Displays and Events at St Salvator’s

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Shared Histories is organising a range of activities concerning migration and diaspora in the historic heart of the University of St Andrews: The St Salvator’s Quad, Cloisters, and Chapel.

The Cloisters

Seven display panels on the theme of Windrush will be hosted inside the cloisters of St Salvator’s Chapel during the month of February. These panels are an iteration of the exhibition “Enigma of Arrival” researched by the University of the West Indies and Barbados Museum and Historical Society, as part of Work Package 7 of the EC Horizon2020 project EU-LAC Museums (693669) (https://eulacmuseums.net/index.php). The Open Virtual Worlds team in Computer Science at the University of St Andrews developed an EU-LAC Museums Virtual Museum of Caribbean Memory and Migration, where people of the WIndrush generation can upload their own story to the Caribbean, found here: https://www.eu-lac.org/vmcarib/?fbclid=IwAR0ZTi-j0KFs0jhWAefnB-OqBd4w8b2j2BD3XZ_VsZVsI_3ZlVElV0-xpvY.

To view the online St Andrews iteration of the panels exhibition, visit:


With huge thanks to the BAME network for leading the co-curatorial process as well as the ‘Label Writing and Interpretation Club’ formed of students from the MLitt in Museum and Gallery studies.

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The Chapel

The University Chapel Service on Sunday 7 February beginning at 11 am will explore themes of Windrush in hymns, prayers, readings and a sermon from the Chaplain, Revd Dr Donald MacEwan.  In line with government restrictions, this service will be accessible online – details at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/community/worship/  Regular Chaplaincy discussion groups involving students and staff (Thinking Allowed and Turning Pages) will take up issues raised by the exhibition in meetings in February and early March. Details to be published at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/chaplaincy/eventsandgroups/then follow the links to the named discussion groups. 

The Quad

(subject to COVID-19 advice) In the frame of Shared Histories, the Quad (https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/stories/2015/quad/) will be the location of an event in March in partnership with the School of Anthropology Centre for Amerindian Studies. Led by Professor Nina Lauri and Dr Ana Paola Gutierrez Garza, students re-enact migration movements through walking, and proclaim migration testimonials of challenging COVID-19 migration experiences from Northern Peru (funded by the SFC GCRF fund).