School of Divinity

New College 175: Programme

Events and activities taking place in the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh in 2021, the 175th anniversary year of New College.

We are still finalising dates and details for some speakers and events but where we have a date confirmed this is included below.  Additional details will be added as they are confirmed.  We anticipate that due to restrictions, all events until the end of Summer will be available for online participation.

We are sorry to announce that our Alumni and Friends Weekend Celebration (originally planned 5-6 June 2021) has been postponed due to current government guidance and restrictions. We hope to host this event in person when it is safe to do so, and will keep you updated when we have a new date for this weekend celebration. 

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  • 22nd - 24th May: Yale-Edinburgh Conference   
New College 1846
Photograph by Andrej Zeman




  • 30 October: Alexander Duff lecture
  • 15 October: Twenty years after 9/11 conference


  • 3 December: Christmas lunch and carol service
  • 4-5 December: Winter Tales... A Festival of Literature, Religion and the Imagination