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Special Collections & Archives

Details about the three repositories held at the University of Roehampton: the main Foyle Special Collections & Archives, the Whitelands College Archive, and the Southlands College Archive

Bishops' Conference Collection

A National Project for Catechesis and Religious Education

This collection evolved from a project of the Department of Catechesis of the Education Commission of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. Started 1972, its aim was to study the issues of national Religious Education and more specifically the Theology of Education.

The collection is an almost complete set of material produced for schools, parish and adult Catholic education during the course of the Project and reflects three decades of Catholic Education. It is of historical significance as a record of an approach to catechesis and religious education in the Catholic community in the UK.



  • Books and resource packs for teachers, parents and parishes. Resource packs include audio and visual material.
  • Posters
  • Publications and reports relating to the Bishops’ Conference