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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...

A Timely Conference on ‘Truth Telling and Politics’

The Las Casas Institute at Blackfriars recently held a day-long conference on the perennial theme – but especially relevant in 2016 – of truth-telling in the world of politics. Blackfriars alumnus...

News from the SCR – Michaelmas 2016

Among the Regent’s numerous academic activities during Michaelmas Term was his attendance at the Sapientia Day: The Heart of Revelation, A Dominican Perspective, which took place in Budapest and was...

Students Enjoy Halloween Formal Hall

Blackfriars Hall – Halloween Formal Hall at St. Cross College Mehmet Ciftci, JCR President, writes: Continuing Blackfriars’ newly-begun tradition, some 26 JCR members donned their gowns on Thursday, 3 November,...

Blackfriars Honorary Fellow Appointed Cardinal

On Sunday 9th October, Pope Francis appointed His Excellency The Most Reverend Joseph Tobin CSsR, Archbishop of Indianapolis, as one of seventeen new Cardinals. Archbishop Joseph, who was born in...

Blackfriars Alumni Event 2016 – a joyful gathering

Blackfriars alumni and their guests assembled on Saturday 17 September for a very enjoyable dinner in the Refectory of the priory. Most of the Oxford-based friars joined our guests, and...

The Humane Philosophy Project at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford

Dr Mikolaj Slawkowski-Rode tells us of an important new initiative which he co-founded. Main image: Ralph Weir and Mikolaj Slawkowski-Rode, HPP founders. The Humane Philosophy Project (HPP) is an international...

Blackfriars’ Senior Research Fellow Prof Roger Scruton awarded Knighthood

Congratulations to Prof Roger Scruton on his Knighthood. A Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Professor Roger Scruton was awarded his Knighthood in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours 2016. He...

Alumni Profile – Delia Gallagher (1989-1996)

Blackfriars Hall graduate Delia Gallagher is CNN’s Vatican Correspondent in Rome. She reflects on her time in Oxford. I believe ours was the first class to graduate from Blackfriars Permanent Private...

News from the JCR/MCR – Edward David, Junior Dean

Edward A. David (pictured at left) is a DPhil Candidate (Christian Ethics) and Junior Dean at Blackfriars Hall, with a role at the Saïd Business School. He fills us in...