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J.H. Oldham (1874-1969) : Missionary and Ecumenical Pioneer TAGS: | | | | | | | | Today, 16 May, is the anniversary of the death of J.H. Oldham. Joseph Houldsworth Oldham (1874-1969) was a missionary and pioneer of ecumenism. The organising secretary for the 1910 World …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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Keeping the faith in wartime TAGS: | | | | | | A short New College  Act of Remembrance will take place on Friday 9th November at 1pm at the War Memorial in the corridor leading to the Assembly Hall. This item …Continue reading →

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Happy Birthday New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | Seventy six years ago on the 8th of October, New College Library, Edinburgh, was formally opened to students and staff in its current building, the former Free High Kirk. The …Continue reading →

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New books at New College Library, Edinburgh – October TAGS: | | | | | New College Library has a regular display of new books at the far end of the Library Hall, close to the door to the stacks. Currently in the display is Christian …Continue reading →

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Historic record of Jewish festivals at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | It’s September 16 and the beginning of Rosh Hashanah,  the Jewish New Year festival. Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar, or ram’s horn trumpet, and eating apples dipped in …Continue reading →

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New College Library Archives TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | Did you know that New College Library holds significant collections of archives and manuscripts? These  collections include the papers of Thomas Chalmers, J.H. Oldham, James S. Stewart and Norman W. …Continue reading →

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Treasures of New College Library : The Dumfries Presbytery Library TAGS: | | | | | | | | The Dumfries Presbytery Library is a collection of sixteenth and seventeenth century books that was first documented in 1710, with the acceptance of a substantial donation of books from Dr John Hutton. It …Continue reading →

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Researching the motherhood of God TAGS: | | | | | The School of Divinity at New College hosts a colloquium on June 7, 1:00 – 4:30 on Women, Language, and Worship in the Church of Scotland – see the blog or facebook …Continue reading →

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Treasures of New College Library : the Pamphlets Collection TAGS: | | | | |  “… but that religious pamphlets, especially if they had a shade of allegory in them,  were the very rage of the day.”[1] In the days before radio, television and instant …Continue reading →

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