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Aquinas Institute

The Aquinas Institute was established in 2004 under the directorship of Fergus Kerr OP. It aims to foster the study of St Thomas at Oxford through seminars, occasional conferences, summer schools, and programmes that will bring international research scholars to the university each year.

The Institute seeks to foster the study of St Thomas from three perspectives: theological, philosophical, and from the viewpoint of medieval studies.


Blackfriars is delighted to announce that from Easter 2014 Fr Richard Conrad OP will become Director of the Aquinas Institute.

Fr Richard, who was previously Vice-Regent at Blackfriars, is a member of the University’s Theology Faculty and a part-time lecturer at the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham. He is the author of The Catholic Faith: A Dominican’s Vision.


 Please see the Aquinas Institute Events page for details of past and forthcoming events. 

St Thomas Aquinas - Friar and Scholar

St Thomas Aquinas - Friar and Scholar

An Aquinas Institute Lecture

An Aquinas Institute Lecture

News & Events

17th Oct
Register now for the 7th Anscombe Memorial Lecture

Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht
'Is Medicine Losing its Way? A firm foundation for medicine as a real therapeia'

15th Oct
Matriculation Michaelmas Term 2016

Congratulations to our new students who matriculated on Saturday.

10th Oct
Honorary Fellow of Blackfriars appointed as a Cardinal

On Sunday 9th October, Pope Francis appointed His Excellency The Most Reverend Joseph Tobin CSsR, Archbishop of Indianapolis, as one of seventeen new...

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