This category has stories from Catholic universities, colleges and schools in the UK and around the world. It also includes news relevant to educational resources, and articles by pupils and students.

London pupils' passion for pumpkins feeds homeless

Students preparing soup

Pupils from St Gregory's Catholic Science College in Kenton, northwest London, turned pumpkins, grown in the school's eco-garden, into a hearty soup for the homeless. The green-fingered pupils - who, earlier this year, won the Royal Horticultural Society's School Gardening Team of the Year award - grew the pumpkins from seed during the summer term. The pumpkins were fed and watered ...

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Cambridge: Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology celebrates Silver Jubilee

Last Saturday (13 October) the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge (member of the Cambridge Theological Federation) celebrated its Silver Jubilee. There was a Holy Mass at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, followed by lunch in the beautiful gardens of the Institute.

Many of the alumnae, students, current and past Directors, members of the Council, volunteers and fr...

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Columban Invitation to Mission Programme 2019

Invitation to Mission at US/Mexico border

The Columban 'Invitation to Mission Programme' is now into its 5th year. Nearly 40 people have taken part in this learning experience, growing in faith and understanding through preparation in the UK, a 10-day visit overseas, and follow up on return.

The Columbans in Britain are now inviting applications for participation in the 2019 programme, visiting the Philippines during Holy Week 20...

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St Mary's Order of Malta Lourdes diary

Students with Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ (centre)

During the holidays, some of the current Upper VI girls at St Mary's School, Shaftsbury in Dorset, enjoyed a memorable trip to Lourdes with the Order of Malta Volunteers (OMV) to help with the Hospital Pilgrims. Here is a diary of their time there:

Saturday 21st July

After a 24-hour coach journey (first-year rite of passage) we ensured the Saint Frai, the hospital used by the OMV, w...

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Cambridge Seminars: 'Women Who Changed the Church'

Thursdays, 4 October - 22 November, 2 - 3.30 pm:

From the women of scripture, to Catholic Women Speak, women have consistently changed church practice, communities and ideas. This series of public seminars at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge, focuses on eight examples who have enriched and transformed faith communities, and represent important legacies for understa...

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Introducing Global Ethics at Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology

The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge is offering an intensive course: 'Introducing Global Ethics' - exploring possibilities of a genuinely global consensus, by examining real-life ethical problems - on 27, 28 and 29 September 2018.

The course will introduce students to the dynamically growing field of global ethics. 'Global ethics' is an interdisciplinary endeavour...

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Interreligious summer school brings together Christian, Jewish and Muslim students

Interfaith summer school, July 2018

This week the World Council of Churches Bossey Ecumenical Institute in Switzerland is ringing with scriptural sharing, research, and dialogue drawing together perspectives from Judaism, Christianity and Islam as students work to complete a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Interreligious Studies.

The program of study has two components, a distance learning session from 2-22 J...

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St Mary's introduces MA in Catholic Social Teaching

St Mary's University

A brand new MA degree in Catholic Social Teaching is being launched at St Mary's University, Twickenham. The core modules were run as a PG Certificate for the last year. The final programme details have been approved and validated. The programme involves both parliamentary interns supported by the Bishops Conference and those who are studying to be permanent deacons.

This is probably the ...

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Milton Keynes: St Paul's hosts second Faith in Action day

Students on the day

Sixty year ten students representing half of the High Schools of the Northampton Diocese gathered with Bishop Peter Doyle at St Paul's Catholic School, Milton Keynes for the second annual Schools Faith in Action Day on 5 July 2018. The day, organised by St Paul's, Pax Christi, and the Northampton Young Ministry Office, began with a chance for students to grill Bishop Peter on issues ...

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Bishop praises Sixth Form College for carrying out unifying mission of Catholic Church

One of the largest and most successful Sixth Forms in London and the South East has been praised by Bishop Patrick Lynch for carrying out the unifying mission of the Catholic church in welcoming students from many different backgrounds and supporting vulnerable young people, many facing significant disadvantages, to become confident, high-achieving students. Bishop Lynch of the Archd...

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St Mary's Shaftesbury Shares the Journey in Refugee Week

Origami butterflies with prayers

St Mary's Shaftesbury pupils walked four miles as part of CAFOD's 'Share the Journey' campaign, as an act of solidarity for those who have been forced to flee their countries. The miles, multiplied by the number of girls who did the walk, is part of a message that will be sent to the Government calling for global agreements which ask for the human dignity and rights of migrants and refugees to ...

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Laudato Si' - Major new research institute at Campion Hall

The Jesuits in Britain have announced that a new research institute called the Laudato Si' Institute (LSI) is being established at Campion Hall, the Jesuit permanent private hall of the University of Oxford. The LSI will be established during the academic year 2018-2019 and will formally open in September 2019.

The aim of the Laudato Si' Institute is to foster interdisciplinary research a...

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Heythrop Collection to be listed online, available at Senate House Library

Heythrop College

Heythrop College Library will be closing after the end of the academic year 2017-2018. The collection of more than 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 through Senate House Library from ...

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Heythrop College final conference: 'Let Him Easter In Us'

Heythrop College

'Let Him Easter In Us' - a three day conference to mark the closure of Heythrop College, University of London, will take place from Thursday 5 - Saturday 7 July 2018.

As Heythrop College draws to a close, after 404 years of life and 48 years in the University of London, its achievements will be celebrated with a series of lectures covering its three disciplines of philosophy, theology and...

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