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D is for Disability

I’m grateful to Charles Coventry  (1962-66, 1977-8), a sufferer of Cerebral Palsy, for sending me his memoir of the particular difficulties he faced in the 1960s and 70s and of why  St. Andrews was a special place for him.  Despite his previous ‘grudge … Continue reading

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M is for music (classical, renaissance, church)

Thanks to Charles Coventry (MA, 1962-66, B Phil 1977-79) for this contribution During my M.A. I played the clarinet in the orchestra under Cedric Thorpe Davie (Ed’s note: well-known composer and Professor of Music 1946 to 1978). During the year practices … Continue reading

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F is for Fairport Convention

Between 1970 and 1974 I don’t remember many notable gigs taking place in St. Andrews.   Maybe groups just didn’t fancy the journey, maybe more of them went to Dundee, or maybe I was just, well, otherwise engaged?  But I do remember … Continue reading

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An Alumnus Alphabet

St. Andrews,  clinging to the edge of the Fife coast, is an oddity in so many ways.   With a skyline to die for and a wind you just want to avoid,  it’s  overrun for most of the year by students and for the rest … Continue reading

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