Tributes to alumni who have died, as posted in the media or submitted by colleagues, family and friends.
Andrew F. Walls (1928–2021)
Honorary Professor of World Christianity, pioneering historian of Christian missions and world Christianity
Rev. Dr. Jung Woo Shin (1961-2021)
It is with great sadness that New College reports the death of Rev. Dr. Jung Woo Shin on 25 September 2021, in Seoul, South Korea.
Rev Dr Norman Francis
We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Rev Dr Norman Francis on Sunday 13th September.
Rev Professor D. W. D. Shaw (1928–2020)
Former Dean and Principal at New College in the 1970s.
Dr Hon Lee Kwok
We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Dr Hon Lee Kwok on Tuesday 6 July 2021.
Hans M. Barstad (1947 – 2020)
Former professor of theology and nationally noted academic figure
Professor Ken Shields (1931-2020)
The 'unofficial' New College student who became assistant professor of English at Southern Methodist University, Dallas.
Rev Peter Macdonald (1958-2020)
Minister at Broughton St Mary's Parish Church, Edinburgh.
Professor James P Mackey (1934–2020)
Former Thomas Chalmers Chair of Theology, Dean of Divinity and founder-editor of Studies in World Christianity: The Edinburgh Review of Theology and Religion.
Professor Larry Hurtado (1943-2019)
Founder of the Centre for the Study of Christian Origins
Rev Dr Ian B Doyle (1921-2019)
Secretary of the Church of Scotland’s Home Board
Dr Lloyd John Ogilvie (1930–2019)
A visiting student at New College in 1955–56, Lloyd Ogilvie served as minister of First Presbyterian Hollywood before becoming chaplain to the United States Senate in 1995, a position from which he retired in 2003.
Professor John Starr (1960-2018)
A physician and honorary Professor of Health and Ageing at the University of Edinburgh who wrote his dissertation on the Aramaic of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Professor William (Bill) Gray (1952-2019)
After a BD and PhD from New College, Dr Gray went on to become Professor of Literary History and Hermeneutics, University of Chichester and Director, Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy.