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Elizabeth Peddie Steele Hutton MA (c.1867-1917)

While wandering along the West Sands or over the Links at the turn of the twentieth century, a walker may have come across a student of history and, latterly, divinity gazing out towards the St Andrews skyline. This…

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Vanessa Harding

Vanessa Harding knew nothing about St Andrews until she arrived on the sleeper at the start of term in autumn 1970.  ‘It looked like a nice place to be, and I knew people who were there.  It’s the kind of decision you…

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Valerie Torgerson

Valerie Torgerson Waddelove graduated from St Andrews with an MA in Medieval History in 1970. This is an edited extract from her contribution to the Alumni Chronicle in 2020. How can it possibly be 50 years since I…

Jane Dawson

Jane Dawson arrived at the University of St Andrews in 1977, and she remembers that her arrival caused something of a stir.  Not only was she the first Glenfiddich Fellow in Scottish History, set up through money…