contemporary singing group; St Andrews Botanic Garden Education Trust; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; ; 01334-476452; £12, student £7; Class

It’ll be alright on the night a comedy set backstage and onstage in the 1960s Byre Theatre – missing costumes, lost actors, a fretting director and a stage manager trying to hold it all together ready for a performance of The Open; Red Wine Productions & The St Andrews Play Club; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street [map]; ; 01334 477629; £10 from the museum – includes after show drinks reception – N.B. small venue, limited places; Comedy Theatre

St Andrews Chorus & Chamber Orchestra Concert programme: Beethoven 9th Symphony “Choral”, Paul Mealor Crucifixus pre-concert talk by Paul Mealor; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334-462226; £10, £8 (concessions) £2 students; Music Talk

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- Scientific Instruments as Teaching Tools in Victorian Britain talk by Dr Aileen Fyfe, School of History, on how instruments were used to spectacular effect in popular scientific lectures and how they transformed the nature of science teaching in universities; MUSA; Gateway Galleries, North Haugh [map]; ; 01334 461660; free, booking required; Science Talk



- Bell Street Easter Raffle enter to win: a bottle of wine from St Andrews Wine Company, an Italian feast from Rocca Italian Deli, a beautiful purple orchid from The Ladybirds Florist, a leather satchel from Scaramanga St Andrews, a big gift bag from Joules – How? Make a purchase at any (or all) of these shops, multiple entries allowed – draw is Monday 21 April; Scaramanga St Andrews; Bell Street [map]; ; 01334 477 407; Games Sale

& Art Club Easter Exhibition unframed works; St Andrews Art Club; Art Club, 14c Argyle Street, KY16 9BP [map]; ; Exhibition Free

- Three Ages of the Byre Theatre founded in 1933, the Byre expanded from humble origins to become one of the most important theatre venues in Scotland. This exhibition reveals how the Byre developed through eighty years, and celebrates the evolution of a St Andrews institution – daily 2-5pm; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street [map]; ; 01334 477629; Exhibition Free

- Making Waves: Innovations in the Science of Sound a rare opportunity to explore the nationally significant Recognised Collection of Historic Scientific Instruments from the University of St Andrews. Take a journey through the innovations that have transformed the way we’ve understood and used sound for the last 200 years. Learn about the brilliant scientists and instrument makers who revolutionised our knowledge of sound and see how their ideas are still being used in scientific projects today; MUSA; Gateway Galleries, North Haugh [map]; ; 01334 461660; Exhibition

- Nobel Structures: Celebrating Crystallography The United Nations have declared 2014 the International Year of Crystallography. But did you know that this discipline has led to 29 Nobel Prizes? Nobel Structures investigates the achievements of some of the most important scientists of the 20th century and their work with X-ray crystallography. Discover the stories behind the ground-breaking discoveries that unravelled the structures of DNA, penicillin and insulin. Find out how exactly molecules fit together, from diamonds to DNA. And see how crystallography inspires artists and designers too – come and explore its many facets and forms!; Postgraduate students (MLitt Museum and Gallery Studies); St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road [map]; ; 01334 659380; Exhibition Free Science

- May They Always Flourish: Graduations at the University of St Andrews a celebration of the event of graduation at the University of St Andrews. Discover what happens during the academic ceremony of graduation, past and present, and find out more about what students and staff wear on this important day. Explore objects from the University’s collections that range from medieval maces to academic gowns, paintings to photographs, and bow ties to the birretum (cap) used for generations in the formal ‘capping’ ceremony; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; Exhibition Free


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