The Bell Pettigrew Museum A Performance Tour: Reviewed

Off the beaten track – quite literally tucked away in St Mary’s Quad – this interactive and immersive museum tour offered a refreshing change to a typical On the Rocks event. This guided tour of the Bell Pettigrew Natural History Museum incorporated performances in between informational sessions about various exhibits. While not a large museum space (the museum consists of mainly one room), its glass cases were filled with specimen and fossils, ranging from birds, to crocodiles, to butterflies.

Chips and Dips

Fancy a group movie night? A party? A study session? These dips cover an array of flavors that compliment every occasion! Just grab a bag of chips or some fresh veggies and dig in!

Prepping for Potlucks

Potluck dinners are a St Andrews staple; they bring together friends and food and let you taste a variety of dishes in one seating. Stumped what to make at your next potluck gathering? Here are a few delicious recipes, varying from easy and quick to show-stopping!

Top of the Scots: Reviewed

Top of the Scots was a welcome spring addition to the St Andrews A Cappella calendar. Tom Caruth, known for stand-up with the St Andrews Comedy society, hosted the concert, which featured all six of St Andrews’ A Cappella groups. Many of them performed their Scottish A Cappella Championship (SACC) sets which they had been working on for the last few months. The groups all performed with microphones, raising the quality of the sound considerably and making for an exciting concert. This concert was also the first audience-vote competition the society has hosted, with the winning group receiving a £300 grant towards their next A Cappella function. The A Cappella society teamed up with the Save the Children society, selling cakes and collecting donations, raising a total of over £100 for the charity!

Food Combos: Vegetarian Edition

Here’s the second take from our collection, food combos! Our Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Combo articles give you the three most important meals of the day with a twist! Try them separately or all together, these combos help you find great veggie dining for any time of day.

Fangtastic Halloween Recipes

Ready to get into the spooky spirit? The 31st is just around the corner, so we’ve whipped up some scarily good Halloween recipes to keep you doing the Monster Mash all night.

Food Combos: St Andrews edition

This year’s first Gastronome article is also kicking off a new collection: our food combos! Our Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Combo articles give you the three most important meals of the day with a twist! Try them all together or try them separately, these combos help you find pockets of St Andrews-themed dining for any time of day.

The Physicists/Die Physiker: Reviewed

Don’t be misled by this play’s title; it deals with much more than physics or physicists. The show was performed in its original German (a delight as a mother-tongue German speaker) with English subtitles. Dürrenmatt’s dark absurdist comedy tackles the ethics and structures of science, madness and power. In the Director’s Note, the directors acknowledge the challenge in staging this “fiercely moral yet absurdist piece” and bringing it into the 21st century, a challenge they wonderfully mastered.

Unicef Symposium x Children in Conflict: Reviewed

Unicef on Campus St Andrews’ 4th Annual Symposium was held in the Byre Theatre Studio this year, and for the first time, Unicef’s Symposium collaborated with On the Rocks, expanding their audience. The Symposium focused on the issue of Children in Conflict and brought in a panel of speakers with a diverse level of expertise on the topic. The speakers included Marc Ellison, a photojournalist working in conflict zones; Laurie Druelle, a representative of HALO Trust, which focuses on Mine Clearance and Awareness in post-confict zones; Jaremey McMullin, a St Andrews IR lecturer researching internal conflict and the process of post-conflict transition; and Daniel Cosgrove, a representative from UNICEF UK based in Glasgow.