Scriptorium

Structured study days for postgraduates every Thursday

Study habits and meaningful community

Scriptorium is a community which focuses on our shared central commitment – scholarly vocation – in an atmosphere of friendship, encouragement, and accountability. It is not designed to add yet another commitment to our already busy lives, but instead to provide a space for structured study alongside fellow scholars.

We begin and end each day with short sessions of prayer and reflection. The study days are punctuated by breaks with complimentary refreshment as well asa dedicated break for lunch. We do hope to provide lunches in the future, however, at this time, we ask that you make your own arrangements—you are welcome to pack a lunch and bring it with you or venture out into town for provisions.

Summer timetable

Starting on Thursday 9 June at 10:00 am, at All Saints’ Rectory, 39 North Street, St Andrews and meeting weekly, the summer timetable for each Thursday is as follows:

  • 10:15–11:15 Session 1
  • 11:15–11:30 Break
  • 11:30–12:30 Session 2
  • 12:30–13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30–14:30 Session 3
  • 14:30–14:45 Break
  • 14:45–15:45 Session 4
  • 15:45–16:00 Prayer and Reflection

You are welcome to come for the whole day, or to attend a session or two as your schedule allows.

You are also warmly invited to attend Morning (09:00) and Evening Prayer (17:30) at All Saints’ which, in true monastic spirit, bookends our days of study.

We are hugely excited to partner with All Saints’ in bringing the life of study, community, and prayer together.

Interested?

Please email Wade Bellesbach or Annie Konzelman at trinityforumstandrews@gmail.com for more information, or to to let them know if you plan to attend for part or all of the day.

Feel free to forward to any friends you think would be interested.

A student’s prayer by St Thomas Aquinas

Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator,
true source of light and fountain of wisdom!
Pour forth your brilliance upon my dense intellect,
dissipate the darkness which covers me,
that of sin and of ignorance.
Grant me a penetrating mind to understand,
a retentive memory,
method and ease in learning,
the lucidity to comprehend,
and abundant grace in expressing myself.
Guide the beginning of my work,
direct its progress,
and bring it to successful completion.
This I ask through Jesus Christ,
true God and true man,
living and reigning with You and the Father,
forever and ever.
Amen.