We are gradually building a collection of brief reminiscences from Members of the Association. To submit your own reminiscence, please go to the Reminiscence Submission page.

Stan Marut

MA in Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue
2002 – 2005
MA in Philosophy and Religion
2005 – 2007

In 1999 aged just 51 there came a moment in my life when I needed the challenge of academia to give me a necessary focus. I could have taken any course, perhaps plumbing, but I was drawn first to the Birkbeck College Diploma in Theology. Three years later my Diploma achieved and having got firmly into religious studies, I wanted the challenge of taking this a stage further by way of postgraduate study. My application to study Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue at Heythrop College, University of London was approved. Read More

Stephen Balogh

MA in Christian Theology
2013 – 2015

For me, arrival at Kensington Square for the post-grad induction day in 2013 represented the convergence of several threads in my life: the desire to return to higher education after a 25-year business career; to study Theology; to follow in my beloved Godmother’s footsteps as a Heythrop graduate herself; as a constructive act of partial catharsis after being widowed the year before. Read More

Henry Lawson

Philosophy and Theology BA

I arrived at Heythrop having gone though clearing in the Summer of 1989. I was sad that I had been diverted from my main love of history, but I compensated for this by discovering the exciting world of Applied Ethics, which was taught by Alan Carter. I also made a good friend from Dorset who was a refreshing change from the rather staid Conservative background I had come from. I later studied political philosophy under the same teacher which was enjoyable.Read More

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