How far from St Andrews?

Looking back at St Andrews from the end of the pier
Looking back at St Andrews from the end of the pier.

Every now and then I get an email from my alma mater the University of St Andrews. This week I got this one about the forthcoming General Council meeting:

During the last few years, the General Council (whose members include all graduates of the University) has met furth of St Andrews for its statutory winter meetings in order to encourage members who would find it difficult to come to St Andrews to interest themselves in the Council’s business. This year’s meeting will be held in … Dundee

So, to encourage members who would find it difficult to come to St Andrews they are meeting in Dundee.

Which is 12 miles from St Andrews! And 12 miles further north at that.

8 thoughts on “How far from St Andrews?”

  1. I’m sure as Hedge knows all too well, St Andrews is Scotland’s University, and Edinburgh a mere modern academic ankle-biter that can hardly claim half of Scotland’s University’s pedigree (although I did go to both of them myself!).

  2. Reasons you are wrong…

    1. The Sunday Times Good University Guide: Edinburgh 12th, St. Andrews 14th.
    2. We have a proper medical school
    3. You both had to come here to get a proper qualification
    4. I study in Edinburgh

    What other reasons could you possibly need?

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