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Cross-institutional supervision

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The School of Divinity is supporting an AHRC doctoral project in the University of Glasgow.

Divinity receives a third Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarship

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The School of Divinity will welcome Marissa Clarke to the Graduate School in September.

New edition of George Mackay Brown edited by Linden Bicket

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A new edition of George Mackay Brown’s seminal work “An Orkney Tapestry” edited by Linden Bicket and the University of Glasgow's Kirsteen McCue is out now.

Dr Philippa Townsend wins College Recognition Award for Advancing Inclusion

Congratulations to Dr Philippa Townsend who has been recognised for her work in advancing diversity in Divinity.

New College Student wins Student Tutor of the Year

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School of Divinity student, Sam Nwokoro has won Student Tutor of the Year in this year's EUSA Teaching Awards

Dr Suzanna Millar obtains her PG CAP

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Dr Suzanna Millar has obtained her PG CAP (PG Certificate in Academic Practice).

Arts and Humanities Research Council studentships 2021

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Two School of Divinity students have been awarded Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships by the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities (SGSAH), one of the most prestigious awards available.

Undergraduate prize winners 2020

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Congratulations to all our students who graduated and to all those undergraduates who have been awarded prizes by the School of Divinity.

Professor Helen Bond elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has revealed its newly selected 2021 Fellows and, we are pleased to announce that the Head of the School of Divinity, Professor Helen Bond, has been appointed to the society

New College Post-Doc wins the 2020 Scottish Church History Society Essay Prize

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New College Post Doctoral Fellow Nathan Hood's essay, 'An Instrument of Conversion: James Melville’s Musical Catechism', has been chosen as the winner of the 2020 Scottish Church History Society Essay Prize.

Multi Story Edinburgh-Divinity Graduates

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Divinity graduates Marc, Kirsty, Tommie, Joanna and Marcus feature on this month's Multi Story Edinburgh podcast.

Professor Mona Siddiqui to deliver F.D. Maurice lecture

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Professor Mona Siddiqui will deliver this year’s Kings College, London F.D. Maurice Lecture. The event will take place 16 March 4.30-6pm GMT on Microsoft Teams.

Digital Student Voice Ambassadors

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The School of Divinity is currently offering an exciting student employment opportunity for individuals to work as Digital Student Voice Ambassadors on a part-time, flexible basis.

Professor Bill Shaw Memorial Service

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Details of Professor Bill Shaw's Memorial Service.

Webinar: 'The Prophet and Khadija: Partners in Marriage'

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Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla and Dr Sara Ababneh presented a webinar on Monday 1 February, titled "The Prophet and Khadija: Partners in Marriage."

Winners! ‘Staying Grateful during a Global Pandemic’

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The School of Divinity and ResLife are pleased to announce the winners of the ‘Staying Grateful during a Global Pandemic’ writing competition

Professor Mona Siddiqui elected as Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture Speaker and Honorary Member

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In December 2020, The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture elected Professor Mona Siddiqui as Speaker and Honorary Member.

Free online course on Christian-Muslim relations launched

Uncover important themes in the history of Christian-Muslim relations and understand the politics that continue to shape it in this new free online course.

Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe PhD scholarship

The School of Divinity and the Edinburgh Jewish Studies Network are keen to support suitable candidates working in Modern Jewish Studies to apply for the above scholarship.

Winners! New College Student Recognition Awards 2020

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Head of School, Professor Helen Bond announces the winners of the New College Student Recognition Awards for 2020.

"A combination of readability, rigorous scholarship, and really good timing"

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Dr James Eglinton’s book, 'Bavinck: A Critical Biography' has just won The Gospel Coalition’s History and Biography book of the year.

Professor Timothy Larsen awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity

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We’re delighted to announce that Professor Timothy Larsen (McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College and an Honorary Fellow in the School of Divinity) has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity by Research Publications by the University of Edinburgh.

Black History Month Inspirational Figures

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To celebrate Black History Month we asked New College staff and students to tell us about Black people that have inspired them in their life and work. 

New College graduate receives Sir William Darling Memorial Prize

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Rachel Frost is a joint recipient of this year’s prize, awarded annually to an individual or group of students who have done the most to enhance the reputation of the University.

New College Student Recognition Awards 2020

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The School of Divinity is inviting nominations again for the following three awards to recognise students who have contributed the most to New College, the city of Edinburgh, or the promotion of Theology and Religious Studies, outside their academic work.

Welcome Week 2020

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The School of Divinity's Welcome Week took place this year, 14-18 September.

Dr Ulrich Schmiedel elected as member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland

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We are delighted to announce that Dr Ulrich Schmiedel has been elected a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland.

Hans M. Barstad (1947 – 2020)

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Former professor of theology and nationally noted academic figure

Belief in the time of Covid-19

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Dr Emma Wild-Wood is Principal Investigator on an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Urgency fund project, ‘Belief in the time of Covid-19.'

Comparative Buddhology in Indian narrative literature

Dr Naomi Appleton has been awarded a grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for a collaborative three-year project, looking at the development of the figure of the Buddha in Asian religious literature from the early Common Era.

Berti and Jessie in University 3MT final

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Two of the nine PhD candidates in the University of Edinburgh final of this year's 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition come from the School of Divinity.

Digital Church workshop

Dr Sandy Forsyth and Dr Sarah Lane Ritchie will be two of the leaders in an online Digital Church workshop, 11am-3pm, Monday 8 June 2020.

New podcast: Living gratefully

Professor Mona Siddiqui is hosting a new University of Edinburgh series in which well-known guests discuss gratitude, relationships and public discourse.

Contributing to a new worldview in religious education

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Dr Chris Cotter is one of 13 academics meeting online to share views on ‘religion and worldviews’ in an ongoing project to reform religious education in England and Wales.

Theology in a time of crisis

Dr Sarah Lane Ritchie and Dr Tripp Fuller have been awarded £5,000 to facilitate international, interdisciplinary theological discourse and reflection on the current COVID-19 pandemic.