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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.
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.
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