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Museum Storytime

Museum Storytime

By Museums of the University of St Andrews
Join us for a moment of calm. Our collections in the Museums of the University of St Andrews are full to the brim with objects that have interesting stories to tell. Take 10 minutes out of your day to hear them in Museum Storytime.
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Venus' Flower Basket
This week on Museum Storytime, join Eilidh to find out all about the intriguing Venus' Flower Basket - and the secret of what lies inside.  Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumsUniStA Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
04:48
October 20, 2021
Sir David Brewster
This week on Museum Storytime, join Eilidh to hear the story of Sir David Brewster, his time at the University of St. Andrews, and the accidental invention of the Kaleidoscope. Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
06:27
October 6, 2021
The Bell Pettigrews
Today on Museum Storytime, join Eilidh to find out all about the Bell Pettigrews - the power couple of the University of St Andrews- and how their memory can still be felt in the buildings across campus to this day... To find out more about the Bell Pettigrews, check this blog post out : https://museumblog.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/.../inspiration.../ Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
04:47
September 29, 2021
Fridtjof Nansen
This week, find out all about Fridtjof Nansen - discover his daring trip to the North Pole and appreciate his groundbreaking humanitarian work. You can also enjoy some poetry inspired by Nansen's creations on the University Museums website: https://museumevents.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/stanza-x.../ Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
05:48
September 15, 2021
Early Student Days
This week, join Eilidh to find out all about Early Student Days at the University of St Andrews. Discover how early students would need to wake up, what the exam process was like and some facts about graduation...   Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
04:54
September 8, 2021
Scottish Students Song Book
This week, join Eilidh find out what the Scottish Student Songbook is, how it came into being and what song included in the book is featured in a well-known film...   Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
07:22
September 1, 2021
Survival Stories
This week, join Eilidh to learn about some of the survival stories of the objects in our collections. From the Reformation, to the banning of a then popular sport, there are many survival stories of the 600 year history of the University of St Andrews... Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
07:12
August 25, 2021
Willa Muir
Staying on the theme of St Andrews alumnus, join Eilidh this week as she investigates Willa Muir and her career. Muir was one of St Andrews’ early women students, and one of Scotland's leading feminist writers at the time. Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
07:08
August 18, 2021
Sir James Black
This week, join Eilidh to look at Norman Edgar's Portrait of Sir James Black. Find out who James Black was, his amazing work in the medical field and how the University of St Andrews remember him today...  Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
04:20
August 11, 2021
Women's Work, Pittenweem
This week, join Eilidh to learn about the Recording Scotland collection, the work of the women in the fishing industry, and some of the methods that they used... Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
04:45
August 4, 2021
Franki Raffles
This week, join Eilidh to hear all about Franki Raffles.   Learn how this St Andrews alumni became a social feminist documentary photographer, who travelled the world and set up the charity Zero Tolerance.    The University of St Andrews hold Raffles' work in our collections, which you can explore here: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/library/... Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
04:39
July 30, 2021
Mary, Queen of Scots
This week, join Eilidh to find out all about our painting by John Duncan of Mary, Queen of Scots at Fotheringhay. Come and listen to why this Dundee-born artist painted one of the final days of Scotland's most famous monarch, over 300 years after the event happened, and how the University now have this painting in their collection today!  Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
07:56
July 21, 2021
The Challenger Expedition
This week, join Eilidh to learn about the Challenger Expedition and why it was dubbed the beginning of modern oceanography... Find us at:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum.. Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
05:54
July 14, 2021
The Beatles and Cassius Clay
This week, join Eilidh to hear the story of Harry Benson's photograph of The Beatles with Cassius Clay, part of our Boswell Collection.  Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/   Photograph © HARRY BENSON
07:21
July 7, 2021
Peter Pan
This week, join Eilidh to find out the link author J.M. Barrie has to St. Andrews University, learn about the whimsical Peter Pan statue in our collection and some of the memorable quotes from Barrie's speeches...   Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumsUniStA Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
06:26
June 30, 2021
Margaret Fairlie
This week, join Eilidh to learn about St Andrews' own Margaret Fairlie, her contributions to the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the difference she made, and still makes, to peoples lives and what she kept hidden during World War Two... Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumsUniStA Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
04:45
June 23, 2021
Julia Margaret Cameron
This week, join Eilidh to learn about Julia Margaret Cameron: the work she produced, and who "The Dirty Monk" was...   Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumsUniStA  Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
04:25
June 16, 2021
Museum Storytime Trailer
Join us for a moment of calm. Our collections are full to the brim with objects that have interesting stories to tell. Take 10 minutes out of your day to hear them in Museum Storytime.
01:07
May 6, 2021