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Professor Rachel Muers is appointed as the new Chair of Divinity

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The School of Divinity is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Rachel Muers as the new Chair of Divinity.

Dr Paul Fuller appointed as Edinburgh Buddhist Studies network's schools outreach officer

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The Edinburgh Buddhist Studies network (EBS) is delighted to announce the appointment of its first ever schools outreach officer

New College 175 News

The latest news about our 175th Anniversary year

New College staff win 2021 Principal’s Medal

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At this year’s Winter Graduations, Dr Emma Wild-Wood and Dr Sara Parvis were joint winners of one of five 2021 Principal’s Medals

Opening Lecture 2021

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Dr Hannah Holtschneider delivered her Opening Lecture, ‘Touching Jewish History: family’ on Wednesday 15 September as part of the Welcome Week festivities.

Undergraduate prize winners 2021

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

Andrew F. Walls (1928–2021)

Honorary Professor of World Christianity, pioneering historian of Christian missions and world Christianity

Future generations of students to benefit from legacy gift

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The School of Divinity is to receive a substantial legacy from the late Reverend Professor Bill Shaw, Scotland’s most senior theologian and a former Principal of New College.

Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla on 'Decolonising the Curriculum'

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Dr Shadaab Rahmtulla features on the 'Decolonising the Curriculum – Sharing Ideas' podcast

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.

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