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The Institute ceased its activity and the charity was dissolved at the end of April 2013 This is a copy of the NEICE website active at that date



Revd Jeff Astley, MA (Cambridge), DipTh (Birmingham), PhD (Durham)
Honorary Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University

Jeff Astley was appointed as Founding Director of the Institute in 1981; he previously worked in parish ministry, university chaplaincy and higher education. He has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Durham University since 1981. He is the author or editor of over thirty-five books on Christian education, practical theology or religious faith. His publications include The Philosophy of Christian Religious EducationTheological Perspectives on Christian FormationChoosing Life? Christianity and Moral ProblemsLearning in the Way: Research and Reflection on Adult Christian EducationChildren, Churches and Christian LearningOrdinary Theology: Looking, Listening and Learning in TheologyExploring God-Talk: Using Language in ReligionChrist of the Everyday and the SCM Studyguide to Christian Doctrine. He is a visiting professor at Glyndwr University and York St John University.

Administrative Secretary:
Mrs Evelyn E Jackson, BA (Durham), DipCG (Newcastle Polytechnic)

Consultant to Ordinary Theology Project:
Mrs Ann Christie, BSc (London), PGCE (York), MA (Leeds), PhD (Durham)
Senior Lecturer in Theology and Ministry, York St John University

A number of research assistants and honorary associates also work for the Institute on particular projects.

For contact information for the staff of the Institute, see Contact NEICE.