University in the news - December 14

University in the news - December 14

A round-up of some of the University stories in the media today

First Scots ship to sail to America set off from Aberdeen
Dr Thomas Brochard, an honorary research fellow at the University, has discovered that the first ship to set sail from Scotland to America in 1596 launched from Aberdeen. Previously it was thought the first ship to cross the Atlantic from Scotland left from Dundee in 1600. The story is covered by BBC News, STV, Press & Journal, Metro and Herald.


Rare insight into one of Aberdeen’s oldest educational establishments
The Press & Journal reports on a new book by Christ’s College and Centre for Ministry Studies administrator Clare Davidson about the history of Christ’s College, Aberdeen.

Choir’s impromptu NYC Auld Lang Syne performance during power cut
The Press & Journal reports on an anecdote from the Chapel Choir’s performance at the UNICEF Snowflake ball in New York earlier in the month. During the event’s after party, the power temporarily went out – prompting the choir to perform acapella, much to the delight of the party goers.