Church News and Events

BYU London Center Reopens Its Doors

Contributed By Sister Joyce Jones, Church News contributor

  • 9 July 2014

From left, Jeffrey F. Ringer, director of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies; professor James Faulconer, BYU London Center academic director; M. Walayat Khokhar, MBE for Muslim Aid; and BYU President Kevin J. Worthen.  Photo by Andrea Elliott.

After an extensive six-month renovation, the BYU London Center—located in west-central London near Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park—reopened its doors on June 24 to Church and community leaders. Brigham Young University President Kevin J. Worthen, accompanied by his wife, Peggy, welcomed distinguished guests and shared remarks.

Highlighting the purpose of the center, President Worthen referenced Brigham Young University’s mission statement: “To assist individuals in the quest for perfection and eternal life.”

He further stated, “What we want for our students is that period of intensive learning in a stimulating setting, which includes not only the BYU London Center, but the full London experience.”

The BYU London Center reflects the Church’s commitment to scholarship and cultural outreach. Immersing themselves in the culture and history of 21st-century London and western Europe, students from all over the world gather in London to study.

An exterior shot of the entryway to the BYU London Center. Photo by Andrea Elliott.

Sister Peggy Worthen and BYU President Kevin J. Worthen pose for a photo while visiting the BYU London Center. Photo by Andrea Elliott.

Peter Dunbar, project manager for the London Center update, and BYU President Kevin J. Worthen. Photo by Andrea Elliott.