The purpose of All Nations is to train students in cross-cultural mission. Today, All Nations is one of the largest Colleges of its type in Europe and welcomes students and their families from all over the world.
Our international teaching staff have a wide range of mission experience and cross-cultural expertise. Many of our students have also already been on overseas mission, further adding to the fusion of ideas and teaching that takes place at All Nations.
All Nations is located in beautiful wooded surroundings in Hertfordshire, just north of London. There is accommodation for around 100 students on campus (more live locally) and there are dining, pre-school, computing and sports facilities available to students and their families on site. Other facilities such as shops, banks, leisure centres, swimming pools and cinemas are just a short car journey away.
Ten Things You Didn't Know About All Nations:
1. Easneye, the name of the hill where we are placed, means 'water island' in Saxon - that is the beginning and end of your classes in Saxon!
2. There are 600 Saxon Warriors buried on the site - but they are quiet and don't bother us too much!
3. We have the prime meridian running through our nursery and one of our lecture rooms.
4. The house at Easneye was designed by Alfred Waterhouse who designed the Natural History museum - he also designed Darlington Town Clock but that's not as impressive.
5. The house was built and owned by the son of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, the anti-slave and prison reform campaigner - he is the tall man on the left on the back of the £5 note.
6. C.T. Studd, the founder of WEC, stayed here at Easneye - by the way, he was a famous English Cricketer and missionary. It’s like having Freddy Flintoff visit, except Freddy's not a missionary and C.T. lost the Ashes.
7. The film 'The Belles of St. Trinians' was filmed at Easneye.
8. All Nations was made up of 3 different colleges which merged in 1971 - two women's colleges and one for men. Mixed missionary training was not even thought of back then.
9. 10 members of staff are ex-students - yes, they came back for more!
10. All Nations is 35 minutes from Stanstead Airport, 45 minutes from Luton Airport and 55 minutes from Heathrow Airport - the world is on our doorstep wherever you want to go!