Reunion 2019 – distance learners

Friday 30 August 2019 – Sunday 1 September 2019. Following a highly successful reunion in 2014 we are planning a similar event this year. Provisional Programme Friday evening 30 August 2019 Meal together at a local restaurant followed by socialising in one of the town’s hostelries. Saturday 31 August 2019 ‘How I have used my … Read more

Honorary Research Assistant Scheme

The School has commenced a scheme of Honorary Research Assistants (HRAs) appointed to engage in research in biblical studies and theology, in relation to other disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences, towards the pursuit of defined projects relevant to the mission of the Bible and the Contemporary World programme. This mission is currently … Read more

Hendrika (Hong Kong) – 2020

I came across this programme when I was looking for a Masters that would combine two of my interest: politics and theology. I decided to apply and the programme has exceeded my expectations! I have had the pleasure to learn more about surveillance, art and I am currently learning about hermeneutics. The programme has helped … Read more

David (England) – 2020

Having the opportunity to study at the prestigious University of St Andrews, in the St Mary’s School of Divinity, has been a wonderful experience for me. The MLitt Bible and the Contemporary World course, in particular, has been especially useful because as a trained local preacher, with ministerial aspirations, I needed the tools to expand … Read more

Bennett & Rowland ‘In a Glass Darkly’

Zoë Bennett gave a guest lecture at our January 2019 study week for the module ‘The Bible and the Contemporary World’. The springboard for her talk was Zoë’s recent book, co-authored with Christopher Rowland, In a Glass Darkly: The Bible, Reflection and Everyday Life.

Theos Think Tank

Paul Bickley, research fellow at Theos and an alumnus of this programme, delivered a guest lecture at our January 2019 study week for the module ‘The Bible and the Contemporary World’.

The Warriors Who Do Not Fight, by Alison Swinfen and Tawona Sitholé – new book from Wild Goose Publications

Alison Phipps (Swinfen) (UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts; Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies at the University of Glasgow; and Co-Convener of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network) and her colleagues Tawona Sitholé (a Zimbabwean writer and musician and Poet in Residence with the UNESCO Chair programme), and Gameli Tordzro (artist in … Read more

Reading Exodus 1–3 with Indian migrant workers in Singapore

Congratulations to one of our former students, Winston Chin, who has had an article published in the journal Practical Theology. Winston, who lives in Singapore, has developed work he originally undertook for his dissertation on our distance learning programme.  ‘Reading Exodus 1–3 with Indian migrant workers in Singapore: a dialogic approach‘ is now available online and … Read more

Live online information event – 14 March 2018

Eric Stoddart will be holding a live webinar on 14 March 2018 at 4pm (UK time) when he’ll explain what’s involved in this part-time, distance learning postgraduate degree programme. There’ll be a live Q&A session. Click the image or following this link to join us for our virtual event (via adobeconnect). Image used under Creative … Read more

Natasha O’Hear, ‘Picturing the Apocalypse’

Natasha O’Hear gave a guest lecture at the study week for our module, ‘The Book of Revelation’ in September 2017. We congratulate Natasha and her co-author Anthony O’Hear on the recognition of their book Picturing the Apocalypse (Oxford University Press) afforded by The Art+ChristianityEnquiry ACE/Mercers’ Book Award. It is the only literary prize worldwide for a publication … Read more