New College, University of Edinburgh
Centre for the Study of Christian Origins


About Us

CSCO is the Centre for the Study of Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh (New College). We are a collection of scholars committed to the study of early Christianity and the world that it was born in. Our interests range from New Testament studies to Patristics, to the world of Late Antiquity, and many of our members have specializations within these fields. More than that, we are interested in encouraging and supporting study in these areas and put on a range of conferences and seminars to this end.


Upcoming Events

6 June 2017 | 4:00 – 6:00pm | The Martin Hall

We look forward to celebrating Dr. Matthew Novenson’s recent publication, The Grammar of Messianism: An Ancient Jewish Political Idiom and Its Users. At this event, Professor N.T. Wright will provide an introduction and discussion of Dr. Novenson’s newest work. Our time of discussion will be followed by a wine reception. Importantly, this event is only open to New College students.