Scriptorium

Structured study days for postgraduates every Thursday

Study habits and meaningful community

Scriptorium is a postgraduate 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 as a 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.

Daily Timetable

Meeting in the refurbished Annie Younger Room, North Castle Street, St Andrews twice weekly.
The timetable for each Tuesday and Thursday is as follows:

  • 9:45–10:00 Arrival and coffee
  • 10:00–10:15 Prayer
  • 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 Closing 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.

Although designed for postgraduates, all writers are welcome. 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.