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1960s Newboldians Reconnect and Reunite

Over 100 former staff and students travelled from as far away as Australia, the United States, and across Europe to attend a reunion at Newbold on the first weekend of August.The event, which attracted over twice the number of attendees as the 1960s reunion in 2013, featured a concert from the Wedgwood Trio, a sermon by former Newbold Principal and former General Conference President Dr Jan Paulsen, and a boat trip on the River Thames, as well as many opportunities to reconnect and reminisce.The weekend opened with a campus tour hosted by College Principal, Dr John Baildam, who pointed out [...]

Newbold Celebrates Over Twenty Graduands At Annual Awards Ceremony

THE NEWBOLD COMMUNITY CELEBRATED THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF TWENTY-THREE STUDENTS ON SUNDAY 9 JULY, IN A CEREMONY ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 250 GUESTSThe students, who represented fourteen countries, including four graduands from the United Kingdom, have completed the requirements for programmes in Business (through Washington Adventist University), undergraduate theology (including Biblical and Pastoral Studies), and postgraduate theology (including Ministry and Mission) (through theologische Hochschule Friedensau and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David).Guests at the ceremony included guest speaker Dr Cheryl Kisunzu, Provost (Academic Administration) at Washington Adventist University. Dr Kisunzu addressed the graduating students, encouraging them to develop a [...]

Book Reviews

There Your Heart Will Be: Essays in Faith and Literature In this series of essays published by Newbold Academic Press, Christian literary scholar Dr Gordon Leah invites us to examine our own faith through the vehicle of literature. His meditative insights will have his readers exploring even further a variety of works by such diverse writers and thinkers as, for example, Kenneth Grahame, W.G. Sebald, Franz Kafka, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Elie Wiesel, Graham Greene, Peter Hobbs, Thomas Hardy, Cormac McCarthy, Marilynne Robinson, Georges Bernanos and Evelyn Waugh. I first met Gordon professionally in the summer of 1989, when we were both senior examiners [...]

The Experience of a Lifetime

Pastor Dejan Stojkovic, British Union Conference (BUC) Youth Director and Newbold alumnus, tells of his time at Newbold and how he came to create The Experience, which remains one of the most influential on-campus student ministries since it was introduced twelve years ago.Pr Stojković was appointed BUC Youth Director in 2017, and is no stranger to working with young people, having previously served as the Teens Director and Chaplain in the South England Conference, and as a youth pastor. But it all started many years ago – back at Newbold, when free wi was unheard of and students who attended [...]

International Partnerships

Newbold has relationships – both formal and informal – with many institutions and organisations around the world. Our partnerships with them inform our educational strategies, feed our student body, and enhance the already international flavour of the College. Through the following series of interviews, Natalie Kendel gets to know some of these institutions a little better.UNASP - Centro Universitário Adventista de São Paulo, BrazilPastor Paulo Martini is Director of UNASP and the Adventist Exchange programmes for secondary schools in Brazil. For over ve years, Newbold has been the official provider of intensive summer English courses coordinated by UNASP within the [...]

Moving Beyond Immature Faith: A Psychiatrist’s Perspective

Newbold's Diversity Centre hosts a series of free lectures throughout the year that are popular both within the Newbold community and beyond. Read about other lectures from 2017, and access other material such as photos and videos at: newbold.ac.uk/diversity-centre Give a lecture a thought- provoking title and you will capture an audience. That was certainly true on Tuesday 7 February as the audience actually over owed into the corridor for Newbold’s rst Diversity Lecture of 2017. Dr Torben Bergland, a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and medical doctor, attracted a large audience and stimulated much discussion with his summary of signi cant issues in the [...]