New College is part of Oxford University. It was founded as a charitable gift in 1397 by William of Wykeham, the great 14th Century statesman.

New College Oxford motto: "manners maketh man"

The College is a thriving academic community of undergraduates, post-graduates, teachers and researchers and prides itself on its open, inclusive culture.


New College already houses two Research Centres: the Balzan Centre for Cosmological Studies and OxCarre – the Oxford Centre for the Study of Research Rich Economics. The Oxford Institute of Charity will be its third research centre and, like the others, it will be integrated into the academic life of the College.

In the heart of Oxford

From the outset, New College was designed to be innovative, and the architecture (with the first developed quadrangle) is the finest expression of that intent.

In 2019, the College is embarking on a new inter-disciplinary complex, comprising of a new, open quad and a tower looking out beyond Oxford University to the wider world.

“We couldn’t be more delighted to be working alongside Charity Futures to make a real contribution to the academic understanding of charity”

Miles Young,
Warden of New College, University of Oxford


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