Chair: Rev Nicholas King, S.J.
Nicholas King S.J. is now teaching New Testament at the University of Oxford after many years of teaching in South Africa. He recently published a fresh translation of the New Testament, and is working (but very slowly) on a translation of the LXX (Greek Old Testament). He is very interested in the Synoptic Gospels, but can easily be persuaded to speak of almost any part of the New Testament. In particular he is interested in how what biblical scholars do can be married to the needs and desires of ordinary bible readers, and how academic exegetes can operate within and for the believing community. He is also passionate about cricket and squash, when he is not reading the biblical text.
Vice-Chair & Editor of Scripture Bulletin: Dr Ian Boxall
Ian Boxall teaches New Testament at St Stephen's House in the University of Oxford, where he has been since 1994. He has published a number of books and articles on New Testament themes, and has a specialist interest in the Apocalypse. He regularly speaks to clergy and parish groups about New Testament topics. His current research is on the reception history of the Apocalypse. For correspondence over editorial matters concerning Scripture Bulletin (the journal of the Association) please email
Secretary: Professor Mary Mills, S.H.C.J.
Mary Mills, a member of the Society of the Holy Child, has had an extensive teaching ministry, both at secondary and H.E. levels. Her research area is the Old Testament, and she has published a number of books in the field of biblical studies, at both popular and research levels. Her current work is on pain and suffering themes in the Major Prophets, and at present she is an Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at Liverpool Hope University.
Treasurer: Dr Seth Turner
Seth Turner recently completed a doctorate in New Testament at the University of Oxford. For treasurer-related matters, please email
Dr Martin O'Kane
Martin O'Kane received his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, and is now Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of Wales (Lampeter). Besides directing the Research Centre, The Bible and the Visual Imagination, he is also director of the AHRC funded project, Interpreting the Bible and its Visual Expression within the Cultural Landscape of Wales, as well as director of the British Academy funded project, Text and Image: Towards an Interdisciplinary Methodology. (See www.imagingthebible.org). He is co-chair of The Bible and Visual Culture Section of the International Society of Biblical Literature (and of a similar section in the European Association of Biblical Studies). His areas of interest include postcolonial and interdisciplinary approaches to the Hebrew Bible, particularly those relating to the visual arts. He also organises student study trips to Jerusalem on behalf of Lampeter University.
Rev Dr Jeremy Corley
Jeremy Corley is a priest of the Diocese of Portsmouth. He was ordained in 1987, and in 1996 he completed a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies at the Catholic University of America (Washington, DC). His doctoral research into Ben Sira.s teaching on friendship was published in 2002. He has also written twenty articles on scriptural themes, especially on the deuterocanonical books. Since 1998 he has been lecturing in biblical studies at Ushaw College in Durham. In 2009 he published an edited volume, New Perspectives on the Nativity (T. & T. Clark), consisting of a dozen essays looking at the Christmas stories from a variety of socio-political, literary, artistic and theological viewpoints.
Rev Dr Adrian Graffy
Adrian Graffy is a priest of the Diocese of Brentwood. Ordained in 1974, he studied at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and received a doctorate in Sacred Scripture in 1983. He taught Scripture for many years in St John.s Seminary, Wonersh, where he was also Director of Studies and Vice-Rector. He has published various books and articles on Scripture. He now works in the Diocese of Brentwood as the Director of the Brentwood Commission for Evangelisation and Formation, director of Ministry to Priests and Supporting Ministry, and advisor for the Diocesan Pastoral Council. He also works for the Bishops. Conference of England and Wales to provide resources on the Bible. He is co-secretary of the British Methodist-Roman Catholic Committee and Delegate of the Bishops' Conference to the world-wide Catholic Biblical Federation.
Rev Peter Edmonds, S.J.
Peter Edmonds S.J. teaches New Testament and Greek at Campion Hall, Oxford.
With his wife Gina, Geoff Poulter directs the Catholic Bible School at Nutbourne near Chichester (Sussex). The School aims to provide a range of opportunities for anyone interested in becoming more familiar with the scriptures. It also offers courses on pastoral counselling and spiritual direction. For details of the course programme see the School's website (www.catholic-bible-school.org).
Matthew van Duyvenbode
Matthew van Duyvenbode is part of the Bible and Culture team at Bible Society in England and Wales. There, his team work to advocate for the role of the Scriptures in the public square, running projects and developing networks in the fields of the arts, the media, the digital world, education and politics. Matthew read Theology at Durham University, and has a keen interest in the Bible and contemporary society, narrative theology, Biblical formation for Catholics and the Bible and young people. Matthew is acting as secretary to the Scripture working group under the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis at the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, and is a trustee of the Catholic Bible School.