St Andrews Events and Reading Groups

The Scores: Issue 4 Launch

Thursday 24th May, 8pm

Edited, compiled, and managed by graduate students in the School of English, The Scores is an online journal publishing the best poetry, fiction, reviews, and art in English, Scots, and other languages of Scotland. Names for the cliff-side street upon which the School of English is situated, this is a magazine that firmly rooted in […] See more »


Martin Kemp: Living with Leonardo

Wednesday 30th May, 8pm

‘This book leads you on a journey through the life, work and legacy of one of history’s most intriguing figures. Kemp emerges as a guide you feel you can trust’ — The Times Martin Kemp has spent his life with Leonardo da Vinci. He is the scholar called on to verify potentially undiscovered works, the […] See more »


Charles Spencer with To Catch a King: Charles II’s Escape

Wednesday 13th June, 8pm

‘Riveting…‘To Catch a King’ is as gripping as any thriller’ — Sunday Telegraph To Catch a King is an enthralling piece of historical fact. As Charles II (son of the beheaded Charles I) is forced into hiding by the strength of Cromwell’s army, he enters a six week period where his survival relies on disguise, […] See more »


Sir Antony Beevor: The Battle of Arnhem

Thursday 14th June, 8pm

We are delighted to welcome esteemed historian Sir Antony Beevor to mark the publication of his latest book, Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944. Known for his landmark historical studies — including Stalingrad, Berlin: The Downfall 1945, and D-Day:The Battle for Normandy, to name but a few — he is one of our best-selling and most highly […] See more »


Pre-Publication Exclusive: Sebastian Faulks with Paris Echo

Thursday 21st June, 6pm

Sebastian Faulks is a giant of our contemporary literary world. Since his 1993 novel Birdsong captured the imagination of readers across the country, he has seen his novels lauded, adapted for film, stage, and radio, and (of course) read avidly. Sebastian is visiting St Andrews to speak at the British Home Front Conference, but, we […] See more »


Kirsty Gunn with Caroline’s Bikini

Monday 16th July, 8pm

*Please Note: This event has been rescheduled from Wednesday 20th June to Monday 16th July. For those who have already booked, you will hear from us soon regarding this change* ‘Kirsty Gunn gives us nothing less than a masterclass in the art of fiction’ — The Guardian Author of The Big Music, an award-winning novel of […] See more »


An Evening with Matt Haig

Thursday 23rd August, 8pm

*Please Note: This event has been rescheduled from Tuesday 28th August to Thursday 23rd August. For those who have already booked, you will hear from us soon regarding this change* Author of fiction for adults and children, including last year’s How to Stop Time, and non-fiction, including the bestselling Reasons to Stay Alive, Matt Haig […] See more »


Kate Atkinson with Transcription

Tuesday 11th September, 7pm

Please note that this event starts at 7pm – a little earlier than our usual timings.  ‘Inexhaustibly ingenious’ — Hilary Mantel Having won three Costa (formerly Whitbread) Novel Awards, for her debut Behind the Scenes at the Museum, and her two most recent books, Life After Life and A God in Ruins, Kate Atkinson is […] See more »


An Evening of Poetry with Kathleen Jamie

Thursday 8th November, 8pm

Kathleen Jamie published her first pamphlet of poetry at the age of twenty and has, since then, honed not only a remarkable poetic voice, but a mode of listening to the world with — both emotionally and artistically — a deep-rooted honesty. We are delighted to welcome her back to St Andrews, where she previously […] See more »