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May 23, 2024

Newbold Reinstates Role of Vice-Principal

The Newbold College of Higher Education Board appoints Dr Dan Serb as Vice Principal, reviving the position after Dr Michael Pearson’s retirement. Currently serving as president of the Irish Mission, Dr Serb brings extensive experience in pastoral leadership and conflict resolution. Daniel Duda, Chair of the Newbold College Board, and NCHE Principal Stephen Currow welcome Serb’s appointment, highlighting his leadership skills and innovative initiatives. Serb expresses his excitement to join Newbold while acknowledging the bittersweet moment of leaving his ministry in the Irish Mission.

April 10, 2024

Still a Prophetic Voice in Europe? Understanding Ellen G. White and her Prophetic Gift Today

This insightful 3-day event will delve into the enduring relevance of Ellen G. White’s prophetic gift through a dynamic range of speakers. Gain valuable insights into her teachings and their impact on contemporary perspectives from 19-21 April, 2024.

March 14, 2024

Dr Gunnar Pedersen: A Personal Journey in Adventist Theology

Explore Adventist theology through the lens of Dr Gunnar Pedersen’s wealth of expertise and ongoing academic endeavours. On 20 March in Salisbury Hall, Dr Pedersen, Principal Lecturer Emeritus in systematic and biblical theology, will share his insights and personal journey in Adventist theology. We are delighted to welcome Dr Pedersen as he continues to invigorate our community with his understanding.

March 12, 2024

Don’t Miss Out: TED Student Scholarship deadline approaching!

Applications for the Trans-European Division Scholarship funding are welcome! This funding will support full-time Undergraduate students for their first year, and is specifically for students who come from countries within the Division. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 3 April 2024, hurry!

February 16, 2024

Elevate your English

Start an exciting journey in learning English, where you’ll discover endless opportunities for growth and exploration. In our lively learning environment, with the help of skilled tutors, and among a diverse community, find out why studying English with us is a unique experience – and one you can’t miss!

February 13, 2024

Newbold Student Association’s Impact Recognised: awarded for exceptional ASNA support

On an inspiring evening in December, the Newbold Student Association (NSA) was honoured with the Outstanding Group Fundraiser Award for their unwavering support of the Adventist Special Needs Association (ASNA). This recognition underscores their commitment to inclusivity and community spirit, as they organised successful auctions and collaborated with the Missionary Impact Agency (MIA) to champion ASNA’s cause.

January 25, 2024

A Fond Farewell: Dejan Stojkovic Joins the South Pacific Division

In a significant transition to lead as the Youth Director for the Greater Sydney Conference within the South Pacific Division, Dejan Stojkovic, former Youth Director of the Trans-European Division (TED), started a new chapter in Sydney, Australia on January 5, 2024. Expressing our sincere gratitude, we thank Dejan for his unwavering support and active engagement in the revitalised One Year in Mission and Service programme, as well as his impactful contributions to student life and worship experiences on campus.

January 15, 2024

Publication Release: Next Chapter of Adventism

Arising from the noteworthy exchanges of the 2022 Bible Conference, “Next Chapter of Adventism” presents a captivating read, providing novel insights into the challenges and opportunities within the faith.

December 1, 2023

The Newboldian Magazine – 2023 edition unveiled online!

The latest digital release of The Newboldian Magazine is now available! We extend a warm invitation for you to explore the immersive virtual pages of our publication, brimming with updates on College news, noteworthy developments, and engaging featured articles. Happy reading!

October 19, 2023

Black History Week: A Reflection by Clarence Jackson

Clarence Jackson is a qualified youth worker, inspirational speaker, poet and mentor who enjoys living life on purpose and encouraging others to do the same. He was a speaker for this year’s Week of Spiritual Emphasis. He is also the director of ‘The Purposition Project’, which aims to raise participants’ career and life aspirations and awaken purpose through mentoring and inspirational workshops.

 Clarence shares a personal reflection as part of the College’s Black History Week.

October 17, 2023

Black History Week: Journeys

As part of the College’s Black History Week, Newbold College lecturer Julian Thompson lovingly shares the remarkable journey of his grandfather, Arthur Malcolm, the first Afro-Caribbean barber in Reading. Julian’s memories of Arthur’s bustling home, vibrant life and captivating storytelling, particularly the tales of Anansi, reflect the enduring cultural legacy of the Windrush generation. Julian’s tribute honours this generation, highlighting their significant contribution to the diverse fabric of the country. In an age marked by historical revisionism, he underscores the importance of remembering and celebrating their profound and lasting influence.

