Virtual St Mary's Institute for Historical Research

Where St. Mary's Staff and Historians live virtually.

Virtual St Mary's Institute for Historical Research

Where St. Mary's Staff and Historians live virtually.

Disclaimer Thingum:

Welcome to Virtual St. Mary's Institute for Historical Research!! This site is dedicated to the book series The Chronicles of St Mary's by Jodi Taylor. It is completely written and maintained by fans of the series and has no affiliation with Jodi Taylor or her works.

Jodi Taylor or her representatives are in no way responsible for the content found on its pages. It is intended to be a place for fans of the series to explore and recreate what life at the fictional St. Mary's Institute for Historical Research might be like.


St Mary’s Staff and Historians live virtually on this website. Here we have room to explore each department and a place to keep records of our Jumps and Festivals.  For the real experience of joining the Unit and experiencing the jumps as they happen online in real time, you will want to join our Facebook group Virtual St Mary's By the Disaster Magnets 

*PLEASE NOTE* The Facebook page is a closed group.   If you have not read at least the first three books I suggest that you do so before asking to join the group.  The books and characters are referred to often and there are major spoilers if you haven't read the books. 


Ghost of Time (GoT)

In case some of you new members are wondering who GoT is, let me introduce you. She is normally the sweet-natured ... cough... guardian of Virtual St Mary's known as the Ghost of Time. She answers only to Dr. Bairstow and Jodi Taylor. She used to be Marietta Winfrey who had the crazy idea to start this place but was killed off by the demands of trying to set up department rosters and room assignments for the first batch of 50 members back in January of 2018. Marietta couldn't make everyone happy at the same time. GoT doesn't even try. As long as you behave reasonably on Jumps, refrain from political discussions, prejudicial remarks about someones, faith, race or gender identification, blatant sexual post or extreme violence involving guns and or bombs you should only see her in the flattering ensemble designed and modeled by Jenny Gurton.

Here is a link to find out all about Jodi Taylor and amazing her books!