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Book Launch

On Wednesday the Blackfriars community joined together to celebrate the publication of Fr Timothy Radcliffe’s new book Alive in God. A Christian Imagination. You can find out more from the report made by one of the student brothers on Godzdgodz, the blog of the Student Brothers of the English Province. Read more >>>  

New Building: First students move in

Our builders and staff managed just in time to complete and equip the new apartment at the top of Blackfriars’ new annexe building. The first students have now moved in. Perfect for students This apartment is now providing a home for four students, with en-suite bathrooms and a shared kitchen / diner. Sliding doors open...

Alumni Events 2019: Report with Photos

Blackfriars once again saw a strong turnout for its two annual alumni events on 20th and 21st September. Lecture: Newman the Writer Blackfriars fellow Fr Ian Ker braved a car breakdown to regale around 70 alumni from across the University with a selection of passages from Cardinal John Henry Newman, illustrating Newman’s often overlooked abilities...

Blackwells Scholarship 2019 Winner Announced

Congratulations to Jennifer Brown, the winner of Blackwells Scholarship 2019. Jennifer Brown is joining Blackfriars as a DPhil candidate, researching Theology and Religion. She received a PGDip in Theology from Oxford in 2017, studying Philosophy of Religion, Buddhist Philosophy, and Science and Religion; with a culminating examination paper on the metaphysical basis of cognition. This...

Ordinations of Toby Lees and Luke Doherty

Our brother Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP (Liverpool) conducted the ordinations of Brs Toby and Luke on Saturday 7 September 2019 at St Dominic’s Priory in north London (the Rosary Shrine). The church was packed full of family, friends and supporters of the friars, including groups who came down from Leicester and Oxford to celebrate with...

DYM Summer School 2019

Fr Nicholas Crowe OP once again led the Dominican Youth Movement Aquinas Study Week, generously supported by the Aquinas Institute (Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University) at Buckfast Abbey in Devon. He reports: “Our study week was our biggest ever with thirty young adults coming together to study the theology of St Thomas Aquinas in the beautiful surroundings of...

Congratulations to Br Albert, solemnly professed today

Br Albert Robertson OP made his solemn vows today in the hands of Fr Martin Ganeri OP, Prior Provincial, at Blackfriars, Oxford. Please remember Br Albert and all the friars in your prayers!  

Congratulations to Blackfriars Graduates

Blackfriars Hall extends its congratulations to our new graduates. The graduation ceremony took place on Saturday 3 August at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, followed by celebrations at Blackfriars Priory.  

First Class Honours for Dominican Jubilee Scholar

Dominican Jubilee Scholar John Shinkwin, who completed a second BA in Theology and Oriental Studies at Blackfriars Hall in June, has graduated from the University of Oxford with First Class Honours and has been awarded the James Mew Senior Prize for an outstanding performance in Arabic language. His dissertation was on reason and revelation in...

First Scovil Scholarship Winner Announced

Congratulations to Liam McDonnell Blackfriars Hall and the Faculty of Theology and Religion at Oxford University are very pleased to announce the first recipient of the new Scovil Scholarship. Understanding the Medieval Mind Liam McDonnell has been studying for an MSt in Medieval Studies at Blackfriars in the academic year 2018–19. His dissertation was on...