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Aquinas Institute Collaboration

The director of the Aquinas Institute, Fr Richard Conrad, OP, has, along with some of the other brethren based in Oxford, worked on a collaboration with iAquinas to produce some introductory videos on St Thomas. The first ten of these have now been released focusing on the Prima Secundae, on questions of habit and virtues....

New Aquinas Institute Podcast

Aquinas Institute · Podcast 1 – How Does the Resurrection Save Us? Lockdown Podcasts Although Trinity Term is a quiet term for the Aquinas Institute, this is a term like no other. This term the Aquinas Institute be offering a small series podcasts on St Thomas and on other theological topics more generally to help...

Aquinas Colloquium

On Saturday the Aquinas Institute hosted its annual Aquinas Colloquium, this year entitled From Aristotle & Aquinas to Evolution, Quantum Mechanics and Neuroscience. Participants from a range of backgrounds came to hear papers from Prof William Carroll; Dr Stephen Boulter; Prof Robert Koons; and Dr Daniel De Haan. Recordings of the lectures are available on...

Fr Simon Gaine, OP Named to New Pinckaers Chair

Fr Simon Francis Gaine, O.P., former Regent of Blackfriars, has been appointed to the new Pinckaers Chair in Theological Anthropology and Ethics, at the Angelicum beginning in the academic year 2020-2021. Named after the noted Dominican moral theologian Fr Servais-Théodore Pinckaers, O.P., known for his renewal of a theological and Christological approach to Christian virtue...

Former Regent gives Aquinas Lecture

Fr Simon Gaine, OP, the former Regent of Blackfriars gave the annual Thomistic Circles Aquinas Lecture in Washington, D.C. on 30 January. He spoke on questions about human origins and Christ’s sacrifice. Fr Simon gave the lecture at the Dominican House of Studies, a similar kind of institution to the Hall and Studium here in...

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...

Biblical Thomism Conference

The Aquinas Institute were pleased to host speakers for an event focusing on Biblical Thomism on Saturday 1 June. The event was made possible with the help of Prof Piotr Roszak and Dr Jörgen Vijgen of Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun. Audio of the conference papers can be found below.

Special Lecture at Blackfriars

The Aquinas Institute were pleased to welcome Prof Timothy Pawl to Blackfriars to speak on St Thomas Aquinas’ theology of the Incarnation. You can listen to the audio of the lecture on the Aquinas Institute SoundCloud.

2019 Aquinas Colloquium

20190302_ColloquiumAquinas Colloquium: Aquinas & The Development of Law On 2 March the Aquinas Institute hosted the annual Aquinas Colloquium, this year entitled Aquinas and the Development of Law. The event was made possible by the generous help of Prof. Ryan Meade, visiting scholar at the Aquinas Institute this year, and who also gave a paper at the...