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Oxford Robotics Underground
Ravenna book cover and text announcing it as winner of Duff Cooper Prize 2020
2020 Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize Winner Announced
Professor Dieter Helm in Garden Quad
Professor Dieter Helm Knighted

New College Reads To You

Dominic Selwood Reads To You

Dominic Selwood—historian, author, journalist, and New College, Oxford alumnus—reads for #NewCollegeReadsToYou a very short story, ‘The Witness’, by the Argentinian writer, Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986).  It was written in 1957, just a few years after Borges had gone completely blind.  As Dominic explains, Borges uses the simplest words, yet builds remarkable imagery that somehow magically—alchemically—conjures the infinite.

New Quad

Multi-million pound plan for a new quad

The new buildings will include 108 student rooms on its Savile Road site, with a new entrance created on Mansfield Road.

This is a genuinely exciting plan, creating a stunning piece of architecture, and will for the first time enable us to house all undergraduates who wish to live in College accommodation.

The Return of the Choristers - Readings and Music for Lent

The Chapel service on Sunday 14th March was the first to feature our wonderful choristers since December and we were delighted to welcome them back. 

The service, Readings and Music for Lent, featured readings from seventeenth-century poet and cleric John Donne. These were read by Professor Peter McCullough, Fellow of Lincoln College and expert on Donne, and introduced by Erica Longfellow, Dean of Divinity. The choir sang motets by Morales, Tallis, Sheppard and Gibbons.

New College Notes

‘Edifying Words’ in the Florilegium of New College MS 98

MS 98 (dating from the early 13th century) is a manuscript linked to the foundation of New College itself.  Although it predates the college by some one and a half centuries, it arrived at the college library with New College’s founder in the late 14th century.  Donated by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and founder of New College, MS 98 came from a monastic context in Cambridgeshire to reside in the college’s library until the present day.


New College Library, Oxford, MS 98


New College Library and Archives, Oxford
New College Library, Oxford, MS 98, f. 60v [detail]