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David Russell Hall

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DAVID RUSSELL HALL (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Ken Whittle RSCDS Book 42

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, dance down between 3s and cast up to join LH with partner and RH with 2nd corners
9-16 1s+2nd corners Balance-in-Line, face corners and set, turn corners RH and pass partner LSh to face 3rd corner (position) while 1st corners set turning left to dance clockwise ½ way to change places and set
17-20 1s dance ½ diagonal RSh reel of 4 with corners to join LH with partner and RH with 1st corners (position)
21-28 1s+1st corners Balance-in-Line, face corners and set, turn corners RH and pass partner LSh to face 2nd corner (position) while 2nd corners set turning left to dance clockwise ½ way to change places and set
29-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with corners, give LH briefly to end LSh/LSh
33-40 1s dance RH across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s), pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple to end 2nd place own side

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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This reel, David Russell Hall, is named after the student residential complex owned by the University of St. Andrews on the Western edge of town, a major part of the university's accommodation stock in St. Andrews.

The David Russell Apartments were completed in 2004, replacing the earlier halls first built in the 1960s.

David Francis Oliphant Russell gave David Russell Hall to the university in memory of his father, Sir David Russell.

Sir David Russell FRSE FLS FSA LLD (1872–1956) was a 20th century Scottish paper manufacturer and philanthropist, remembered as an amateur botanist, photographer and antiquary. His donation of 18,000 photographs to the University of St Andrews forms the core of what is known as the David Russell Collection. He created and oversaw multiple charitable trusts including the David Russell Trust.

In 1912 he married Alison Blyth, daughter of Francis Blyth of Belvedere in Kent. Their five children included David Francis Oliphant Russell.

In 1930 Sir David Russell was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and served as the Society's Vice President from 1943 to 1946. He was knighted by King George VI in 1946.

Major David Francis Oliphant Russell CBE MC FRSE (9 September 1915 – 3 January 1993) was a British businessman and philanthropist. He was educated privately at Sedbergh School in Yorkshire and then took a general Arts degree at St Andrews University, graduating MA.

In the Second World War he was commissioned as an officer in the 7th battalion Black Watch and was severely wounded at the Battle of El Alamein. He won the Military Cross for his actions. Further wounded twice, at both Sicily as part of the invasion of Siciliy and Italy and again at Le Havre as part of the D-Day landings, he was invalided out of the army in 1944.

In 1956 he succeeded his father as Chairman of Tullis Russell & Co Ltd, paper-makers in Fife. From 1963 he began taking on various senior administrative roles at St Andrews University becoming chancellor's assessor in 1963 and finance convener from 1964 to 1977.

In 1969 he was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to business, to university and to the National Trust.

David Russell Hall
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