September 15, 2023

Week of Spiritual Emphasis 2023

The Week of Spiritual Emphasis (WOSE) is a cornerstone event on our calendar, and this year is no exception. Whether you join us in-person or online, you’re warmly invited to be a part of this spiritually-enriching experience from 23-30 September 2023.

August 31, 2023

A Memorial Service for Dr John Baildam

A Memorial Service for Dr. John Baildam will take place on Monday 11 September 2023, held at Newbold Church.

August 23, 2023

Newbold Mourns the Loss of Dr John Baildam

It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Dr John Baildam. John served at Newbold in many roles from 1982 to 2022 and as Principal from 2014.

July 3, 2023

You’re invited: Newbold’s 2023 Awards Ceremony

Our 2023 Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 9 July at 11:00 (BST) in Salisbury Hall. We invite you to join us as we celebrate our student’s achievements either in person or online through our livestream.

July 3, 2023

Marking Five Years: One Year in Mission and Service

On Saturday 8 July 2023, Newbold will be marking five years of the One Year in Mission and Service Programme with a special Certificate Ceremony. As we gather together, we will reflect on the transformative experiences, invaluable lessons, and meaningful contributions that have shaped the past five years. 

June 30, 2023

We’re hiring!

The College is seeking to appoint roles within the English Language Centre: Head of English Language Centre, and Sessional Teachers. This post shares further details about the available roles, linking to detailed job descriptions and information on how to apply.

April 26, 2023

Newbold relaunches its English Language Centre in January 2024

A message from the Principal’s Office regarding the recommencement of the English Language Centre. Newbold College of Higher Education’s Board of Governors voted to recommence operating the English Language Centre in January 2024. This is a major development in the process of rebuilding Newbold after the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 6, 2023

Anchored: A Service of Remembrance

You are invited to join us on Wednesday 19 April in remembrance and reflection as we come together to remember the lives lost, and the resilience of our community in the WACO tragedy. This occasion is a joint initiative by the BUC, the TED and Newbold College of Higher Education.

March 24, 2023

WACO 30th Anniversary: Recognising His Voice

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the 1993 tragedy in Waco, Texas. Pastor Ian Sweeney, Field Secretary and Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Director for the Trans-European Division shares a reflection.

March 14, 2023

New position: Building Maintenance and Facilities Operative

We have a vacancy for a full-time Building Maintenance and Facilities Operative within the Campus and Estate Services​​ department.

February 27, 2023

New Collaboration: Worship and Music Leadership Training

Newbold College of Higher Education and Andrews University are joining forces to offer a pilot worship training experience in the Spring. This partnership will deliver a thoughtfully crafted framework to equip individuals with essential knowledge and practical skills to engage and to inspire a wide variety of congregations.

February 10, 2023

Trans-European Division Student Scholarship: Applications Open!

Applications for the Trans-European Division Scholarship funding are welcome! This funding will support full-time Undergraduate students for the 2023-2024 Academic Year, and is specifically for students who come from countries within the Division.

February 8, 2023

2023 Bible Conference

The 2023 Bible Conference will take place at Newbold Church from 3-4 March. You are invited to explore the theme ‘Character of God’ from biblical, theological and pastoral perspectives with a line-up of dynamic and passionate speakers. Click the image to learn more about the programme, speakers, and to book accommodation or meal tickets. We hope to see you there!

February 3, 2023

Newbold Offering – 2024

The 2023 Newbold Offering Appeal will take place on 4 February 2023. All donations that are collected will be allocated to dedicated scholarship funds for students who seek to answer their calling into ministry. Click here to learn how you can support this year’s appeal.

January 23, 2023

The Newboldian Magazine: the 2022 edition is out now!

The digital version of The Newboldian Magazine is out now! We invite you to delve into the virtual pages of our publication, complete with College news, developments and featured articles.

January 13, 2023

Viviane Derico in 10

10 questions: answered. Vivi, our accounts assistant shares a combination that makes her feel at peace, her biggest irrational fear, the title of her (unwritten) memoir and advice to future students considering their options.

January 6, 2023

Ivan Milanov in 10

10 questions: answered. Many will recognise Ivan Milanov, our Senior Lecturer in the Old Testament. Today, he reveals the most rewarding and challenging aspect of his role, his other dream careers, he shares why The Old Testament is important to him and much more.

December 16, 2022

OYiMS – the last spaces remaining!

