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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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6th Anscombe Memorial Lecture - "Against Assisted Dying"

Tuesday 29th September 2015

Professor Joseph Boyle, of the University of Toronto, gave the 6th Anscombe Memorial Lecture at the Garden Quod Auditorium, St John's College, at 4.30pm on Tuesday 13th October.
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Graduations 27th July 2015

Tuesday 28th July 2015

On Monday 27th July nine students, from seven different countries graduated.
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Dominican Study Week - 6th-10th July 2015

Tuesday 14th July 2015

A theology study week led by Fr Nicholas Crowe and Br Oliver Keenan took place at Buckfast Abbey from 6th - 10th July.
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Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law - Summer School 2015

Tuesday 14th July 2015

Blackfriars Hall been hosting our IHRL students for their annual Summer School.
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The Influences of the Dominican Order in the Middle Ages

Monday 22nd June 2015

10th-12th September, 2015; Taylor Institution, Blackfriars and Lincoln College, Oxford

The interdisciplinary conference examined the influences of medieval Dominicans. For the full programme and details, visit:

From its modest foundations in 1216, the Dominican Order grew rapidly in the first century of its existence, establishing itself across Europe as a learned Order of Preachers. This interdisciplinary conference will explore the influences of the Dominican Order on all aspects of medieval life, encompassing the large-scale influences of the Order and the legacy of its prominent figures, as well as the impact that the Order had on those that came into contact with it.

The programme will feature papers on the Dominican influence in England, Northern Europe, Italy, Eastern Europe, and the Byzantine world; the influence of Friars on other movements and communities; Dominican influence on architecture, art, books, music and liturgy; and influential Dominican philosophers and theologians. The keynote paper will be delivered by Mary Rouse, on 'The Vital Impact of the Dominicans on Books at the University of Paris, 1217-1350'. In addition, the conference will include a walking tour of medieval Oxford, and a concert of music that can be associated with the Dominican Order.

For any enquiries, please contact Eleanor Girard:
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Fr Brian Pierce OP: 'He Heard their Voice: Archbishop Romero - Mystic and Prophet': Lecture - 25th March 2015

Fr Brian Pierce OP: He Heard their Voice: Archbishop Romero - Mystic and Prophet: Lecture - 25th March 2015Monday 16th March 2015

Romero Week Lecture at the Las Casas Institute, Blackfriars Hall
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Rowing success for Blackfriars students!

Rowing success for Blackfriars students!Monday 16th March 2015

Both male and female students at Blackfriars Hall have been rowing since arriving at the Hall and have achieved Blades.
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Blackfriars students graduate

Blackfriars students graduateTuesday 10th March 2015

On Saturday 7th March, two Blackfriars alumni attended their graduation ceremony, and one graduated in absentia.
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Aquinas Lecture 2015

Aquinas Lecture 2015Wednesday 25th February 2015

The annual Aquinas Lecture was delivered on Tuesday 27th January, 2015, the eve of St. Thomas’ Feast, by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., Director of the Thomistic Institute, Washington D.C.
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Dominican Jubilee Scholarship

Tuesday 27th January 2015

Dominican Jubilee Scholarship (for a second undergraduate degree in Theology and Religion, Philosophy and Theology, or Theology and Oriental Studies)
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Visiting Research Scholar

Tuesday 27th January 2015

Blackfriars Hall is delighted to welcome Dr Barbara Walters, of the Catholic University of New York, for a six-month sabbatical at the Hall. Dr Walters is one of the authors of 'The Feast of Corpus Christi' and will spend her time in Oxford working on a study of historical and sociological aspects of the Eucharist.
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Newman Lecture 2015

Monday 5th January 2015

This year's Newman Lecture will be held on Friday 6th March 2015 at 5pm in the auditorium of Pembroke College.
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Monday 5th January 2015

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Inculturation Conference on 29th November

Inculturation Conference on 29th NovemberWednesday 3rd December 2014

On Saturday, Nov 29th, the Las Casas Institute hosted a conference - The strategies of inculturation – at Blackfriars Hall.
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Blackfriars students in boating victory!

Blackfriars students in boating victory!Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Three Blackfriars Hall students rowed to victory in the final of the Christ Church Regatta.
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Prof James Arthur OBE

Blackfriars Research fellow receives honour.

21st Nov
New Research Fellows appointed

Two new Research Fellows have recently been appointed.

3rd Nov

Congratulations to our most recent graduates!

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