Studying Aquinas Today for Tomorrow’s World
Our Institute has been promoting knowledge of Thomas Aquinas’ teaching and his legacy, and research into his ideas and their contemporary value, since 2004.
Fostering the Exchange of Ideas
Located in the University of Oxford, we help introduce Aquinas to new scholars in various disciplines, and contribute to the exchange of ideas in this world-class University by bringing international scholars to speak at our events or to carry out research.
Our seminar series and colloquia foster a research community, and, often in collaboration with other academic groups, we engage in outreach, especially to young people.
EVENTS IN 2021
The 2021 Aquinas Lecture will be given online by Professor Mark Wynn on ‘Christian narratives and the well-lived life: Thomistic reflections.’ Thursday 28 January, 5.00 pm. Registration (free) is required.
The 2021 Seminar Series will be on the theme: ‘De Magistro: Aquinas and the Education of the Whole Person.’ 4.30-6.00 pm on four Thursdays in Hilary Term and four Thursdays in Trinity Term. The Hilary Term seminars will be held online. Registration (free) is required for each.
The 2021 and 2022 Aquinas Colloquia celebrate the 8th Centenary of the English Dominican Province and the Centenary of the current Oxford Blackfriars. ‘The English Dominican Province and Thomism, Part I: the 20th Century’ will be held on Saturday 22nd May, 2021, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.
A Day Conference on ‘The Philosophy of Herbert McCabe, OP’ will be held on Wednesday 14th July 2021, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm, observing the 20th anniversary of Herbert’s death.
Other lectures and seminars in Trinity Term will be announced later.
What is the aquinas institute?
A short video explaining the work of the Aquinas Institute and its role with Blackfriars.
Catch up with past lectures
Many of the lectures sponsored by the Aquinas Institute are available on our SoundCloud account.