GOLD Supported_by_Bible_logo_NEW_CMYK Study Day: Romans


The GOLD Project has developed out of more than 30 years’ experience of offering distance learning courses in the context of the UK church. Courses that were originally developed in India were adapted for use in the Oakhill Extension College (OHEC) where several new courses were developed over the course of several years. When Oakhill College decided to close down its extension studies department, OHEC’s students and courses were serviced by the St Albans and Oxford Ministry Course (SAOMC) which later became Interactive Christian Extension Studies (ICES). In 2009, Trinity College Bristol took over the programme and developed the course materials as its Open Learning programme for the six years until the end of 2015.


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Course Writers

A number of people have been involved in producing the courses over the years


Course writers have included

  • Dr David Ball - Biblical Studies, Hermeneutics

  • Revd Dr Mike Butterworth - Biblical studies, Hermeneutics, Ministry, Inter-faith issues

  • Dr Martin Davie - Theology

  • Revd Professor Rudolph Heinze - Church History

  • Rev David Field - Ethics

  • Ms Alison Le Cornu


Consultants have included

  • Dr John Bimson - Old Testament

  • Revd Dr John Corrie - Mission

  • Revd Dr John Corrie - Mission

  • Revd Dr David Samuel  - Theology

  • Revd Dr David Wenham  -  New Testament