Alumni Profiles

Alumni Profile – Thomas Reilly (2008-2012)

How did you come to study at Blackfriars, Oxford? I first encountered Blackfriars when I took part in the Visiting Student Program for my Junior Year at Providence College, Rhode Island, USA.  I studied Classics, and there really was no better place to be than Blackfriars, particularly considering its close proximity to the Sackler Library!...

Alumni Profile – Brenden Thompson (2014-2016)

Recent Blackfriars alumnus Brenden Thompson talks of his time at Blackfriars and how it has been (and continues to be) a profound influence on his life. 1. How did you come to study at Blackfriars, Oxford? I love studying theology. My background was originally in youth ministry and began my life of study by completing...

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 Hall, way back in 1996. It was my second time at Blackfriars however – I had been an exchange student there in 1989 through a...

Alumni Profile – Philip Clayden (1995-1998)

Philip Clayden read Philosophy & Theology at Blackfriars Hall between 1995 and 1998. Philip is a furniture maker concerned with eco building (visit his website) and is part of the Solid Art museum transformation team; you might remember his Regent’s Throne in the aula! We caught up with him and asked him about his time at...