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The Centre for Textual Studies

If there is one thing that unites all aspects of philosophy and theology, it is textual studies.

Open booksEstablished in 2013, the interdisciplinary Centre for Textual Studies aims to offer an opportunity to develop and showcase the translation and text-critical skills of academics across all Heythrop’s disciplines. It is led by the biblical studies group based in Heythrop’s Theology Department.

The Centre has studied questions of whether a biblical translation can really be faithful to the original, new ways of thinking about translation and how it might be most usefully conceived. It is now planning a longer-term project for a network of interdisciplinary and inter-collegial collaborators meeting for annual conferences and subsequent publications over a period of three or four years. As home to theologians, biblical scholars and philosophers, Heythrop is the ideal locus for such projects.


The participants comprise an interdisciplinary network of collaborators, which includes contributors from a range of institutions as well as the Heythrop College academic staff in Philosophy, Theology and Pastoral Studies.

The Heythrop Biblical Studies group

The Centre finds its home in the biblical studies sub-division of Heythrop College. 

Get in touch

For further information on the Centre for Textual Studies, please contact the director:

Dr Jonathan Norton
Director of the Heythrop Centre for Textual Studies
Heythrop College, Kensington Square
London W8 5HQ 

Tel: 0207 795 4232  Email:




Other Staff

  • James Aitken
  • John Barton
  • Marthe Kerkwijk
  • Matt Kimberley
  • Nick King
  • Charlotte Naylor
  • Joe Norton
  • Jon Riding
  • Mark Scarlata