The Thomas More Institute is an initiative of Netherhall Educational Association (NEA), a registered charity.

NEA has made available to the Institute premises in London with seminar rooms and offices, as well as access to a lecture theatre and auditorium. Following restoration and building work at Grandpont House, Oxford – also owned by NEA – the Institute’s main establishment will be located there.

Religious activities in Netherhall House and Grandpont House are entrusted to the Roman Catholic prelature of Opus Dei.


Andrew Hegarty Andrew Hegarty
Director Having read Modern History at Merton College, Oxford, and taken a postgraduate diploma there, Andrew Hegarty taught for a number of years at secondary level, latterly as head of department. Later he served as warden of a hall of residence for students in London and Director of Grandpont House, Oxford, and undertook other work for the Netherhall Educational Association. Returning eventually to academic work he completed a D.Phil. at Oxford and has since been engaged in several projects researching the history of European universities.
Jack Valero Jack Valero
Finance Director After an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Transportation Planning, Jack Valero worked in the software industry managing a company for several years before moving on to work for the Netherhall Educational Association and other non-profit organisations. His expertise is in business development, finance and corporate communication.
Russell Wilcox Russell Wilcox 
Senior Research Fellow Russell Wilcox is a qualified Barrister and has taught Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He is currently an ordinary member of the CRYF research group at the University of Navarre, Spain, where he also serves as an Assistant Professor. He read Modern History at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and afterwards took a master’s degree and a doctorate in Law at SOAS.