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Oxford Week: Ministry Institute Begins in Oxford

Rev. Lisa Rotchford and Rev. William Willoughby at morning tea at the Christ Church, Oxford Junior Common Room

Rev. Lisa Rotchford and Rev. William Willoughby at morning tea at the Christ Church, Oxford Junior Common Room

The GTF Institute at Oxford began this week at Christ Church College, one of the 37 colleges that make up the University of Oxford. “Liturgy, Spirituality and the Practice of Ministry” is the theme of this week’s Institute which has been organized with the support of the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.

Two courses are offered this week, one focused on liturgy and spirituality, with Canon Angela Tilby and The Revd Canon Dr. Robin Gibbons as faculty tutors, and the other focused on the practice of ministry, with Dr. John H. Morgan as faculty tutor.  Canon Tilby is Diocesan Canon of Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford and Director of the Oxford Theology Summer Schools.  Canon Gibbons is Director of Studies for Theology and Religion in the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education as well as Pastoral Director of the Oxford Theology Summer School, and, at the GTF, Fellow and Alexander Schmemann Professor of Eastern Christianity.  Dr. Morgan is Karl Mannheim Professor of the History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences at the GTF.

Watch a video of Canon Gibbons discussing how GTF students can defend their doctoral theses at Oxford.  If you are planning for your doctoral defense, please consult our Doctoral Defense Scheduling page for details.

Canon Jeffrey Gibson with GTF Institute tutor, Dr. John H. Morgan, Karl Mannheim Professor at the GTF

Canon Jeffrey Gibson with GTF Institute tutor, Dr. John H. Morgan, Karl Mannheim Professor at the GTF

Next week the Oxford Theology Summer School will begin at Christ Church.  Read about our affiliation with the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.

Students interested in attending a course in Oxford during the summer of 2015 to earn credits toward their degree at the Graduate Theological Foundation should contact the Office of the Provost.

Tom Quad on the campus of Christ Church College, University of Oxford

Tom Quad on the campus of Christ Church College, University of Oxford