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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...

Hilary Term Events

The following exciting events are happening in Hilary Term 2019, to which all are welcome. See the Events Calendar for more details. All events take place at Blackfriars. AQUINAS LECTURE Prof William Desmond  will deliver our annual Aquinas Lecture on Weds 23 January at 5.00 pm. His title is ‘Communities of the Metaxu: Interdependence beyond...

Advent Vespers and Party

At the beginning of December Brethren, Fellows, students, staff and friends joined together to celebrate the end of Michaelmas term and the beginning of Advent.   It was also a celebration of our close and friendly community.  Blackfriars welcomes students and scholars from all over the world, with a wide range of personal backgrounds and study/research interests. Our...

Aquinas and Evolution – and Other Exciting Research

Fr Richard Conrad OP, Director of the Aquinas Institute, explains some of the research it currently promotes – aiming to contribute to the conversation between Faith and Science, and commend the Christian concept of human dignity. Some Christians are anxious that the Theory of Evolution offers an alternative to God’s providential design. But Aquinas helps...

Christmas Mass and Office Schedule

The prior and community at Blackfriars wish you all a Merry Christmas. All are most welcome to join us for Holy Mass and the Divine Office over these special days, but please be aware that our service times are not always at the usual times. Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday 23 December Low Mass, 8am;...

Congratulations to Dr. Keith Chappell

Many congratulations to Dr. Keith Chappell,  an Associate of the Las Casas Institute who was awarded his DPhil in Theology on Saturday, 10th November. He combines his research in Christian social thought, with a role as a  Teaching Fellow  in Biological Sciences at the University of Reading In 2011 he co-edited, with Francis Davis the former Director of...

Ordinations in the Netherlands

  Student brothers from the priory travelled to Rotterdam for the ordination of Fr Richard Steenvoorde, OP and Br Stefan Mangnus, OP. Both Fr Richard and Br Stefan completed some of their formation in the priory. Fr Richard completed his STB in the Studium before embarking on an MPhil as a student of the Hall....

Congratulations to our new Graduates

Many congratulations to our students who graduated on a very rainy Saturday. The Regent and fellows wish them all the very best for the future. Ms Paulina Lenik MSt Diplomatic Studies      currently a researcher on the Fatigue Project at UCL Br Isaac Wharton OP MSt Theology   in formation at the Dominican Priory in Oxford Mr Paul...

Blackfriars Hall to Accept Students for Graduate English Degrees

Blackfriars Hall is delighted to announce that it will admit students reading English from 2019–20 entry (i.e. the current admissions cycle). The English Faculty at the University of Oxford is one of the best in the world, and the Regent and fellows of Blackfriars are very much looking forward to welcoming English students into the...