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Hugo Slim to join the Las Casas Institute for Social Justice

Blackfriars Hall is delighted to announce that Dr Hugo Slim will be joining the Las Casas Institute for Social Justice in July as a Senior Research Fellow. Hugo will build a new research programme at the Institute to examine how religious commitments to social justice support communities living through violence and climate risk. The research...

Christian Shakespeare: Question Mark – in Lockdown

It seems a life-time away, but in a pre-social-distancing-era we held our last talk of Hilary Term 2020, which included a round-table discussion and a lecture by the Right Revd Dr Rowan Williams (Magdalene College, Cambridge). As such, we’re delighted to share with you the videos from that event. Round-table discussion video with speakers from...

Christian Shakespeare: Question Mark – the story so far!

For this academic year (2019-20), the Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, in collaboration with Georgetown University, has been holding a series of talks on ‘Christian Shakespeare: Question Mark’ as part of The Future of the Humanities Project and The Humanities Initiative. The Senior Dean of Blackfriars Professor Michael Scott is the convenor of the series together with...

Blackfriars Alumnus Recognised in Queen’s New Year Honours List

Dr Ramesh Pattni was awarded the OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for services to interfaith relations and the Hindu community in the UK. Ramesh first came up to Blackfriars in 2010 for his MSt in Religious Studies and stayed on to take a DPhil in Theology, which he completed in 2016. On hearing the...

Professor Sir Roger Scruton RIP

We are deeply saddened to hear that Professor Roger Scruton has passed away. He was a fellow of Blackfriars Hall and has been a great supporter and friend of Blackfriars for many years. Our students benefited from his inspiring teaching and his many contributions to colloquia and seminars over the years. He will be deeply...

New Junior Research Fellow position

The Las Casas Institute is delighted to announce that funding has been secured from charitable sources for a part-time Junior Research Fellow in Economics as a Moral Science. This ground breaking project, led by Prof Peter Rona, has already resulted in international symposia, papers from which he has edited for publication by Springer. The Junior...

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...

In the marketplace of ideas

Dr Hadas comments on the Vatican asking the right financial questions. The article can be found here.

Lights and Shadows of Modern Labour

Dr Edward Hadas writes on the Lights and Shadows of Modern Labour.

Fr Richard Finn visits St Michael’s Catholic High School in Watford

The director of the Institute, Fr Richard Finn celebrated mass and gave a talk on catholic social teaching at St Michael’s Catholic High School Watford on 27th February. In the picture are Head Teacher, Mr Eddie Conway and chaplain, Fr Terkura Igbe.