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Francis Clooney SJ hears the citation from Michael Barnes SJ
On Tuesday 12 December Heythrop College welcomed graduands at Kensington Town Hall for a celebration of achievement with friends, family and academics.In his address to launch the proceedings the University of London Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Adrian Smith commented on the need for advanced critical intelligence in a climate of “threats and uncertainty”, saying “[the imperative] to criticise and challenge the status quo requires constant intellectual challenge like that offered by graduates...
Francis X Clooney SJ, Parkman Professor of Divinity, Harvard University will be giving a lecture at Heythrop College, entitled: 'Roused from slumber: Four Jesuits who woke up and found their way in India'.Fr Clooney writes: "When Pope Francis addressed the Jesuits from around the world who had gathered at the 36th General Congregation in Rome in October 2016, he highlighted the Jesuit virtue of 'aprovechamiento' or 'benefit' to describe the practical criterion of discernment in Ignatian...
Nick Austin is a Jesuit priest who teaches moral theology. He is also a spiritual director, and serves as a consultor to Fr Provincial. Nick's family were very involved in CLC (Christian Life Communities - an Ignatian organisation based on Ignatian spirituality, community and mission).  As a teenager Nick remembers watching TV on a Friday night whilst the CLC meetings where taking place next door. His parents' involvement in CLC also meant that Jesuits would often visit the family,...
Nicholas Austin SJ making his final vows
Please remember in your prayers Fr Nicholas Owen Austin SJ who professed his Final Vows at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm St, on Friday 1st December -  feast of the Jesuit Saints who founded the English Mission: Edmund Campion, Robert Southwell and Nicholas Owen.The principal celebrant was Fr Provincial Damian Howard SJ; concelebrants included members of the Mount Street community and the Copleston Jesuit community.In his homily Fr Damian talked of the life of Edmund Campion...
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Heythrop College has scored 85% in the annual Student Satisfaction Ratings, placing it comfortably in the top half of the 149 UK institutions ranked.The ratings show the percentage of students that "definitely" or "mostly" agreed that they were satisfied with course quality. Heythrop’s score ranked it above the University of Edinburgh and Imperial College, London, amongst others.This year’s survey was mired in controversy as 25 student unions called for a boycott, after it was announced that...
The Jesuits in Britain completed a sale of their property at 23-24 Kensington Square to a developer at the beginning of May.  The sale of the site, which has been home to Heythrop College since 1993, followed the Heythrop College Governors’ decision to close the college at the end the academic year 2017-18.  The terms of the sale allow the college to continue operations there until October 2018.The exact details of the sale remain sensitive, but the sale proceeds were at the low end...
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Understanding Radicalisation - a Saturday workshop at the  Hurtado Jesuit CentreRashad Ali from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and Damian Howard SJ of Heythrop College, University of London, will explore the nature and causes of religious extremism.Tickets are £10 for the morning, with coffee and cake included. To book please email welcome@hurtadocentre.org.uk
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A Symposium and Book LaunchA one-day symposium to celebrate the Jesuit educational ‘genius’ and intellectual tradition and the launch of Philosophy, Theology and the Jesuit Tradition: ‘The Eye of Love’ (Bloomsbury, 2017).Contributors to The Eye of Love - Micahel Kirwan SJ, Peter Gallagher SJ and Anna Abram -  will make presentations and lead discussion on key themes:• the ‘Jesuit way’: a strange, beautiful story• the Jesuits and the new dialogues between faith and reason• the Jesuits and...
Kevin Walls with St Aloysius' pupils
The Heythrop Institute of Religion and Society and the Religious Life Institute are holding a one-day colloquium on the current situation of Religious Congregations and Catholic Schools.In recent years we have been exploring a range of issues connected with Catholic education.  Over the next year we want to develop this further by considering the roles and relationship between religious congregations and the schools that these orders originally founded and in many instances still continue...
Kevin Walls with St Aloysius' pupils
The Heythrop Institute of Religion and Society and the Religious Life Institute are holding a one-day colloquium on the current situation of Religious Congregations and Catholic Schools.In recent years we have been exploring a range of issues connected with Catholic education.  Over the next year we want to develop this further by considering the roles and relationship between religious congregations and the schools that these orders originally founded and in many instances still continue...

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