New College, Oxford

New College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1379 by William of Wykeham, New College is one of the oldest colleges at the university and was the first to admit undergraduate students.

New College
Oxford
Arms: Arms of New College Oxford (arms of William of Wykeham): Argent, two chevronels sable between three roses gules barbed and seeded proper.
Scarf colours: brown, with two equally-spaced narrow white stripes
LocationHolywell Street and New College Lane
Coordinates51.754277°N 1.251288°W / 51.754277; -1.251288
Full nameSt Mary's College of Winchester in Oxford
Latin nameCollegium Novum/ Collegium Beatae Mariae Wynton in Oxon[1]
MottoManners Makyth Man
Established1379; 643 years ago (1379)
Named forSt. Mary
Sister collegesKing's College, Cambridge
WardenMiles Young[2]
Undergraduates422[3] (2011/2012)
Postgraduates287
Major events[Commemoration Ball 2022]
GraceBenedictus benedicat. May the Blessed One give a blessing Benedicto benedicatur. Let praise be given to the Blessed One
Endowment£347.7 million (2021)[4]
Websitewww.new.ox.ac.uk
Boat clubBoat Club
Map
Location in Oxford city centre

New College also has a reputation for the exceptional academic performance of its students. In 2020, the college ranked first[5] in the Norrington Table, a table assessing the relative performance of Oxford's undergraduates in final examinations. It has the 2nd-highest average Norrington Table ranking over the previous decade.[6] The college is located in the centre of Oxford, between Holywell Street and New College Lane (known for Oxford's Bridge of Sighs), next to All Souls College, Harris Manchester College, Hertford College, The Queen's College and St Edmund Hall. The college's sister college is King's College, Cambridge.

Its striking architecture has made the college a popular location for film and television, featuring in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again, and His Dark Materials among others.[7]

The college is one of the main choral foundations of the University of Oxford. The college choir is regarded as one of the leading choirs of the world, and has recorded over one hundred albums;[8] it has been awarded two Gramophone Awards.

Like many of Oxford's colleges, New College admitted its first mixed-sex cohort in 1979, after six centuries as an institution for men only.[9]


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