A SAHA Conversation with Sally Mapstone

SAHA Conversations

Dec 17 2021 • 24 mins

The latest episode in the SAHA Conversations series includes an insightful discussion with Professor Sally Mapstone FRSE. As Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews, Professor Sally Mapstone directs the University’s Strategy and is responsible for the University’s operations. She is also Vice-Convener of Universities Scotland, a board member of Universities UK, a trustee of UCAS and of the Europaeum, Vice-Chair of the Board of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Higher Education Policy Institute. Sally is a medievalist with expertise in medieval and Renaissance Scottish literature. She is President of the Saltire Society, which champions Scottish culture. Sally is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, our SAHA member.

In our SAHA Conversation Professor Mapstone reflects on her career trajectory and her work on medieval Scottish literature. We also discuss the advantages of having a humanities education today.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Lockdown Tales

Universities Scotland

A Sonnet a Day by Sir Patrick Stewart

Humanities Graduates and the British Economy: The Hidden Economy