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New College, Oxford
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New College, Oxford

New College
Established 1379
Sister College King's College
Warden Prof. Alan Ryan
Graduates 188
Undergraduates 439

New College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Its official name, College of St Mary, is the same as that of the older Oriel College; hence, it has been referred to as the "New College of St Mary," or simply "New College." One of the bigger colleges, it stands in Holywell Street, "behind" The Queen's College.

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1 History
2 Notable former students
3 Academics/teachers
4 External link


Despite its name, New College is one of the oldest of the Oxford colleges, having originally been founded in the 14th century. It was founded by William of Wykenham, Bishop of Winchester. The college was original founded to educate priests for the parish of Winchester. In 1348 the Black Death claimed the lives of many priests in the parish, and William inteded to replace them quickly.

The Cloisters and the Chapel are still part of the college. The college garden is well known and is located against the former city wall.

Notable former students


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