New College student remembered

Issie Mogg was "the very best of New College"

Source: Wikimedia Commons

A New College first-year student has died.

Isobel Mogg, a medicine student, passed away on Friday 26 January. Her death remains unexplained, but is not being treated as suspicious.

New College JCR President, Conleth Burns, said: “Issie was the very best of New College. A medic, a rower, a net-baller and above all else a friend to so many in our College community.

“Issie brought people together with her laugh, her smile and her love for those around her. Issie touched many hearts at New College. Those hearts are sore at her passing.”

In a post on the College’s Facebook group, Burns said: “Spending time with Issie’s friends, I got to know Issie better. The Issie who loved them and who they loved back.

“Over the next few days, everyone will be affected by this devastating news in different ways. There is no ‘right way’ to take this news, for those who knew or didn’t know Issie.

“Talking about Issie has helped me in the last day, and it might help some of you too.”

A scrapbook was set up for students to remember their experiences of Issie or place pictures. This will be shared with Issie’s family as a mark of her time in Oxford.

In a message circulated to students, Miles Young, Warden of New College, said: “Issie…had entered wholeheartedly into the life of the College.

“She was loved and admired by her friends.”

Young added in a college statement: “Our deepest sympathy goes out to Issie’s family, and to all who knew her. The College has come together to help her many friends here cope with their grief. Issie was a giver. She contributed so much in her brief time here, and we are conscious that we have lost someone very special.”

Please get in touch if you would like to share your memories of Issie in Cherwell.


  1. I taught PE to Izzie at Crickhowell High School. She was blessed with talent and always modest. She excelled at so many sports , a natural gifted netball player; athletic, competitive , ever reliable and a great team motivator. I was so sad to hear the news. She inspired all who worked with her and had a wonderful temperament. Love and condolences to all who had the pleasure of spending time with her. Sue Walters


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