Dons rally round Heythrop

23 July 2015 | by Christopher Lamb
Academics from universities across the country have signed a letter from the British Philosophical Association calling for Heythrop College to be saved.Last month it was announced that the Jesuit-run college, which specialises in theology and ­philosophy, will close as a college of the University of London in 2018. Now, however, 22 philosophers, many of whom are in charge of university philosophy departments, have written in a letter that Heythrop’s closure would be a “tragedy”. The letter, published in The Tablet this week, was written by Professor Robert Stern of the University of Sheffield who is president of the association. Other signatories include heads of philosophy departments such as Professor Maria Rosa Antognazza, above, of King’s College London, Pr

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