- Heythrop College
name = Heythrop College - University of London
image_size = 50x63
established = 1614 in Louvain (Belgium)
principal = Revd. Dr. John McDade SJ
Dr. Peter Vardy
address = 23 Kensington Square
students = 700 cite web |url=http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/students/prospective-students.html |title=Prospective Students |work=
Heythrop Collegewebsite |accessdate=2007-07-15]
website = http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/
Heythrop College is a constituent college of the
University of Londonsituated in Kensington Square, Kensington, London. It offers undergraduateand postgraduatedegrees in philosophy, psychologyand theology, as well as research in related fields.
It was founded in 1614 by the
Jesuitsin Leuven, Belgium, then moved in 1624 to Liège. During the wars surrounding the French Revolution, the college moved to Britain - philosophywas taught at Stonyhurstin Lancashireand theologyin St. Beuno's in North Wales.
In 1926, the colleges came together in
Heythrop Hall, Oxfordshire, then moved to Londonin 1970. It became a college of the University in 1971, and moved to its current Kensingtonlocation in 1993. The College started admitting non-Jesuit students in the 1960s. However it remains largely Jesuit-funded and led. The college Principal is always a Jesuit priest. It also retains a strongly Roman Catholicethos.
The college library houses an enormous collection of early theological texts, mostly held off site. The college also runs the "Heythrop Journal" and hosts a Centre for Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue.
* Peter Vardy
Joanna Collicutt McGrath
Third oldest university in England debate
* [http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/ Heythrop College website]
* [http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/about/detailedhist.htm Heythrop: A Detailed History]
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