Royal and Ancient Golf and Gown

St. Andrews' undergraduates, in their red gowns, taking a traditional 'pier walk'

St. Andrews' undergraduates, in their red gowns, taking a traditional 'pier walk'

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The ancient Scottish city of St. Andrews is home to the world's oldest golf course and one of the most venerable and prestigious institutions of higher learning on the planet - the University of St. Andrews, which is six-hundred years old this year. IDEAS host (and St. Andrews alumnus) Paul Kennedy celebrates a nearly perfect place.


Participants in the Program:

Ian Carradice, recently retired director of the Museum of the University of St. Andrews.

Freddie Fforde, current president of the St. Andrews University Student Society.

Roger Mason, director of the St. Andrews University Institute for Scottish Historical Research.

Stephen Reid, lecturer in Scottish History at the University of Glasgow.

Norman Reid, St. Andrews University archivist, and author of Ever to Excel, the most recent history of the university.

Louise Richardson, current principal and vice-chancellor of St. Andrews University.


Related Website:

University of St. Andrews


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