Bishop Henry Wardlaw Statue at St Andrews Scotland!
University founder commemorated
Statue of Bishop Wardlaw with the papal bull in his right hand, as on the day in 1414 when the papal bull of confirmation of his foundation arrived in St. Andrews.
Published on Sunday 8 April 2012 15:00
Professor Ian Carradice, director of the university museums, unveiled a significant addition to the Museum of the University of St. Andrews on the Scores last Friday.
A project is now under way to erect a statue of Bishop Henry Wardlaw, who granted the university its original Charter in 1412, and the museum has acquired the model of Alan Herriot’s entry for the design competition. Though it was the runner-up, Dr Barbara Crawford, director of the Strathmartine Trust, said that Mr Herriot’s model was so “impressive and evocative” that it deserved to be acquired for the university.
The winning design is by Kilmany sculptor David Annand and, if £60,000 can be raised, the life-size statue will be placed in the university grounds. So far, the appeal – not part of the university’s official anniversary appeal, but administered by the Strathmartine Trust – has raised £20,000, and the Trust welcomes any contributions, large or small. Cheques may be made out to “The Strathmartine Trust Wardlaw Statue Appeal” and addressed to the Director, Strathmartine Trust, 2 Kinburn Place, St. Andrews, KY16 9DT.
(see this link for the picture and article)
Extract from 'The St. Andrews Citizen'
Dr. Barbara Crawford, mentioned in this article writes to Jean Coker and me:
"We had an unveiling of the small
model of Bishop Wardlaw which the
University Museum bought and there
was a report in the local paper 'The
Citizen' last Friday. I hope that any of your members who visit
Scotland this year will come by St. Andrews and see
the model in the University museum (MUSA)-and also
The next event of interest will be when the remains of Wardlaw's effigy are returned to the Cathedral museum after conservation. I hope to arrange a bit of publicity then and will send you whatever may appear, as well as pictures of the cleaned and re-displayed effigy fragments.
I am now targeting Trusts to raise more money, and if you have any suggestions for any foundations in USA (or elsewhere) which might have interests in this kind of project I would be very pleased to have their details.
All good wishes,