School of Divinity

New College 175 News

The latest news about our 175th Anniversary year

The New College Coat of Arms

Colour Image of the Lord Lyon presenting Professor Susan Hardman Moore with the New College coat of Arms
To coincide with the 175th anniversary of its founding, New College was granted its own Coat of Arms by the Lord Lyon on 3rd June 2021. A beautiful vellum parchment was presented to the School during Welcome Week in September 2021.

The New College Clock – 175 years overdue

Colour image of the New College Clock
To mark the 175th anniversary of the founding of New College, we’ve remedied what our predecessors didn't get around to, and installed a magnificent clock.

New College Time Capsule

New College Time Capsule Promotional Graphic
To celebrate the 175th Anniversary, we are looking for items to include in a time capsule representing New College in 2021.

New College Founders Week

Colour photo of the crest above New College gates
New College celebrated its 175th Founders Day on June 3rd 2021. The occasion was celebrated with a week of events and activities to mark the special anniversary.

Students vote for new motto for New College Coat of Arms

School of Divinity students cast their vote to decide the new School motto: "Quaerite et Invenietis"

Message from former Prime Minister Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown meets the audience after giving a lecture in McEwan Hall.
Gordon Brown sends his warm regards to New College for their 175th Anniversary celebrations.