Learning beyond the syllabus

NCH offers many unparalleled opportunities to develop your intellectual life beyond the syllabus, through our Professorial lectures and student-led societies.

Professorial lectures

Our world-class Professoriate regularly visits the College and includes Simon Blackburn, Sir Partha Dasgupta, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C Dennett, A C Grayling, Steven Pinker, Sir Christopher Ricks and Adrian Zuckerman.

Between them, they deliver approximately 100 lectures in each academic year at NCH, giving our students access to some of the world’s greatest thinkers that is unparalleled at the undergraduate level.

Extra-curricular opportunities

There are a number of student-led societies that allow students to continue their discussions in a more informal setting.

We have an active Philosophy Society, Literature and Creative Writing Society, Politics Society, Economics Society and The Bloomsbury Forum, many of which invite prominent guest speakers, as well as an arts magazine, The Parturient. NCH students have assisted academics with their research and presented at academic conferences.

London is your library

New College of the Humanities’ central London location, a short walk from UCL, Birkbeck, SOAS and the British Library, means that there is never a shortage of events to appeal to any interests, or a shortage of enthusiastic people to go with.

There are formal and informal trips to galleries, museums, concerts and the theatre, such as the College’s annual Enlightenment evening, in which students and academics explore and discuss the British Museum’s 18th-century collections.