The Gateway Centre
The Gateway Galleries are the University's temporary exhibition venue, featuring a changing programme of exhibitions, on subjects ranging from art and photography to science and ethnography. Cafe facilities are available on weekdays.
Monday to Friday 9am-3.45pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm
- 18 January — 17 May 2014 *on now
Come along to the Gateway Galleries and get stuck into an exciting range of arty activities linked to the temporary exhibitions. Activities are suitable for all ages and change each week so bring along the whole family! Free, drop-in, no booking required.
- Any age
Herman von Helmholtz and the Physics of Music
- 20 March 2014 1pm-1:45am
Our understanding of the physics of musical instruments owes a huge debt to the work of Hermann von Helmholtz in 19th century Germany. His seminal work ‘On The
Sensations Of Tone’ (1863) also set out novel techniques crucial in studying the perception of pitched sounds. This talk by Dr Jonathan Kemp (Music Dept) will cover the experiments he conducted and their relevance to contemporary musical acoustics. Held at the Gateway Galleries. Free but booking essential.
Looking Beneath the Waves
- 23 April 2014 5:30-6:15pm
In recent years sound has been used by scientists at the University of St Andrews to reveal the past both on and beneath the sea floor. This talk by Dr Richard Bates (School of Geography and Geosciences) will look at how acoustics have enabled us to map the changes in submerged landscapes and to investigate and monitor our maritime archaeological heritage. Held at the Gateway Galleries. Free but booking essential.
Scientific Instruments as Teaching Tools in Victorian Britain
- 30 April 2014 5:30-6:15pm
The 19th century was a time of scientific innovation, with new, ground-breaking instruments pushing the boundaries of human knowledge. But instruments were not only for research: they had a key role in demonstrating scientific discoveries to learners and to lay people. This talk by Dr Aileen Fyfe, School of History, will investigate how instruments were used to spectacular effect in popular scientific lectures, and how they transformed the nature of science teaching in universities, including St Andrews. Held at the Gateway Galleries. Free but booking essential.