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New College Past and Present Live Event

New College Past and Present Live Event

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Join us for a day of special talks, panels and activities in celebration of New College's Past and Present. The day will reflect on the history of teaching at New College, its place in the world today and hopes for the future.

This event will take place online. 

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175th Anniversary of New College  

In 2021 the University of Edinburgh's School of Divinity is celebrating the 175th anniversary of it's home, New College.

The School is celebrating the anniversary of the day when Reverend Dr Thomas Chalmers - described as Scotland's greatest nineteenth-century churchman - laid the foundation stone of New College.

The date of 1846 is recognised in stone on the archway of the New College building, which sits on the Mound in Edinburgh and provides an iconic addition to the city’s skyline.

The declaration on 3 June 1846 heralded the beginning of a new era for the discipline, which has been taught at Edinburgh since the foundation of the University in 1583. The programme of events throughout 2021 reflect on Divinity’s achievements and mark a number of milestones.

New College 175


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