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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....

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 ...

2021 Appeal – Target achieved!

We are delighted to announce that our goal of £31,250 has been reached, doubled by our benefactor’s matched funding to £62,500! On behalf of the scholars who will benefit from your generosity, thanks so much to all who donated! While the matched funding has now been used up, we welcome any further donations for scholarships...

Jubilee Appeal: Support Our Scholars!

Blackfriars Hall attracts many outstanding students who want to pursue studies here – studies that can unlock their potential to do good in the world! Yet there are many who have to abandon their studies at Blackfriars – or can never begin them – as they struggle to find funding. In this new video, current...

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...

New Director for Aquinas Institute

After seven years as Director of the Aquinas Institute, Fr Richard Conrad, OP, has retired to allow more time for research and teaching. During Fr Richard’s tenure as Director, and building on the work of the previous Directors, the Institute has grown in prominence and importance as an internationally-renowned centre for research in Thomistic philosophy...

‘New Blackfriars’ Scholarship Winner Announced

Many congratulations to April Wu, winner of the New Blackfriars Scholarship for 2020. April joins Blackfriars as a MSc student in Social Anthropology. She holds a first-class BA in Music from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and her undergraduate dissertation explores the music of late Schubert in light of Husserlian phenomenology, temporality, and early 19th-century aesthetics. April’s...