Noel Q. King

Noel Q. King came to UCSC in the late Sixties as a "founding father" of Merrill College. Born in India and educated in England, he spent 14 years in Africa heading departments of religious studies before being hired to do the same at Santa Cruz. Professor King was a prominent and beloved figure here on the hill. After he died in 2009, the Noel Q. King Memorial Lecture Series was started as a way to keep religious studies, and Noel King's idiosyncratic spirit, alive at UCSC.

If you have any questions or would like to send pictures or memories of Noel, please contact Noel's memorial email account.

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