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Students studying in JF Allen library

Library closures on Friday 10 January

The Main Library, St Mary’s College Library (including the King James) and The Richardson Research Library at Martyrs Kirk will be closed all day on Friday 10 January for staff training. JF Allen Library and Library at…

Illustration of child being cradled by a fairy

December 25 – Fairies

The myth of fairies has no single origin, but stories of fairy-like creatures are common throughout folklore. These magical creatures usually have a human appearance plus their most distinctive feature […]

Illustration of a chimera or possibly a simurgh (mythical Persian bird) with the head of a dog and claws of a lion

December 24 – Chimera

The composite Persian volume known as the Book of Wonders, deals with natural history and geography. It is made up of the ‘Seven Seas’ section of ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara’ib al-mawjudat […]

Illustration of werewolf

December 21 – Werewolf

Werewolves are humans with the ability to change into wolves, voluntarily or not, most often on the night of a full moon. This illustration, by Henry J Ford, is from […]