Past events at the School of Divinity
CANCELLED Fear, Hope, and Coexistence: A Summer School in Practical Engagement with Christian-Muslim Relations
This event will be rescheduled
Yale Edinburgh Conference 2020
CANCELLED due to corona virus. The next meeting of the Yale Edinburgh Group will take place in 2021.
Buddhism CPD event for teachers
Online, Saturday 20 June 2020, 10am-12noon.
Considering Comparison: A Panel Discussion on Comparative Approaches to the Study of Religion
Online, Friday 29 May 2020, 3-4.30pm, on Microsoft Teams.
Truth & Responsibility: Remembering Srebrenica
Tuesday 25 February 2020, 1.10-2pm, Senate Room, New College
Discussing religious themes in Alasdair Gray's work
5:30-6:30pm, Wednesday 12 February 2020, The Senate Room
Christianity & LGBT+ symposium
Saturday 8 February 2020, 9am-3.15pm, Martin Hall, New College.
New College Burns Supper 2020
Friday 24 January 2020, 7pm, Rainy Hall
Exploring the role of religion in Scottish Literature: Inviting the Ghost to the Feast
2-6pm Wednesday 22 January 2020, Room G.05 in 50 George Square
History of Scottish Theology
Book launch, Tuesday 14 January 2020, 5.30pm, St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh.
Conversation and cake for postgraduate students at New College
New College Christmas Lunch and Carol Service
Friday 6 December. Lunch 1pm, Rainy Hall, followed by the Carol Service, 5.15pm.
Magnificat sketches and fine art meditations
28 November-3 December 2019, The Sanctuary, New College
Inaugural Lecture: Professor Mark Harris, Chair in Natural Science and Theology
'Natural Selection at New College,' 5.15pm, 4 December 2019, Playfair Library, Old College
Book launch: Religion and Relationships in Ragged Schools
Monday 2 December 2019, 4-6pm, Martin Hall
Winter Graduation 2019
Friday 29 November 2019, 11am, McEwan Hall. New College Graduation Tea, 3-4.30pm, Rainy Hall.
Thanksgiving dinner and ceilidh
28 November 2019, 6pm, Rainy Hall
Dartmouth Gunning Lecture: "Lived Islam: Colloquial Religion in a Cosmopolitan Tradition"
5.10pm, 14 November, Martin Hall, New College. Professor Kevin Reinhart, Dartmouth College, USA will give this lecture
Postgraduate Open Day 13 November 2019
Thinking of joining us next year to study for a taught or research postgraduate programme? Come and see us!
Speaking across the divide
Noemie Lopian, daughter of Holocaust survivors and Derek Niemann, grandson of an SS officer, share their stories. Tuesday 12 November 2019, 5.30pm, Project Room, 50 George Square.
Study Skills and Wellbeing Day
Support for Success: Study Skills and Wellbeing Day for New College undergraduates, Wednesday 16 October 2019, 2-5pm.
Cunningham Lectures: 'Theology as Political: The Weight, the Yearning, the Urgency of Life'
1, 2 and 3 October 2019, 5.10pm, New College: Shawn Copeland, Professor of Systematic Theology, Boston College.
Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2019
New College will be open to the public Sunday 29 September 2019, 11am-3pm, for Edinburgh Doors Open Day.
New College Away Day 2019
All students, staff and their families are welcome to join us for our trip to Dunblane, Saturday 28 September 2019.
Introduction to the Main Principles of Buddhism
Drupon Khen Rinpoche will give an introduction to the main principles of Buddhism, Tuesday 24 September 2019, 1-2pm, Rainy Hall, New College, Mound Place. ***All welcome***
Welcome Week 2019
The School of Divinity looks forward to meeting new students, 9-13 September 2019, after International Student Orientation on Sunday 8 September 2019.
New College Communion 2018/19
All services - apart from Remembrance and the Christmas Carol Service - are held on Thursdays at 1.10pm in the Martin Hall unless otherwise stated.
The Spirit of Populism: Political Theologies in Polarized Times
Conference, 2-3 September 2019, School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh
Art, Conflict, and Remembering: the murals of the Bogside Artists
Exhibition, 21 August-3 September 2019, School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh
Gratitude: Love, Power, and Indebtedness
Second workshop in our Gratitude series, 28-30 August 2019. Venue: Yale Divinity School, New Haven
Who is my Neighbour? A Summer School on Christian Engagement with Muslims
18 - 21 June 2019, New College, Edinburgh. This event is hosted by the Christian-Muslim Studies Network
Discovery Day for RMPS Highers pupils, 19 June 2019
Wednesday 19 June 2019, 10am-2.45pm, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX
Discovery Day for RMPS Highers pupils, 20 June 2019
Thursday 20 June 2019, 10am-2.45pm, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX
The Political Lives of Saints
13 June 2019, New College, Edinburgh. This event co-sponsored by the Christian-Muslim Studies Network and the Centre for the Study of World Christianity.
CPD event for Scottish School teachers: Understanding religious conversion through story
New resources for teaching Buddhism, Christianity and Hinduism. Saturday 1 June 2019, 10am-4.30pm, Martin Hall, School of Divinity
New short courses for Church people
The School of Divinity is piloting two new courses for Church people, lay or ordained.
Gunning Lecture Series: 2 Lectures, followed by a lunch-time discussion
5pm, 7 & 8 May. Speaker: Peter Adamson, Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. On 9 May at 1pm there will be a discussion on these lectures, followed by tea/coffee and snacks. Location: Martin Hall, New College.
Westminster, Confessions and the Church Day Conference
10am, Wednesday 8 May, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX
Fourth Annual New College Postgraduate Colloquium
The one-day event for postgraduate students in the School of Divinity will be held 9am-5pm Thursday 2 May 2019, Martin Hall.
Croall Lecture 2019: ‘There is something new under the sun’ - Recent finds from Masada
4pm Thursday 28 March 2019, Martin Hall
Book launch: The Prodigal Son in English and American Literature
Please join us for the launch of Dr Alison Jack’s latest book, Wednesday 27 March 2019, 5-7pm, Martin Hall, New College
School heat: 3 Minute Thesis
PhD students! Sharpen your presentation skills. Present your research on one slide in three minutes. Win £50 in vouchers! 20 March, 2.30pm, Martin Hall.
New College Ball 2019
Tickets are on sale for the annual New College Ball, Tuesday 2 April. Book by 18 March 2019!
A Conversation on Contested Jerusalem
Illustrated interview with Professor Jolyon Mitchell and Norwegian peacebuilder Dr Trond Bakkevig, 5.15pm Thursday 14 March 2019, Martin Hall, New College
Postgraduate virtual open week
The School of Divinity will host an online information session for prospective postgraduate students, 2.30-3.30pm Wednesday 13 March 2019, as part of the University’s virtual open week.
Book launch: 'In your loving is your knowing'
Co-sponsored by the Centre for Theology and Public Issues, independent Scottish publisher Birlinn will launch a collection of Elizabeth Templeton's talks and articles: 4pm Wednesday 6 February 2019, Martin Hall, New College.
Want to become a teacher of religious studies?
Talk with Q&A about the University of Aberdeen's PGDE Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies, 29 January 2019
The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama: Day Conference
10am, Tuesday 8 January 2019. Keynote Speaker Professor Liam McIlvanney, University of Otago and author of 'The Quaker', winner of the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2018.
Open days 2018
Thinking of joining us next year? Come and see the University!