CRES Residential Report 2021

For the second year in a row, we have held our annual CRES Residential online. This year we consulted with our students and tutors and an overwhelming majority preferred this mode because of the ongoing pandemic. CRES administrator, Lynda McKeown, handling all of the bookings, and in the end about 40 people came. We decided to scale back the meeting to the essential things to keep the course running. In this case, it was allowing …

Pause in CRES Admissions

At the CRES Steering Group held on the 21st June 2021, we took the decision to pause new admissions until 1st January 2022. We are very sorry to have to do this, but we are an almost entirely volunteer-led course, and we have had quite unprecedented demand over the last few months. We now have 40 students which is well above where we have ever been before. In fairness to those students, and to give …

CRES Admissions 2021

ADMISSIONS ARE NOW PAUSED UNTIL 2022. For more information go HERE. CRES (Christian Rural and Environmental Studies)  is a distance learning course usually taken over two years. If you are interested probably the best place to look first is our CRES Certificate page. Then you might have some questions. If that is the case try our Frequently Asked Questions page first!  If you still have questions then Contact Us. Then finally if you would like …

New Paper Published!

We are pleased to announce that Ji Young Jung from South Korea, who graduated from the CRES Certificate course in 2019 has published a version of her dissertation work in the Korean Journal “Theology and Society“. The abstract is below, and the paper is in English. The Issues of Environmental Official Development Assistance and a Christian Missiological Response Environmental problem has been a crucial agenda in the discussion of international development. There has been a …

CRES Virtual Meeting Report September 2020

For many years now in early September, we have held our annual CRES Residential. Because of the pandemic, this was not practicable, and we opted for a virtual option. Once again we were very grateful to CRES tutor, Ian Brooks for running our virtual meeting so effectively. We also thank Lynda McKeown for handling all of the bookings, and in the end about 35 people came. We decided to scale back the meeting to the …

New External Examiner Appointed

We are very pleased to announce that Professor Celia Deane-Drummond will be our new external examiner from September 2020 when Professor John Bryant retires from the post. Celia is now Senior Research Fellow and Director of Laudato Si’ Research Institute, based at Campion Hall in Oxford University, UK. She has doctorates in both plant physiology and theology. Celia has many publications at the interface of ecology, science and faith. We look forward to working with …