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Day Conference - Abortion Disability and the Law

Monday 23rd January 2017

Saturday 18th Feb. 9.30am to 4.30pm
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Thanksgiving Meal

Friday 25th November 2016

On 25th November Blackfriars hosted a Thanksgiving meal for friars, staff and students.
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Seventh Anscombe Memorial Lecture

Monday 14th November 2016

'Is Medicine Losing its Way?
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Book Launch - 10th November, 8pm, Blackfriars Aula

Thursday 3rd November 2016

Presentation of the book by Senior Common Room member Dr Pia Jolliffe
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Book Launch - two books by staff of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre

Thursday 27th October 2016

On the 27th October Blackfriars hosted the book launch of two books.
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Matriculation Michaelmas Term 2016

Saturday 15th October 2016

Congratulations to our new students who matriculated on Saturday.
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Honorary Fellow of Blackfriars appointed as a Cardinal

Monday 10th October 2016

On Sunday 9th October, Pope Francis appointed His Excellency The Most Reverend Joseph Tobin CSsR, Archbishop of Indianapolis, as one of seventeen new Cardinals.
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The First Event in the Las Casas Institute's Series on Human Dignity

Friday 7th October 2016

"God Created Humanity in his Own Image" What does the bible mean? A lecture with John Day
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New Dominican Jubilee Scholar

Wednesday 28th September 2016

Blackfriars Hall welcomes the new Dominican Jubilee Scholar, John Shinkwin.
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Graduation Friday 29th July 2016

Monday 1st August 2016

Many congratulations to Linda Eggert, Ramesh Pattni, Ying Mao, Simon Chelley, Joshua Hemmings-Buckler and Margaret Woods who graduated on Friday.
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IHRL Matriculation

Friday 8th July 2016

Blackfriars Hall welcomed our new 1st year IHRL (International Human Rights Law) students who matriculated today.
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Permissible Harms - A Symposium on Double Effect

Wednesday 15th June 2016

Saturday 16th July 1pm -4pm
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Congratulations to Blackfriars Senior Research Fellow Prof Roger Scruton on his knighthood.

Monday 13th June 2016

Blackfriars Senior Research fellow Prof Roger Scruton has been created a Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II in the Birthday Honours list published on the Queen's 90th birthday.
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Special Lecture: Shakespeare around the world: the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet between East and West

Special Lecture: Shakespeare around the world: the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet between East and WestMonday 6th June 2016

Dr Yvette Khoury, development support assistant and Shakespeare scholar, will give a lecture at 5.30pm on Tuesday 14th June in the Aula at Blackfriars.
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John Henry Newman Lecture

John Henry Newman LectureTuesday 24th May 2016

Bishop Charles Morerod OP gave the 2016 Newman Lecture on 17th May.
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Jubilee Vespers to celebrate the Order's 800th Birthday

Friday 6th May 2016

Westminster Cathedral was packed with Dominicans and well-wishers on Friday 6th May, celebrating the Order's 800th birthday.
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New Vice-regent of Studies Appointed

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Following fr Martin Ganeri's election as Prior Provincial, fr David Goodill OP MA (Cantab), MPhil (Mancun), STL (Leuven) has been appointed as Vice-regent of Studies.
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Regent of Studies Reappointed

Monday 18th April 2016

Fr Simon Gaine OP has been reappointed as Regent of Studies of Blackfriars Hall and Studium.
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“A Poor Church for the Poor?” - seeing and addressing poverty in modern Britain

Andrew Bookes OPTuesday 22nd March 2016

An initiative to bring together Catholics with a concern for the poor.
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Priory Dinner Hilary 2016

Monday 8th February 2016

On Thursday 4th of February the Oxford Dominican Community hosted a dinner for students, fellows and staff.
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New Acting Secretary of Studies

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

The Provincial has appointed Fr Robert Ombres OP as Acting Secretary of Studies with immediate effect until the Easter Chapter
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Double Book Launch - Monday 25th January 2016

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Prof Gavin d’Costa joined us at Blackfriars to celebrate the publication of books by Fr Simon Francis Gaine OP (Regent, Blackfriars Hall) and Fr Martin Ganeri OP (Prior and Vice-Regent, Blackfriars Hall).
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The Aquinas Lecture, 2016 “The Treasure of St. Thomas’ Theology of the Trinity”

Monday 1st February 2016

The annual Aquinas Lecture was delivered on Wednesday 27th January, 2016, the eve of St. Thomas’ Feast, by Rev. Herwi Rikhof,
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Laudato Si

Tuesday 8th December 2015

Blackfriars hosts talks on Care of Our Common Home: Reflecting on Laudato Si
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Graduation 6th November 2015

Friday 6th November 2015

On a very windy and damp day, we were delighted to welcome back our graduands.
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New book published by Blackfriars tutor

New book published by Blackfriars tutorWednesday 4th November 2015

On Tuesday 3rd November, the Oxford Centre for Life Writing held a reception at Wolfson College to mark the publication of a new book by Dr Clare Broome Saunders, the Director of Studies for Visiting Students at Blackfriars.
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Matriculation Michaelmas 2015

Saturday 17th October 2015

Matriculation is the formal ceremony that marks a student's entry to the university. Some of our new students were matriculated on Saturday.
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2015 Las Casas Lecture

2015 Las Casas LectureThursday 1st October 2015

The 7th November 2015 marks the beginning of a year of special events to mark the 800th anniversary of the foundation of the Dominican Order. Many events are marking this Jubilee Year, and the Las Casas Institute is organising a whole series dedicated to ‘Truth Telling’. To open this series Las Casas Annual Lecture was given by Professor Denys Turner (currently of Yale University) on the fascinating and far-reaching title: ‘The Price of Truth: Herbert McCabe on Love, Politics and Death’.
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Special Lecture - Double Predestination

Special Lecture - Double PredestinationTuesday 29th September 2015

On Wednesday 11th November 2015, Dr Eduardo J. Echeverria of the Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, will give a lecture on Double Predestination at Blackfriars.

The lecture begins at 5pm in the Aula, Blackfriars, 64 St Giles'.
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News & Events

8th Nov
Dominicans launch 800th jubilee year

On Saturday 7th November, the Dominican Order launched its 800th jubilee with celebrations at Santa Sabina in Rome, and an online Twitter campaign.

28th Jul
Appeal for Blackfriars Fabric Fund: Emergency Repairs to Our Church

An appeal for the Blackfriars Fabric Fund has been launched because of the need for emergency repairs to the priory church at Blackfriars.

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