London School of Theology

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Not to be confused with London Theological Seminary.

The London School of Theology (LST) is an English interdenominational evangelical theological college based in Northwood within the London Borough of Hillingdon. LST is one of the largest evangelical theological colleges in Europe,[citation needed] with an extensive theological library containing around 50,000 volumes.


LST was founded in 1943 as the London Bible College and was originally situated on Baker Street in central London. In 1970 the college moved to Northwood on a campus previously occupied by the London College of Divinity (or London School of Divinty), an Anglican institution. The 1990s saw the opening of a new postgraduate centre, the Guthrie Centre, which formerly housed the Centre for Islamic Studies (centre now closed). In 2004 the name of the college was changed to the London School of Theology.[1]

Its faculty has included New Testament scholars Donald Guthrie, RT France, Ralph P. Martin [2] and Max Turner as well as Derek Tidball, a practical theologian and sociologist of religion. LST also had strong connections with the Anglican theologian John Stott, an important supporter and former council member of the college.[3]


  • 1946-1965 - Ernest Kevan
  • 1966-1980 - Gilbert Kirby
  • 1980-1989 - Michael Griffiths
  • 1989-1995 - Peter Cotterell
  • 1995-2007 - Derek Tidball
  • 2007-2008 - Anna Robbins (acting)
  • 2008-2010 - Simon Steer
  • 2010-2012 - Chris Jack (acting)
  • 2012-2014 - No principal, senior leadership team model used
  • 2017-Present - Calvin Samuel


  • 2014-June 2016: Krish Kandiah

Faculty (as at April 2017)[edit]

  • Ekaterina Kozlova
  • Nikolaos Souvlakis
  • Nicholas Lunn
  • Geraldine Luce
  • Carey Luce
  • Conrad Gempf
  • Christopher Grey
  • Jeremy Perigo
  • Matthew Knell
  • Graham McFarlane
  • Richard Hubbard
  • Graham Twelftree
  • John Dennis
  • Janet Penny
  • Kirsty Annable
  • Marvin Oxenham
  • Lyn Powell
  • William Atkinson

Notable alumni[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Ian Randall, Educating Evangelicalism: The Origins, Development and Impact of London Bible College, Carlisle: Paternoster, 2000, ISBN 0-85364-873-5


  1. ^ [1] History of London School of Theology.
  2. ^ Ralph P. Martin 1925-2013
  3. ^ Ian Randall: Educating Evangelicalism: The Origins, Development and Impact of London Bible College. Paternoster, Carlisle 2000, p. 18 (etc.).

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Coordinates: 51°36′46″N 0°25′52″W / 51.6127°N 0.4311°W / 51.6127; -0.4311