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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...

Celebrating the Dedication of the Priory

Each year on 20 May, the Dominican community celebrates the anniversary of the consecration of the Priory Church. The community arrived back in 1921, seven hundred years after the first Dominicans arrived in Oxford on 15 August 1221. It took eight years to rebuild the priory, and on Friday 17 May 1929, the community of...

Former Cabinet Minister Gives Newman Lecture

On Wednesday 8th May, The Rt Hon Ruth Kelly delivered the 2019 Newman Lecture, ‘Creating change: reflections on government, education and faith’. This annual lecture is offered by the three Catholic Permanent Private Halls of the University, Blackfriars, Campion and St Benet’s Halls. Ms Kelly is Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at St Mary’s...

Holy Week and the Sacred Paschal Triduum

The prior and community of Blackfriars, Oxford invite you to join us for the great days of Holy Week and the Sacred Paschal Triduum. The times of the Liturgy are different from usual, so check here for details.

Formation Meeting at Blackfriars

The prior and community hosted formators from across the English speaking world for their annual meeting to share experiences of formation and plan future collaboration. The Vocations Promoters, Masters of Novices, and Masters of Students from the four American provinces as well as Irish and English provinces met for talks given by the Abbot of...

Lent at Blackfriars

Lent is the time of the Christian year when we seek to turn our lives back to God. For forty days we follow Jesus ‘into the desert’ and seek to walk more closely with him through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Lent culminates with Holy Week and Easter, when we commemorate Jesus’ suffering and death and...

2019 Aquinas Colloquium

20190302_ColloquiumAquinas Colloquium: Aquinas & The Development of Law On 2 March the Aquinas Institute hosted the annual Aquinas Colloquium, this year entitled Aquinas and the Development of Law. The event was made possible by the generous help of Prof. Ryan Meade, visiting scholar at the Aquinas Institute this year, and who also gave a paper at the...