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New Blackfriars – Special Jubilee Issue

To mark the 800th anniversary of the arrival of Dominican friars in England, the September 2021 issue of New Blackfriars will be a special one dealing with various aspects of the life, history, and thought of English Dominicans. The contents of the issue are as follows. Brian Davies OP – Introduction Timothy Radcliffe OP –...

Blackfriars’ 800th Birthday

On 15th August, we will be celebrating exactly 800 years since the foundation of the first Oxford priory in 1221, and 100 years since the foundation of the current priory! As a central focus for the various events happening around our Province to celebrate this Jubilee Year (running till summer 2022), we have set up...

Moving out of Lockdown

At the Chapter meeting the community discussed the implementation of the latest guidelines from the bishops about Liturgy during this phase of the pandemic. We have decided to move fairly cautiously because of requests to maintain some social distancing and mask wearing, and also because of the size of the church. The first thing you...

Widening Horizons

The Aquinas Institute has been selected to host an exciting new research project.

Friars on TV: Visit to Gloucester Blackfriars

Last week a group of friars were very warmly welcomed to Gloucester to visit the medieval Dominican priory, the most complete that has survived from the Middle Ages in England. We enjoyed the immense hospitality of the local community, and the visit even managed to prompt some media interest from the BBC and ITV. Gloucester...

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...