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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...
Heythrop Summer ConferenceInspired by the optimism about the indestructibility of the good expressed by Gerard Manley Hopkins, Heythrop College celebrates its achievements and looks forward to the future of its research in philosophy, theology and psychology.Draft ProgrammeN.B. Adjustments to this draft programme may be made in the coming weeks.Thursday 5 July 20189.30    Coffee9.50    Welcome      Professor Claire Ozanne, Principal10.00...
Heythrop College is pleased to welcome alumni and friends for this day of celebration.10.00   Arrival – coffee/tea10.30   John McDade: title TBC11.30   Alumni presentations12.30   Lunch14.00   Brendan Callaghan SJ: title TBC15.00   Peter Vardy: Reading the Signs of the Times16.00   Tea/coffee - departBOOKINGSBookings for the conference can be made via the Heythrop Shop using this link. There is a charge of £7 per...
Annual Study Day of the Society for Ecumenical StudiesIn association with Centre for Eastern Christianity Ecumenical PerspectivesHow a better understanding of what we actually DO in our places of Worship can enhance and promote the dialogue between Christians. This conference looks from a range of denominational perspectives at key issues of the topic in order to engage from a different angle in a fruitful area of ecumenical discussion.             ...
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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