Heythrop College

Heythrop, the Jesuit-run specialist college for philosophy and theology of the University of London, is celebrating excellent results in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). A significant proportion of its research profile in every aspect achieved the highest possible rating of 4*, indicating that it is of quality that is world-leading.The College performed particularly well in the new area of ‘impact’ which assesses the reach and significance of research outside academia,...
Archbishop Rino Fisichella will take part in a study day at Heythrop College, University of London, as part of the Year of Consecrated Life. In addition to being the first President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation, he previously served as President of the Pontifical Academy for Life. His address on 21 March 2015 will be entitled ‘The New Evangelisation: A Challenge for the West’.Salvatore "Rino" Fisichella studied classics at St...
Heythrop College will continue its recruitment for postgraduate programmes and the professional programme (Bachelor of Divinity) for the Catholic priesthood, as it continues its discussions with St Mary’s University.In a statement issued on Monday 1 December, the college, which this year celebrated its 400th anniversary, said that it had consulted widely both within and outside the institution and that it hoped to reach a final decision about a potential partnership with St Mary’s...
Listening to the human voiceHeythrop College presents an immersive experience intertwining and choral music by vocal ensembles The Marian Consort & Cappella Romana alongside philosophical discourse, to ponder how silence acts as a spiritual and epistemic space to enable action and change. The event will run as three segments presented by Prof Johannes Hoff, Dr Ahmad Achtar and Dr Tony Carroll. They will explore the notion of how the humanities bring to light the ‘silenced’ parts...
The October 2014 edition of The Way is entitled Developing Expertise in Spirituality.In it, Dr Edward Howells, a Lecturer in Spirituality at Heythrop College, asks how the historical material considered in university spirituality courses can be studied in a way that remains open to the contemporary experience of students and others, without distorting or losing touch with its original inspiration. Michael Smith, Dean of the college running a Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction (MASD) in...
Sunday Worship on BBC Radio 4 last weekend came from  Heythrop College, University of London. The programme celebrated the Jesuit college's 400-year-history, under the title 'A Harvest of Souls'.The liturgy was led by Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ, who is a Senior Lecturer in Pastoral and Social Studies and Theology at Heythrop; Dr Damian Howard SJ who teaches Christian-Muslim relations preached on the qualities required of an effective preacher. During the programme...
Robert Bellarmine was born in 1542 and studied at the Universities of Padua and Leuven where he was the first Jesuit to teach: the subject of his course was the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas. He was made rector of the Roman College (later renamed the Pontifical Gregorian University) by Pope Clement VIII in 1592 and was appointed Cardinal in 1599.As bishop, Bellarmine put into effect the reforming decrees of the Council of Trent and was considered a possible candidate for the papacy in the...
The number of students applying for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Heythrop College, University of London, has gone up compared with 2013 and clearing has also been busier than last year.  This is being attributed to the number of students taking Religious Studies at A-level in England, which has almost doubled over the past ten years.In 2014, more than 20,000 students took Religious Studies (RS) at A level, nearly twice the number of 2002/03. Over the past ten years, RS...
James Hanvey joined the Jesuits in 1975 and was ordained in 1983. He began work for his doctorate in Trinitarian Theology in 1985 under the supervision of Rowan Williams.  He was Headmaster of St Aloysius’ College Glasgow.  He went on to be visiting scholar at Weston Jesuit Theological School, Cambridge Mass USA and returned to be head of Theology at Heythrop College. In 2004 Dr. Hanvey helped to found The Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public Life and became its director...
Joseph Mathew SJ who has been serving as deacon at Farm Street Church in London was ordained to the priesthood last Friday, the feast of the Assumption. He is pictured here in his Syro-Malankaran robes, following his ordination.Fr Joseph was ordained at St Mary's Malakara Catholic Church, Vakayar, India, with Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, Head of the Malankara Syrian Catholic Church, presiding. He celebrated his first Mass in the same church on Sunday morning, in the presence of Most Rev...

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