“Tensions have been growing at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham this week following the suspension of Dr Anthony Towey, Head of the School of Theology, Philosophy and History. Students report that Dr Towey was half way through a Christology lecture on the Resurrection when security men came to escort him out of the buillding on Monday.”
– “St Mary’s University College – why a professor was suspended”, ICN: Independent Catholic News, 19 September 2012
“The grotesque incident yesterday, when a senior member of staff was interrupted in the course of a lecture and forcibly escorted from the premises, is for me a decisive sign that things have gone badly amiss with the Christian and Catholic ethos of St Mary’s.”
– Professor Eamon Duffy, quoted in Madeleine Teahan, “Top historian criticises St Mary’s for ‘grotesque’ treatment of professor”, CatholicHerald.co.uk, 25 September 2012
“The Governors have total confidence in the Senior Management Team who have worked diligently and in accordance with our constitution, due process and our Catholic ethos in what has been a difficult time as we continue to strive to gain our university title. This is a time of great opportunity for St Mary’s and I am confident that the University College will continue to develop and move forward as a centre of excellence.”
– Bishop Richard Moth, Chair of Governors, St. Mary’s University College,”Statement by Bishop Richard Moth, St Mary’s Chair of Governors”, smuc.ac.uk
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…. but wait, there is something even weirder going on here than the story of the Catholic theology lecturer having his lecture on the resurrection brought to a violent and premature end … you can take a course in “Christology” at a London university? Really? Do they offer Muggle Studies as well?
M B Karamba said:
Dunedin School looks like it may be the future for Theology at St. Mary’s.
Interesting that you mention Muggle Studies, but having recently failed to sustain an hypnosis course (http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=421128) management may not feel that the time is right for anything new. Yet, who can say?
Hypnosis and Christology. What next? Earth Magik 101? You wouldn’t get this type of thing over at Graylng’s outfit.
M B Karamba said:
Strange coincidences or divine irony? Dr. Towey was lecturing on the resurrection and was suspended (on a Monday). Since he was able to rise from the ‘dead’ on the third day (the same week) he was unable to defend his school from a take-over from his place at the Governors’ Meeting. Clearly, his messianic claims are false.
Knowing Dunedin to be a go-ahead place, and, of course, a centre of excellence I’d like to refer you to an article (http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=421398&c=1) so you can keep up with best practice in H.E. Happy marching!