Heythrop College

I began working at Mount Street in October 2018 as Head Librarian of the Jesuit Library of Theology and Philosophy – also known as the Heythrop Library. I worked at Heythrop College for 28 years, firstly as Deputy Librarian, and from 2013 as Head Librarian. It has always been a privilege to work with Heythrop Library’s superb collections and to play a part in maintaining them. Much of my work at Heythrop has been in the more technical aspects of running an academic library. I was first employed...
New Monsticism and Ecclesial MovementsClassical religious life both in the Catholic and Anglican church has undergone major structural change and diminishment in recent years, while the founding charisms are being adapted for new forms of living. New communities with distinctly different aims and structures are emerging including New Monasticism within the Anglican tradition. What is the Spirit saying to the churches? (Rev.2:7). This conference, organized by the Religious Life Institute at...
Please save the date for the 2018 Heythrop College Graduation Ceremony, taking place at Senate House, University of London.  Full details will be posted later in the year.Contact Name: Annabel ClarksonEmail: a.clarkson@heythrop.ac.ukTelephone: 020 77954203
The closing conference for Heythrop College - which took place from the 4th to the 7th of July - was an important, moving and hope-filled event, as over three days the teaching and administration staff, alumnae, and friends of Heythrop gathered, to celebrate all that was best about this institution.A number of the presentations were given over to telling Heythrop’s story, which is also the story of the remarkable Jesuits who enacted the transition from the Oxfordshire...
Heythrop Collection of over 250,000 titles to be listed online and available at Senate House Library following Heythrop College Closure.Heythrop College Library will be closing after the end of the academic year 2017-2018. The collection of over 250,000 volumes of books and bound volumes of periodicals, widely regarded as one of the finest collections of theology and philosophy in the UK, will continue to be made accessible onsite – many discoverable online for the first time - to readers...
Speakers at Refugee Stories
“Why do Christians around the world prefer the narrative of populist nationalism and political exclusion to the message of the Gospel?” was the question posed by expert on the theology of migration, Dr Joshua Ralston, at a conference at Heythrop College to mark World Refugee Day.JRS UK and the Heythrop Institute for Religion and Society hosted Refugee Stories: Changing the Narrative - the fruits of a collaboration between academics working in theology and related disciplines, practitioners...
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 Dialogues, Ecumenism, Theology and EcclesiologyThe conference will seek to engage with the various modern and contemporary challenges and contexts that the Eastern Christian tradition confronts today. Speakers will address the situation of Christianity in the Middle East; Ecumenical relations between the Eastern and Western churches; the Eastern Catholic churches - the question of mission and ecclesial identity; Armenian and Syriac Christian traditions.The Conference will also be an...
Refugee Stories: Changing the Narrative
A conference on the human realities of refugees in the UK, including voices from academics, practitioners and— most importantly—those seeking asylum themselves.Through the media, we all see images of refugees and hear stories about them. These, inevitably, help to form public perceptions. Yet behind the public perceptions, there are human realities. Besides the stories told about refugees, there are also the stories waiting to be told by refugees. Who takes the time to encounter those seeking...
New Directions in Theological Virtue EthicsVirtue ethics, a moral system based upon the virtues and human flourishing, offers a rich vocabulary for exploring questions of human well-being, character formation and applied moral issues. Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274), the Dominican philosopher and theologian, for whom ethics is 'the investigation of the ultimate end of human life and of the virtues and vices', is the author of one of the richest and most systematic virtue-based ethics in the Western...
Commemorating 75 years of Divino Afflante SpirituWHAT HAS BEEN THE ENDURING IMPACT OF POPE PIUS XII’S WARTIME ENCYCLICAL ON BIBLICAL STUDIES?HOW DOES STUDY OF THE BIBLE INFORM THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH TODAY?In September 1943, as the Second World War continued to rage, Pope Pius XII issued an encyclical promoting biblical studies entitled Divino Afflante Spiritu (‘Inspired by the Divine Spirit’). The encyclical encouraged Catholic exegetes to study the scriptures in their original languages and...

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