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Fr Thomas Joseph White OP is new Rector of the Angelicum

Blackfriars is delighted to hear of the appointment of Fr Thomas Joseph White OP, as the new Rector Magnificus of the Pontifical University of St Thomas (the ‘Angelicum’) in Rome. Fr Thomas Joseph first got to know Blackfriars, Oxford, when he was an MPhil and DPhil student in Theology at the University of Oxford; and he...

Dominicans and Jesuits Collaborate on New Senior Appointment

The American-born Dr Daniel D. De Haan has been named as the first Frederick Copleston Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow. This senior post is the result of an exciting new collaboration between Blackfriars and Campion Hall, Oxford: two academic communities run by the Dominican and Jesuit Orders respectively. The new postholder will focus on Philosophy...

Hugo Slim to join the Las Casas Institute for Social Justice

Blackfriars Hall is delighted to announce that Dr Hugo Slim will be joining the Las Casas Institute for Social Justice in July as a Senior Research Fellow. Hugo will build a new research programme at the Institute to examine how religious commitments to social justice support communities living through violence and climate risk. The research...

Fr Robert Gay, OP Re-elected as prior

On Friday the Dominican community at Blackfriars met together in Chapter to elect a prior, and re-elected Fr Robert Gay, OP for another three-year term. Part of the tradition of the Order of Preachers is its communitarian form of government, where each of the brothers takes on responsibility for the organisation of and decisions about...

Seminar Series on the Common Good

Prof Ryan Meade, Aquinas Institute Research Fellow, has set up the “Common Good Project” under the Faculty of Law, cosponsored by the Aquinas Institute, to foster discussion on the relationship between law and the common good. The Project begins with weekly conversations in which legal theorists, philosophers, policy makers and economists explore the common good...

Happy Easter from Blackfriars

Alleluia, Christ is Risen! The prior and community would like to wish all of you, whether you join us in person or online for our liturgies, a very happy Easter. May the light of the Risen Lord shine through our troubles and anxieties, to bring us grace and peace. Prayers and thanks We continue to...

Holy Week & Easter 2021

join the dominican community as they celebrate holy week and easter. Because of the ongoing pandemic, all of the liturgies of the Sacred Paschal Triduum will happen behind closed doors, but livestreamed to those who follow us for Mass, both in Oxford and further afield. palm sunday Vigil Mass at 6pm, Livestreamed Mass at 9.30am,...

Scholarships at Blackfriars to celebrate 800 years

Blackfriars Hall is offering five awards of £3000 for students who are starting postgraduate courses in the humanities and social sciences in October 2021, as well as the usual annual New Blackfriars’ Scholarship (£1,200). 15th August 2021 is the 800th anniversary of the first foundation of Blackfriars in Oxford, and these awards have been created...

Vacancies: New Academic Posts at Blackfriars Studium

Blackfriars is delighted to announce four new teaching and research posts in our Studium. Blackfriars Studium trains members of religious orders and congregations for priesthood in the Catholic Church. It is based at Blackfriars Priory in Oxford and run by the Order of Preachers (Dominicans).  Applications for these posts are to be submitted by 12noon...

New Director for Aquinas Institute

After seven years as Director of the Aquinas Institute, Fr Richard Conrad, OP, has retired to allow more time for research and teaching. During Fr Richard’s tenure as Director, and building on the work of the previous Directors, the Institute has grown in prominence and importance as an internationally-renowned centre for research in Thomistic philosophy...