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Archbishop Anthony Fisher visits Blackfriars

His Excellency, The Most Reverend Anthony Fisher O.P., Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, recently paid a brief visit to Blackfriars Oxford. He recalled fond memories of living at Blackfriars during the early 1990’s, when he completed an Oxford  DPhil in Bioethics. Archbishop Anthony met with the Regent and Vice-Regent (pictured) who were able to bring him up...

Alumni Events in North America 2019

Alumni of Oxford University who are living in north America can enjoy the following events in Boston, Toronto and Washington, DC, in April 2019 Wednesday 10 April: Boston, MA Drinks reception for alumni and friends of the University with the Vice-Chancellor, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The Omni Parker House 60 School Street Boston, MA...

Alumni Profile – Thomas Reilly (2008-2012)

How did you come to study at Blackfriars, Oxford? I first encountered Blackfriars when I took part in the Visiting Student Program for my Junior Year at Providence College, Rhode Island, USA.  I studied Classics, and there really was no better place to be than Blackfriars, particularly considering its close proximity to the Sackler Library!...

Alumni Weekend Report

Our alumni weekend this year welcomed the distinguished Theologian of the Papal Household, Rev Dr Wojciech Giertych OP, who gave a lecture in the afternoon and an after-dinner speech for Blackfriars alumni in the evening. The Humility of Faith and the Dignity of Reason The afternoon lecture was Blackfriars’ contribution to the wider Oxford Alumni...

Thank you! The 2018 Hardship Fund Appeal Results are in

A huge thank-you to all those who contributed generously to our first ever annual appeal! It means we can offer a greater level of support to Blackfriars students who are experiencing financial pressures. Pictured above are members of the Blackfriars JCR/MCR expressing their thanks for your support. £ 1,718 raised this year  Around half of...

Alumni Profile – Brenden Thompson (2014-2016)

Recent Blackfriars alumnus Brenden Thompson talks of his time at Blackfriars and how it has been (and continues to be) a profound influence on his life. 1. How did you come to study at Blackfriars, Oxford? I love studying theology. My background was originally in youth ministry and began my life of study by completing...

Alumni Weekend in Rome – March 2018

Booking for the upcoming Alumni Weekend in Rome is now open. Events include numerous options of city tours. Saturday will begin with the Vice-Chancellor’s Address and Q&A and ends with Gala Dinner and Reception in the evening. Brunch at the Ambassador’s Residence on Sunday Full programme available on Oxford Alumni website. To book your place,...

Alumni Event 2017 Report with Pictures

A packed lecture on the Second Coming, and a delightful alumni dinner. Blackfriars participated once again in the Oxford University alumni weekend, a packed three days of varied and intriguing talks and cultural activities for former Oxford students. On Saturday afternoon, Fr Richard Ounsworth OP delivered an entertaining and thought-provoking explanation, to alumni from across...

Goodies for the Leavers

We sadly bid farewell to our 2017 leavers, but send them on their way with a little gift. For the first time ever, Oxford University alumni cards were given out within each college or hall, so we in the Alumni and Development Office used the opportunity to say a proper farewell to each leaver and...

2017 Oxford in North America Events

Good news for any of our alumni who matriculated through Oxford University: there will be three alumni events organised by the University this April in Los Angeles, Palo Alto (Silicon Valley) and New York. Some invitations have already been sent out directly from the University. Tuesday 4 April, Los Angeles, CA Drinks reception for all...