College for Life offers courses that focus on practical skills, vocation, the meaning of life and new forms of spiritual expression in a world of growing diversity.

About Us

Our Team

We work with a small core team
and a large group of advisers and skilled teachers

Principal of the College for Life: Dr James Leachman
Director of the College for Life:

Part-time interns of the College: Charlotte Greer and David Stankewicz

Associate director: Jaap Westerbos
Associate director: Bernd Leygraf
Associate director: Nicola Coombe
Associate director: Fr Peter Burns, O.S.B.
Associate director: Monica Douglas-Clark

International advisory board members: 15 people, well respected in their own discipline, from Africa, Asia, North America and Europe, have given their support to our efforts

Dr Gergeley Bakos O.S.B., Pannonhalma, Hungary
Dr Birute Briliute, Birmingham UK
Ms Julie Clague, University of Glasgow, UK
Dr Sebastian Edavazhickal O.S.B., Kappadu, India
Dr Maureen Glackin, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, UK
Dr Josefina Manabat, San Beda University, Manila, Philippines
Dr Daniel McCarthy O.S.B., Atchison, KS, USA
Dr Lourens Minnema, VU Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dr Enda Murphy, Kilmore Diocese, Ireland
Dr Kathryn M Naylor, Batley, Yorkshire, UK
Dr Stefaan Neirynck, Leuven, Belgium
Dr Bridget Nichols, Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK
Dr Pachomius Okojie O.S.B., Ewu, Nigeria
Dr Wim Vandewiele, KU Leuven, Belgium
Fr Maximilian Musindai O.S.B., Dar Comboni Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Cairo, Egypt

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Our Mission

College for Life aims to offer courses and lectures which focus on practical skills, vocation, the meaning of life and new forms of spiritual expression in a world of growing diversity. We want to support people in living with ‘all others’ on this planet, to respect and to work with our differences as well as our similarities.

Contact Us

Contact us by email: info@college4life.org

OR contact us
by post:  74, Castlebar Road, Ealing, London W5 2DD
by telephone:  +44 (0) 20 8862 2156

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New life at every stage of life