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Former Regent gives Aquinas Lecture

Fr Simon Gaine, OP, the former Regent of Blackfriars gave the annual Thomistic Circles Aquinas Lecture in Washington, D.C. on 30 January. He spoke on questions about human origins and Christ’s sacrifice. Fr Simon gave the lecture at the Dominican House of Studies, a similar kind of institution to the Hall and Studium here in...

Blackfriars Alumnus Recognised in Queen’s New Year Honours List

Dr Ramesh Pattni was awarded the OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for services to interfaith relations and the Hindu community in the UK. Ramesh first came up to Blackfriars in 2010 for his MSt in Religious Studies and stayed on to take a DPhil in Theology, which he completed in 2016. On hearing the...

Candlemas Drinks

The prior and community welcomed members of the congregation for drinks on the Vigil of Candlemas. It was an opportunity for people to find out more about the community and the work of the priory, Hall, and Studium. Tours were organised to take guests to the library, refectory and church to explain a little more...

Congratulations to our DPhil Theology Students

We are delighted to announce the graduation of Drs Edward David and Simon Kopf each of whom was awarded a DPhil in Theology  

Professor Sir Roger Scruton RIP

We are deeply saddened to hear that Professor Roger Scruton has passed away. He was a fellow of Blackfriars Hall and has been a great supporter and friend of Blackfriars for many years. Our students benefited from his inspiring teaching and his many contributions to colloquia and seminars over the years. He will be deeply...

Christmas at Blackfriars – Service Times

Summary of Christmas Liturgies Christmas Eve 4pm – Crib Service 6pm – First Vespers of Christmas 11.30pm – Midnight Mass Christmas Day 8am – Mass (No Lauds.) 9.30am – Family Mass 1.05pm – Midday Office 6pm – Second Vespers of Christmas Boxing day (No Lauds or Morning Mass.) 1.05pm – Midday Office 6.15pm – Mass...

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...