University of St Andrews


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Cultural formation Willa Muir
While at St Andrews University , WM was frustrated and annoyed by gender stereotyping: The theory of female inferiority did not square with the actual strength and courage of women, and probably never had done...
Education Fay Weldon
At first she could not afford the money, or later the time; then she forgot about it. After more than thirty years St Andrews wrote to challenge her claim to have been educated there; they...
Education Lady Ottoline Morrell
Lady Ottoline Bentinck (later LOM ) attended a course in logic, taught by Professor D. G. Ritchie , at St Andrews University in Scotland.
Darroch, Sandra Jobson. Ottoline: The Life of Lady Ottoline Morrell. Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, 1975.
Education Helen Bannerman
Helen Watson (later HB ) graduated with an L.L.A. (Lady Literate in the Arts) through external examinations under the auspices of the University of St Andrews , two years before it and other Scottish universities...
Education Anne Carson
After her receiving her undergraduate degree in 1974, AC embarked on a Master's program in Classics, again at the University of Toronto , in 1975. While enrolled at Toronto she travelled to St Andrews in...
Education Zoë Fairbairns
While an undergraduate at the University of St Andrews , ZF spent a year studying at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia,USA, for one year during her degree course at St Andrews University
Education Zoë Fairbairns
ZF obtained her MA (as a first degree) from the University of St Andrews , the oldest university in Scotland.
Fairbairns, Zoë. “Poetry and Drama”. Zoë Fairbairns.
Education Mary Gawthorpe
She had recently been taking classes in singing at Leeds College of Music (another subject in which she was awarded a scholarship). A course in elocution at the same institution proved useful later on, in...
Education Fay Weldon
Fay Birkinshaw (later FW ), on her eighteenth birthday, left London to enter St Andrews University , St Andrews, on a scholarship, to study economics and psychology.
Weldon, Fay. Auto da Fay. Flamingo, 2002.
Halio, Jay L., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 14. Gale Research, 1983.
14: 751
Education Fay Weldon
Fay Birkinshaw (later FW ) left St Andrews University having qualified for her MA (a first degree in Scotland) in economics and psychology; she did not actually collect her degree for some years.
Weldon, Fay. Auto da Fay. Flamingo, 2002.
Kester-Shelton, Pamela, editor. Feminist Writers. St James Press, 1996.
Halio, Jay L., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 14. Gale Research, 1983.
14: 751
Employer Willa Muir
Willa Anderson (later WM ) began working in the Classics Department at St Andrews University , where she served as an assistant in Latin.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Employer Kathleen Jamie
She has been a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of St Andrews , where she taught for half the year only. She is now Professor of Poetry at Stirling University .
Kathleen Jamie: University of St Andrews.
Taylor, Debbie. “Interview with Kathleen Jamie”. Mslexia, pp. 39 -40.
“Kathleen Jamie (b. 1962 )”. Scottish Poetry Library.
Family and Intimate relationships Willa Muir
At twenty years old, Willa Anderson (later WM ) met her first love, Cecil Wilmot Morrison , a medical student at St Andrews University and a star university rugby player. Their engagement, made in the...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Colin Campbell
Lord Colin Campbell, born on 8 March 1853 to George Douglas Campbell , eighth duke of Argyll, and his wife, born Lady Elizabeth Leveson-Gower ,
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under George Douglas Campbell
“The Late Lord Colin Campbell”. The Scotsman, Scotsman Publications, p. 7.
(19 June 1895): 7
was described...
Family and Intimate relationships Ann Jebb
He had struggled with his conscience over this decision for several years, writing to a friend that he found the sensations of conjugal and paternal love, opposed to the sense of duty.
Jebb, John. “Memoirs”. The Works, Theological, Medical, Political, and Miscellaneous, of John Jebb, M.D. F.R.S., edited by John Disney, T. Cadell, J. Johnson, and J. Stockdale; J. and J. Merrill, 1787, pp. 1: 1 - 227.
He applied...


About 1411
The University of St Andrews was founded by Henry Wardlaw , Bishop of St Andrews, Scotland.
After a petition by James II of Scotland , initiated by William Turnbull , the University of Glasgow was founded under a Bull of Pope Nicholas V .
3 November 1729
Professor Thomas Simson Chandos of the University of St Andrews published The System of the Womb . . ..
October 1865
Elizabeth Garrett obtained an apothecary's licence through the Society of Apothecaries : this began her medical career, after her rejection by the Universities of London , Edinburgh , St Andrews , Oxford , and Cambridge .
February 1877
The Senate of St Andrews University established a distance qualification for women: the Licentiate, or LA, of equal standard to the MA (which was and is in Scotland a first degree).
29 September 1904
Gertrude von Petzold , a German Unitarian , became the first woman to act as a minister in England since before the Victorian age.
New statutes at Cambridge University first permitted women to hold university (as opposed to merely college) teaching posts, to belong to university faculties and sit on faculty boards.