New College (Oxford)

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New College (St Mary's College of Winchester, Oxford)
motto Manners Makyth Man
founding 1379
Sponsorship Oxford University
place Oxford , UKUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom 
Warden Miles Young
Students 709
postgraduates : 287
Annual budget £ 260.1 million (2018)
New College Chapel

The New College is one of the traditional colleges of the University of Oxford . Officially it is called the College of St Mary , but is called the New College to distinguish it from the older Oriel College , which is also dedicated to St Mary.

New college, garden

The institution is located between Holywell Street and New College Lane.


New College was founded in 1379 by William von Wykeham , Bishop of Winchester . The college motto is Manners Makyth Man (Behavior Makes Man).

The original building complex (Old Quad) from the 14th century was supplemented by new buildings in the 18th and 19th. The college has extensive gardens with an artificially created mound, a medieval dining room and a chapel as well as a cloister with a cemetery. Oxford's 12th century city walls are integrated into the college architecture.

The college is considered wealthy, with an estimated endowment capital of £ 143 million (about 150 million euros).

Musical life

The flagship of the college is the New College Choir under the direction of Edward Higginbottom , who organizes the daily services in the Gothic college chapel with music, regularly goes on concert tours and was involved in over seventy CD recordings. The college also includes the New College School, which is attended by the choirboys. The college also has its own opera company, the New Chamber Opera.

Well-known graduates

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. New College: Annual Report and Financial Statements: Year ended 31 July 2018 (PDF)

Coordinates: 51 ° 45 ′ 15 ″  N , 1 ° 15 ′ 6 ″  W.