New College Festival 2023

An array of speakers and writers from the UK and beyond will explore the fascinating relationship between literature and all aspects of belief.

This year's confirmed speakers include Alister McGrath, Ayesha Chaudhry, Kathy Galloway, Eve Poole, Allegra Goodman, Alistair Moffat, Merryn Glover and Em Strang. 

This year we have a Festival Pass available offering access to all events for the discounted rate of £35 (full price)/£25 (concessions).

To purchase the pass, please select Get your Festival Pass below, then Book event, and select all the events you would like to attend

New College Festival: Live Programme!

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New College Festival 2022

Only in its second year the New College Festival of Books and Belief attracted authors from around the world

Cornerstone Bookshop

Cornerstone Bookshop

Cornestone provide our popup book shop, with signed copies available from our Authors

Visit: Cornerstone Books

Festival Director

Introducing Professor Alison Jack, the Director behind the New College Festival

Festival café

The Grassmarket will provide refreshments throughout the festival in the Rainy Kitchen café

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