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The Comedy Scene in St Andrews

Before I came to university, I must say that I associated comedy with middle-aged men on Live At The Apollo making jokes about their wives or the endless stream of panel shows which the BBC provides. But upon arriving here, my eyes have truly been opened to the many diverse forms of comedy there are and it really amazes...

Frank Muir Prize For Humour

The Frank Muir Prize for Humour is an annual competition to find the best in original humorous writing that the University has to offer. The competition is named after the writer and presenter Frank Muir who served as Rector of the University between 1976 and 1979. Towards the end of his term, he established an annual gift of £1000...

North Point’s Pancake Night 2020: Review

Image courtesy of Forrest Pando
North Point Cafe is an old standby for St Andrews students. With a very loyal following within and without the student community, the café with its bright and familiar red façade is a spot of joy at the end of North Street on a gloomy winter day. The café is already well-known for its fluffy American-style pancakes and affordable...

Word of Mouth: Gastronomy and the Podcast

Podcasting is a ubiquitous form of media when it comes to talking about hobbies and interests. In some cases, podcast presenters can provide a narrative or background for their listeners on a variety of topics and activities, while for others the creation of — or the act of listening to — podcasts is the hobby in and of itself....

Emma: A Review

Director Autumn de Wilde’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved Emma released this Valentine’s Day is the perfect cinematic adventure, whether for a romantic date or a chuckle with friends.

My Brilliant Friend: A Review

Growing up in post World War Two Naples, Elena Greco and Rafaella (Lila) Cerullo are two young girls with brains and ambition, qualities that set them apart from most other residents of the stifling, impoverished neighbourhood in which they live. Their corner of the world is riddled with violence and death, to which the girls are exposed with startling...

Interview: Reuben Morris-Dyer and Kitty Howie, 60 Hour Film Blitz

In recent years, the 60 Hour Film Blitz has become one of the most unique and exciting events of the year in St Andrews, and a golden opportunity for aspiring filmmakers in the area, students and locals alike. It offers not only an opportunity to gain valuable practical experience and have their worked screened for a jury (and to...

Thoughts on Girlhood

Following the historic win of South Korean drama Parasite at the ninety-second Academy Awards, now more than ever mainstream Western audiences are opening to the world of non-English cinema. The Oscars victory could not arrive at a more opportune moment; in our age of globalisation, where the facets of identity and individual cultural capital are consistently found at the...

The Byre Film Club

SPONSORED BY THE BYRE Featuring rare archive footage, dystopian visions, and award-winning performances, the Byre Film Club’s line-up for this semester has something for everyone. The Byre Film Club is showcasing an exciting array of films from February until the end of May. These listings range from mainstream award winners to under-appreciated gems. The Film Club screens every Thursday at 10:30am...

Working Class Hero?

Following the success of his debut album, Hypersonic Missiles, Geordie singer-songwriter Sam Fender has been touring the UK and sharing the uncut insight into working class life that has gained him such popularity within catchy guitar-driven songs. I caught him at his show in Glasgow in November. Fender’s crowd is diverse; there were plenty of middle-aged fans, as well...