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The University of St Andrews (informally known as St Andrews University or simply St Andrews; abbreviated as St And, from the Latin Sancti Andreae, in post-nominals) is a British public research university in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.
It is the oldest of the four ancient universities of Scotland and the third oldest university in the English-speaking world (following Oxford and Cambridge Universities).
The student body is notably diverse: over 135 nationalities are represented with 45% of its intake from countries outside the UK; about one-eighth of the students are from the rest of the EU and the remaining third are from overseas — 15% from North America alone.
St Andrews has many notable alumni and affiliated faculty, including eminent mathematicians, scientists, theologians, philosophers, and politicians.
In 1783 the business was bought by Thomas Flight, jeweler to the Royal family and the firm's London agent.
After his death in 1791 his son John took Martin Barr into partnership and traded as Flight & Barr. A Worcester Porcelain Teapot c.1770, globular shape, the cover with hand-modelled floral knob, painted in underglaze blue with the popular "Mansfield" pattern and over-painted "Clobbered" decoration in blue, iron red, brown and gilt.
The academic year is divided into two terms, Martinmas and Candlemas.
In term time, over one-third of the town's population is either a staff member or student of the university.
The university occupies historic and modern buildings located throughout the town.At this time, the majority of the teaching was of a religious nature and was conducted by clerics associated with the cathedral.During the 17th and 18th centuries, the university had mixed fortunes and was often beset by civil and religious disturbances. A Worcester Cylindrical Mug (tankard) "King of Prussia"* c.1757-78, transfer printed in black by Robert Hancock, commemorating Frederick the Great, dated 1757. Marks: "RH" monogram for Hancock and anchor for Richard Holdship. * The subject was taken from Richard Houston's engraving after a painting by Antoine Pesne. The united firms traded as Chamberlain & Company until 1852.