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Blackfriars Garden Party 2022

On the hottest day of the year, Blackfriars marked the end of a thankfully normal Trinity Term with the traditional chilled Pimms, white wine, and strawberries and cream. The occasion was also used to create a new (long overdue!) MCR photo.

Students Dance with the Dinosaurs

On Saturday, May 28th, the MCRs of Blackfriars Hall, Regent’s Park College and the Common Room of St Stephen’s House hosted the first-ever Permanent Private Hall (PPH) Ball. The ball, entitled “Night at the Museum” was held at the Oxford Museum of Natural History. Over 300 students and their guests attended for a night of...

The Newman Lecture: Sir James MacMillan

Yesterday evening, honorary fellow of Blackfriars, Sir James MacMillan, delighted a full hall in Somerville College as he lectured on ‘Music & Some Wider Implications: a Catholic composer’s perspective’. The University’s Chancellor, Lord Patten, chaired the wide-ranging Q&A following the thoughtful and thought-provoking talk. The John Henry Newman Annual Lecture is offe...

Blackfriars Formal Dinner – Photos

Students from Blackfriars MCR enjoyed a wonderful formal dinner this Saturday, prepared by none other than Fr Robert Gay, Prior of the Hall, and Anneli Chambliss Howes, the Bursar. Also present were guests from Queen’s, in the first leg of a formal exchange that will see Blackfriars students dine at the college later this term....

Vice-Regent Fr Bruno Clifton launches new book

Blackfriars’ Vice-Regent, Rev Dr Bruno Clifton OP is launching his new work on the Book of Judges on 17 May, in a hybrid in-person and online event. This recently published monograph, Family and Identity in the Book of Judges, is the product of many years of research that started life as a PhD thesis. The...

Sir James MacMillan to give Newman Lecture 2022

Music & Some Wider Implications: a Catholic composer’s perspective. Is there a moral dimension to the act of composition? And does the work of a composer ever impact on the desire to sustain civic values? Sir James MacMillan is the pre-eminent Scottish composer of his generation, whose compositions include many religious works such asSeven Last...

New Website for Blackfriars Priory & Studium

A parallel website has been launched for Blackfriars Priory (the community of friars) and the Studium (our centre for clergy training), at www.blackfriars.org.uk. This new development allows the website www.bfriars.ox.ac.uk to be fully focussed on Blackfriars Hall, our private hall within Oxford University, making it more straightforward for visitors to find information on admissions, research...

Blackfriars Hall 2022-23 Scholarships Announced

Blackfriars is proud to announce the scholarships on offer for 2022-23 academic year. ‘New Blackfriars Scholarship’ £1,200 open to graduate students in Humanities and Social Sciences starting October 2022. ‘Dominique Pire Scholarship’ £2,500 open to graduate students in Humanities and Social Sciences starting October 2022. ‘Jubilee Scholarship’ two awards offered of £17,000 or ...

Solferino 21

This year is the 160th anniversary of the publication of Henri Dunant’s seminal humanitarian text A Memory of Solferino in 1862. Dunant’s powerful book famously inspired the launch the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the First Geneva Convention of 1864. To mark the anniversary, Hugo Slim, our Senior Research Fellow at the...

Emerging Scholars’ Workshop

Applications are open for the Aquinas Institute's Inaugural Workshop for Emerging Scholars in Spring 2022.