School of Divinity

News and events

Forthcoming events at the School of Divinity, together with an events archive

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Divinity events

Upcoming and past events in the School of Divinity or led by our academics.

Short courses for the Church Community

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As part of the work of New College to resource the Church of Scotland and beyond, the School of Divinity offers a range of short courses for lay and ordained people. While the courses are open to everyone, they are particularly aimed at those in churches who seek to develop their understanding of Christian theology, worship and mission.

Understanding Buddhism – Short Course

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A short course that offers a comprehensive analysis of Buddhism so that learners can appreciate the diversity and complexity of Buddhism as a lived religion.

Public Lecture Series

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For more than a century, the School of Divinity has been host to a number of prestigious endowed public lecture series.

School seminars

School seminars
Regular seminars are held in each research area, throughout the two academic semesters. Visitors are warmly invited to attend. All seminars are held in New College.

New College Cafe

New College Cafe, Run by the Grassmarket Community Project
The New College Cafe at the School of Divinity runs throughout the semester offering our community hot and cold food and drinks. The kitchen is ran by the Grassmarket Community Project.

New College 175th Anniversary

Looking up at New College from the Mound steps
In 2021, the School celebrated the 175th anniversary of the day when Dr Thomas Chalmers laid the foundation stone of New College on the Mound: 3 June 1846.


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Tributes to alumni who have died, as posted in the media or submitted by colleagues, family and friends.