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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...

New Junior Research Fellow position

The Las Casas Institute is delighted to announce that funding has been secured from charitable sources for a part-time Junior Research Fellow in Economics as a Moral Science. This ground breaking project, led by Prof Peter Rona, has already resulted in international symposia, papers from which he has edited for publication by Springer. The Junior...

Blackfriars To Expand Into New Annexe Building

Pressure of space on the main Blackfriars site in Oxford city centre will be relieved from Autumn 2019 through the creation of new teaching, meeting and office space plus student accommodation in the former RBS building at the north end of St Giles, Oxford. Pressure on Space In medieval times, Blackfriars occupied a large site,...

Garden Party photos

In an otherwise dreary June, the Oxford term ended dry and warm just in time for the Blackfriars garden party. Pimms, strawberries and cream, and good company – what better way to spend a summer afternoon? Leavers were sent on their way with the last of the popular Blackfriars branded bags (something new will be...

Biblical Thomism Conference

The Aquinas Institute were pleased to host speakers for an event focusing on Biblical Thomism on Saturday 1 June. The event was made possible with the help of Prof Piotr Roszak and Dr Jörgen Vijgen of Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun. Audio of the conference papers can be found below.

Special Lecture at Blackfriars

The Aquinas Institute were pleased to welcome Prof Timothy Pawl to Blackfriars to speak on St Thomas Aquinas’ theology of the Incarnation. You can listen to the audio of the lecture on the Aquinas Institute SoundCloud.

Booking opens for Alumni Reunion 2019

Former students at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, or those who studied in the Dominican Studium, are warmly invited to join us for our fourth annual alumni dinner. Spouses, relatives and friends are also very welcome to come with you as your guests. You will be treated to a three-course meal with wine and excellent company in...