Noel completed his BA in Theology and Religious Studies at Oxford for which he wrote a thesis on Naim Ateek’s Palestinian liberation theology and his engagement with Islam. Whilst at school Noel was a member of his school’s debating team and participated in an International Model UN Conference. As part of the Singaporean National Service obligations he then spent two years as a Tank Operator in the Singapore Armed Forces. And then for the year prior to coming to Oxford he spent a year as a volunteer for Operation Mobilisation in Nepal where he took the opportunity to learn Nepali.
For his MPhil, Noel plans to focus on New Testament studies and has a special interest in Christianity in Asia and how Asian Christians respond to their unique theological contexts. In the longer term he hopes to present a Biblical theology of displacement and persecution which will serve the growing communities of Christians in Asia.