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Psalm singing and the Reformation TAGS: | | | | | New College Library welcomes delegates to The Cultures of the Reformation: A Colloquium in Honour of Professor Jane Dawson on Thursday 1 June 2017. We have updated our current display …Continue reading →

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Psalms in public and private TAGS: | | | | | New College Library welcomes the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland this week with a display of early psalm books. During the period 1564-1644, around 70 editions of the …Continue reading →

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The Greatest Gaelic Book Collector? Professor Donald MacKinnon (1839–1914), the University of Edinburgh, and the MacKinnon Collection TAGS: | | | | | We have recently completed the online cataloguing of the MacKinnon Collection, of books of and about Scottish life and literature, and rich in books in Gaelic.  Our colleague and expert …Continue reading →

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Past Politics : Pamphlets from an independent Scotland TAGS: | | | | | | New College Library’s Pamphlets Collection of over 30,000 items captures the issues and debates from the seventeenth century onwards. Now on display in the New College Library entrance are just a …Continue reading →

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Religion by numbers : looking at census data TAGS: | | | | | | | | Want to find out more about how the religious landscape of Scotland today? A significant seminar “The Religious Life of Scotland Today: Insights from the 2011 Census” is being held on …Continue reading →

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Piping treasure on display in ‘The Piper’s Whim’ Exhibition TAGS: | | | | | | Currently on display at St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate, Edinburgh is an instruction book on the bagpipe  (in Gaelic Pibroch, or, Ceol mor, or, literally, Big music) from New College Library’s Gaelic Collection. …Continue reading →

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The Case of Mr. Ebenezer Erskine, founder of the Secession church in Scotland TAGS: | | | | | | | | Ebenezer Erskine (1680–1754), a founder of the Secession church, died in Stirling on 2 June 1754. A celebrated preacher,  his opposition to patronage, when a local landowner could choose the  …Continue reading →

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Iona Community 75th Anniversary display at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | In May 2013 the Iona Community is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its foundation, and the 1450th anniversary of Columba’s arrival on the island of Iona.  The Iona Community was …Continue reading →

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Scotland’s last saint : St John Ogilvie TAGS: | | | | | The 10th of  March is celebrated as the feast day of St John Ogilvie in the Roman Catholic Church. The only post-Reformation saint from Scotland.  John Ogilvie (1578/9–1615) was born …Continue reading →

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The wood-walls of Scotland : a Christmas Carol TAGS: | | | | | | | | | New College Christmas Carol Service is taking place today at 5pm in the Martin Hall, led by members of the New College community and with singing from the New College Choir. Here’s a …Continue reading →

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