A New Year can mean a new opportunity. The last remaining spaces on One Year in Mission and Service course are available. This relaunched course is specifically for students who live within the Trans-European Division, and ideal for those who seek to impact global communities through the gospel. Learn more about this special programme and how to apply now! The deadline for applications is 6 January 2023.

December 15, 2022

Community Spirit and Heart: Spirituality this Autumn Semester

Danilo Puskas, Head of Student Life and Chaplaincy shares an overview of spirituality on campus this semester. Danilo includes some of his personal highlights, and speaks to a couple of students who share their own unique perspectives of the spiritual experience here.

December 9, 2022

Helena Gallusz in 10

10 questions: answered. Helena Gallusz, our smiley Receptionist, shares her favourite Hungarian word of all-time, recommends one thing that we should try and experience in our lifetime, and reveals something she has learned about herself recently.

December 2, 2022

Eike Mueller in 10

10 questions: answered. Eike Mueller is one of our new Senior Lecturers in the New Testament. He shares biblical passages he often returns to, an additional skill he’d love to master, offers insight into the best way to start a new day and more.

November 25, 2022

Olgica Milanova in 10

10 questions: answered. Olgica Milanova, our Assistant Librarian delves into the typical working day of a Librarian, shares fictional characters that she draws inspiration from, gives us the perfect Serbian itinerary and more.

November 24, 2022

A tribute to Jean Graham

We share with sadness the news of the death in Florida of Jean Graham (née Cooper) former student and staff member.

November 18, 2022

Danilo Puskas in 10

10 questions: answered. Danilo Puskas is certainly a face you may recognise. Our Head of Student Life and Chaplaincy shares his ultimate 3-course meal, a place he always returns to to clear his mind, and offers his advice on how a student can immerse themselves in student life here.

November 11, 2022

Adrian Peck in 10

10 questions: answered. This week Adrian Peck, one of our Lecturers in Pastoral Studies shares the most rewarding aspect of his role, reveals something that might surprise us about him and a destination on his ultimate travel bucket-list!

November 4, 2022

Nevena Borcsok in 10

10 questions: answered. This week Nevena Borcsok, our Librarian, shares her ultimate hero in literature, her childhood dream career, spare time hobbies and more.

November 1, 2022

OYiMS students join ADRA-UK in humanitarian cause

Students taking our One Year in Mission and Service course joined ADRA to support the fight against starvation in The Horn of Africa, a sobering humanitarian crisis that must be addressed.

October 28, 2022

Fernanda Scozziero in 10

10 questions: answered. Fernanda Scozziero, our Admissions and Records Officer invites us into her world, sharing a bible verse that inspires her, the best book she’s read to date, and her rather unusual habit…

October 21, 2022

Abigail Wright in 10

10 questions: answered. This week Abigail Wright, our Chief Financial Officer, takes centre stage sharing what Black History Month personally means to her, her dream dinner party guests and more.

October 19, 2022

Black History Week – A College Compilation

A Black History Week College compilation of resources to read, watch and listen at your leisure.

October 18, 2022

What Black History Month means to me: a reflection by Jonathan Holder

Pastor, Visiting Lecturer in Homiletics and Newbold Alumnus Jonathan Holder considers what Black History Month personally means to him.

October 17, 2022

Black History Week: a message from the Principal

Principal Stephen Currow shares a message as the College prepares to host ‘Black History Week’, a week-long immersive experience for the College community that will present the opportunity to impact, reflect and celebrate.

October 14, 2022

Poonchai Thanongkiat in 10

10 questions: answered. Answers nearly good enough to eat, we delve into Poonchai’s world of culinary wonder and creativity. what can our Head Chef never live without? All is revealed…

October 7, 2022

Serena Santona in 10

10 questions: answered. This week we head to Italy, talk memorable days and unwind with Academic Registrar, Serena Santona.

September 29, 2022

Stephen Currow in 10

10 questions: answered. Get to know your College staff in a new light with this regular mini-interview series. This week the spotlight’s on College Principal, Dr Stephen Currow

September 26, 2022

The Week of Spiritual Emphasis 2022

The Week of Spiritual Emphasis is back, returning this Sabbath. Ahead of the launch, our dedicated WOSE speaker Kärt Lazić shares her thoughts on the upcoming week.

August 15, 2022

Newbold honours the life of Dr Harry Leonard

Dr John Baildam, former Principal at Newbold, shares fond memories of one of the College’s most beloved lecturers Dr Harry Leonard who sadly passed away on Tuesday, 9 August 2022.