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Hall Societies and Activities

Hall students and the JCR (Joint Common Room) participate in and run a number of activities both in the Hall and the wider university, and local community.

These include:

Companions of Malta 

This is a student charity for the marginalised within the community.  The group works together with various local Catholic and Anglican churches, and some of the students at Blackfriars help organise the core work, including a soup-run for thehomeless in Oxford, which takes place twice weekly from the Hall.

Church Schola

The Schola Magna sings at Mass and Vespers on Sunday evenings twice a month and for major feasts. Our repertoire of polyphonic motets and Gregorian chant brings together Hall students, Dominican friars, and experienced musicians from the Blackfriars congregation. For more information, contact the House Cantor, Fr Matthew Jarvis, or the Organist and Choral Director, Mr Hamish Dustagheer.

 Running Team 

The Hall plans to field teams in cuppers, Teddy Hall relays and the Town and Gown 10k. this coming academic year.


Although Blackfriars Hall does not have its own boat club, our students take to the river with with St Benet's Hall and Regent's Park College.

Women's Group 

The group runs social and speaker events throughout the year, including the popular Trinity Term cream tea.

JCR Committee and Events 

The JCR Committee organises a range of activities.

MCR-SCR Events 

Graduate students and Hall Fellows (the Senior Common Room, SCR) combine for academic and social events each term.

Hall students are also involved in events run by the Hall's Las Casas and Aquinas Institutes, and the Anscombe Bioethics Centre

University Clubs and Societies 

The annual Freshers Fair is a good time to find out what's available.

News & Events

25th Jun
Anscombe Memorial Lecture 2018

'Ethical Issues in Psychiatric Diagnosis' - July 2018, 4.30pm

24th Apr
'Did the Saviour See the Father?'

Fr. Simon Gaine's book, now out in paperback.

4th Mar
Br Joseph's Solemn Vows

Please pray for our brother, Joseph Bailham, OP, who made Solemn Profession last Friday here in Oxford.

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