Monday, 25 February 2013

IOCS finds new a new home in Cambridge

The new home for the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies at 25-27 High Street Chesterton, Cambridge

Patrick Comerford

The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies has found a permanent home at 25-27 High Street Chesterton, Cambridge, CB4 1ND.

The agreement was concluded on 7 February 2013, and the IOCS is moving work-stations and library from the present, rented premises in Wesley House on Jesus Lane to the new house, which has been named Palamas House.

The IOCS Library has been closed for about a fortnight, and the Principal and Administrator, Professor David Frost, has apologised for the disruption to working-arrangements.

He has said to a letter to facultrty, students and friends: “When we are fully settled we expect to celebrate by a service of thanksgiving and a formal procession to take possession. We are aiming for a date in April and will issue general invitations to all our friends. We are especially grateful to those whose generosity has made possible the acquisition of a building that is in every way ideal for our present and future purposes.”

Meanwhile, the IOCS is finalising details for its 14th International Summer School in Cambridge later this year. The summer school returns to Sidney Sussex College this year, and runs from 14 to 19 July.

This year’s theme is “Angels: Heavenly and Fallen,” and the speakers will include Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, the Revd Professor Andrew Louth, Dr Sebastian Brock, Aidan Hart, Father Ian Graham, Professor David Frost and Dr Marcus Plasted.

Enrolment is possible on the IOCS website at: (with secure payments through WorldPay)

or you can send a cheque together with your enrolment form or you may pay by credit card by ringing +44 (0) 1223 741037.

Further details are available from:

The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies,
Wesley House,
Jesus Lane,
Cambridge CB5 8BJ,
United Kingdom

(Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 741037, email:

Sidney Sussex College in the snow this time last year ... the IOCS summer school in Cambridge returns to Sidney Sussex College this year (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2012)

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