Find out what's in the news at New College.
Dr Robert Funk Lights Up the School of Divinity
Thanks to the generous donation of our alumnus Dr Robert Funk, New College now features prominently in the Edinburgh skyline.
Very Reverend Professor Iain R Torrance recognised in New Year’s Honours
Reverend Torrance, Honorary Professor in Early Christian Doctrine, has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
Christian-Muslim Network Hosts Inaugural Conference
The School of Divinity, through a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, recently established a new Christian-Muslim Studies Network to enhance scholarly and public discourse on Christian-Muslim relations. Joshua Ralston tells us about the conference.
Undergraduate School Representative Launches New College Society
Last September, Stephen Dolan, the School's Undergraduate Representative, launched the New College Society. In this interview, we discuss his plans for the Society:
PG Committee News Update
As lot has been happening and changing since the new Board of the Postgraduate Committee was elected in May! Catch up with the latest news.
Away Day 2017
At the end of September over 100 New College students, staff and family members went on a Day Away to Comrie in Perthshire. A new PhD student reflects on the day:
Lucy Schouten Awarded Innovation Initiative Grant
Our student Lucy Schouten was awarded an Innovation Initiative Grant to conduct fieldwork on Christian-Muslim engagement in Jordan. She tells us about getting the grant and the upcoming project:
Dr Naomi Appleton Awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize
We’re delighted to announce that Dr Naomi Appleton has been awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize this year. The Prize recognises the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising.
Dr Sandy Forsyth Publishes 'Mission by the People
Based on his 2014 Edinburgh PhD thesis, Dr Sandy Forsyth's book, Mission by the People, was recently published by Wipf & Stoc
Jolyon Mitchell: Redrawing boundaries: religion, violence and the search for peace
In this lecture, Professor Jolyon Mitchell explores how increasing numbers of separation barriers and dividing walls are represented and framed in a range of contexts
School Gets Top Marks in National Student Survey
The results of the National Student Survey are in and we're proud to announce that the School got 100% overall satisfaction. The survey gathers students’ opinions on the quality of their courses.
In Memory of Dr T. Jack Thompson
Professor Brian Stanley remembers Dr T. Jack Thompson (1943–2017), former director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World
Dr Zachary Purvis Elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
We're delighted to announce that Dr Zachary Purvis has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (RHS) in recognition of contributions made to historical scholarship.
Professor Mona Siddiqui Appointed Visiting Professor at Kings College London and the British University in Dubai
Professor Mona Siddiqui has been appointed Visiting Professor at Kings College London and the British University in Dubai.
School Appoints Two Teaching Colleagues
The School of Divinity is pleased to announce the appointment of two new colleagues who will take up post in the next academic session: Dr Emma Wild-Wood and Dr Simon Burton.
Luce Fund for Theological Education awards $425,000 grant to the School of Divinity to establish a Global Network of Christian-Muslim Studies
The Luce Foundation for Theological Education has awarded a $425,000 grant to the School of Divinity to establish a Global Network of Christian-Muslim Studies. The collaborative grant will be administered by the School and the Network is led by Dr Joshua Ralston, principal investigator, and Prof Mona Siddiqui, co-investigator, in conjunction with an international network of scholars and public leaders.
Professor Mona Siddiqui to give Keynote Lecture at Virtuous Character: Common Values, Shared Visions Conference, Amsterdam
Professor Siddiqui Keynote Lecture at Conference in Amsterdam 13 -15 July 2018
Destroyer of the gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World
Professor Larry Hurtado's recent book wins the 2017 PROSE Award
Dr Alison Elliot has received a Scottish Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr Alison Elliot, CTPI Associate Director, has received a Scottish Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in the Scottish Parliament.
Theology and the University in Nineteenth-Century Germany - a new book by Dr Zachary Purvis
The new book by Dr Purvis, Theology and the University in Nineteenth-Century Germany examines the dual transformation of institutions and ideas that led to the emergence of theology as science, the paradigmatic project of modern theology associated with Friedrich Schleiermacher.
Professor David Fergusson has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Principal of New College, Professor David Fergusson has been awarded an OBE as part of the celebrations marking the Queen's 90th birthday. The award is in recognition for services to education, the arts, and the Church of Scotland.
Professor Mona Siddiqui to chair an independent review into the application of Sharia Law in England and Wales
An independent review into the application of Sharia Law in England and Wales has been launched by Home Secretary Theresa May today and will be chaired by Professor Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at the School of Divinity.