Societies and Activities
Blackfriars Hall students and the JCR (Joint Common Room) participate in and run a number of activities both in the Hall and the wider University, and in the local community.
Companions of the order of Malta
This is a student charity for the marginalised within the community. The group works together with various local Catholic and Anglican churches, and some of the students at Blackfriars help organise the core work, including a sandwich run for the homeless in Oxford, which takes place on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and a breakfast run on a Tuesday and Thursday morning. Contact: Br Albert Robertson OP.
The Schola Magna sings at Mass and Vespers on Sunday evenings in Blackfriars twice a month and for major feasts. Our repertoire of polyphonic motets and Gregorian chant brings together Hall students, Dominican friars, and experienced musicians from the Blackfriars congregation. For more information, contact the House Cantor, Rev Dr Richard Ounsworth OP or the Choral Director, Michael Wee.
The group runs social and speaker events throughout the year, including the popular Trinity Term cream tea.
JCR Committee and Events
The JCR Committee organises a range of activities.
Graduate students and Hall Fellows (the Senior Common Room, SCR) combine for academic and social events each term.
University Clubs and Societies
The annual Freshers Fair is a good time to find out what’s available.