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3D map built by robot
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, and journalist—carried out his DPhil research at New College, Oxford. He discusses for #NewCollegeReadsToYou a document from 1940—a list of people in Britain that the German Third Reich wanted to make disappear—one of fifty documents featuring in his forthcoming book, to be published in September of this year, Anatomy of a Nation: British Identity in 50 Documents (Constable, 2021).

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

The Papists of New College: I

In her first months as queen, the last surviving child of the Tudor dynasty passed the Acts of Supremacy and Uniformity, the legislation now known as the Elizabethan religious settlement (1559).  But who were the Catholics associated with New College during the Reformation period?—the Elizabethan exiles, musicians, university men, deprived clergy, and lawmen?


Thomas Martin, Historica descriptio complectens vitam . . .  (London, 1597)
Pen-and-ink drawing of William of Wykeham inserted before title page
New College Library, Oxford, BT1.132.17

New College Library and Archives, Oxford
Thomas Martin, Historica descriptio complectens vitam, ac res gestas beatissimi viri Guilielmi Wicami (London, 1597)