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Say it with your life Caritas Westminster
Fr James Hanvey SJ recently spoke at a Westminster Caritas event anticipating the church's first world day of the poor. His talk was entitled 'Say it with your life', and focused on the way Catholic social thinking brings new life to a wounded and broken world. Fr Hanvey talked about 'the magnificent witness of practical hope;' that Caritas and their partners represented.  What is unique about Catholic social teaching is that it's not just abstract thought but rather the interplay...
Campion Hall has announced that it will host 'Connecting Ecologies' in early December. Inspired by the vision of Pope Francis’ recent encyclical Laudato si, it will be different to the usual academic conference. Fr. James Hanvey SJ, Master of Campion Hall describes it as, “a series of events that bring together specialists from different academic and professional backgrounds. The aim is to stimulate dialogue and reflection about an integrated response to environmental change.” The idea was...
Evelyn Waugh
The recognised authority on Edmund Campion, Professor Gerard Kilroy, Senior Research Fellow at Campion Hall, is co-editing a new edition of Evelyn Waugh's Edmund Campion.This was first published in 1935 with the express purpose of raising funds in response to the appeal for the newly-built Campion Hall which had been launched by Fr Martin D'Arcy SJ, who was Master at the time. This new authoritative edition promises to provide a fascinating study of the immense influence that the celebrated...
Campion Hall is indebted to the Friends of the National Libraries for a grant which has made possible the purchase of a small but fascinating archive of notes and drawings by the painter Charles Mahoney (1903 -68).These relate mostly to the murals of the Hall’s Lady Chapel subsidised by Evelyn Waugh and painted by Mahoney in 1942-52 (see issue no. 5); but there is also a sketch in the hand of Sir Edward Lutyens, the Hall’s architect, of an early project for the possible completion of the Hall...
Fr Chris Willcock SJ
Fr Chris Willcock SJ from the Australian province, is joining the community at Campion Hall in Oxford for Michaelmas term as a 'composer in residence'.  Fr Willcock has over 280 numbered works to his name and his music has been performed internationally, over three continents. A recent composition, 'A Gospel Bestiary', taking Andrew Bullen SJ's poem about animals that appear in the gospel, was performed by the Tallis Scholars in both Australia and the UK.Whilst in Oxford, Chris...
One of the Archives’ most frequently asked about collections unsurprisingly belongs to one of the most high-profile English Jesuits of recent times, Fr Martin D’Arcy SJ. Due to the standard closure period of 40 years after the death of a Jesuit for their personal papers, Fr D’Arcy’s papers have finally been fully catalogued and made available to the public.Martin Cyril D'Arcy was born in Bath on 15 June 1888, the fourth and youngest son of a barrister, Martin Valentine D'Arcy and Madoline Mary...
Campion Hall
Last week, on Thursday 15 June, Shared Vision 3 took place at Campion Hall in Oxford.Shared Vision is a programme of formation for teachers and support staff who work in Jesuits schools.Teachers and support staff from the eleven Jesuit schools in the UK, as well as from the Niels Steensens Gymnasium in Copenhagen and Cardinal Griffin Catholic College in Cannock, were invited to learn about the tradition of Jesuit education and the history of the Society of Jesus.All teachers in Jesuit schools...
Meeting of PresCom at Campion Hall
A graduate institutionOne of the major differences between Campion Hall and the larger Colleges of Oxford University is that Campion only has post-graduate students.As a consequence, Campion does not possess a Junior Common Room and all its students belong to the Hall’s Middle Common Room (MCR). This plays a large part in organising the life and the academic and social activities of the Hall as a whole, including its members being allocated house jobs ranging from maintaining the wine cellar...
Emilio Treviso SJ
Emilio Travieso SJ from Florida is studying for a PhD in International Development at Campion Hall Oxford. He recently completed a period of fieldwork in Mexico studying how food systems can be improved. He reports as follows.Despite producing more than enough food, the currently dominant food system, based on an industrial model of production and a market model of distribution, has failed to feed the world’s growing populations. At the same time, it has created new social,...
Fifth century wood carving of Mary
How far back to the social roots of Marian devotion go? On the evening of 25 May (5-6 p.m.) Prof. Thomas Mathews, John Langeloth Loeb Professor Emeritus in the History of Art from New York University, will deliver a special lecture at Campion Hall on the "Dawn of Marian Devotion".Please consider joining for what promises to be a fascinating evening.The attached picture depicts a fifth century wood carving of Mary, believed to be one of the oldest surviving icons of the Virgin. Gabriel's foot...

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