Scientific Researches! New Discoveries in PNEUMATICKS! or An Experimental Lecture on the Powers of Air". James Gillray's cartoon of a lecture at the Royal Institution by Dr Thomas Garnett on Sir John Coxe Hippisley demonstrating the effects of laughing gas (nitrous oxide) published by Hannah Humphrey, 1801. © Warden and Scholars of New College, Oxford/Bridgeman Images

The college is host to a number of lectures, conferences and symposia throughout the year. You will also find information on our Alumni Events pages.


New College on occasion hosts visiting lectures, given by guests of the University.  The College also hosts the University’s Visiting Chair in Opera.


Since 1991, New College has hosted its own series of symposia. Organised by at least two College Fellows, the topics have ranged across the spectrum.


From time to time the College supports conferences on a variety of topics. 

For further information please visit past conferences page.

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