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Campion Hall celebrated the book launch of Gavin Flood's Religion and the Philosophy of Life (Oxford University Press. 2019) on 30th April.Friends, colleagues, and students gathered in the sun to mark the release of this exciting new work, which "reveals how religion as the source of civilization transforms the fundamental bio-sociology of humans through language and the somatic exploration of religious ritual and prayer", as described on the publisher's website.The book, which deals with...
The Laudato Si’ Research Institute is a new ministry of the Jesuits in Britain based at Campion Hall, a permanent private hall of the University of Oxford.The Institute will take forward Pope Francis’ radical vision in his encyclical letter Laudato Si’ and will foster interdisciplinary research and dialogue between theology, philosophy, theological ethics and the social and natural sciences on integral ecology, including integral human development.The appointment of Professor Celia Deane-...
Campion Hall was pleased to unveil a new portrait by Benjamin Sullivan, the noted artist, on the 23rd December. Sullivan's other works in Oxford include the celebrated 'All Souls Triptych', and beyond Oxford his work has been regularly exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy.Sullivan is the recipient of several prestigious prizes, such as the BP Portrait Award and the Carroll Foundation Award. Among his most recent subjects is Her Majesty the Queen, in a well-received...
The new Laudato Si’ Research Institute (LSRI) to be housed at Campion Hall intends to provide a research platform for projects relevant to the profound agenda set out in Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’, released in June 2015.This encyclical, sub-titled ‘On Care for Our Common Home’, puts ecological and social justice right at the heart of Catholic faith and practice. Laudato Si’ has already made significant impact, not only on the life of the church, but in scholarly communities across...
 1654 edition of the Kristapurana
English Jesuit Thomas Stephens SJ has been the subject of a BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature documentary. Professor Nandini Das, scholar of early travels and voyages of exploration, tracks the life of the author of the Kristapurana, a forgotten jewel of Anglo-Indian contact, in the hour-long radio piece first broadcast on Sunday 18th November.With Protestantism taking over the country during the reign of Elizabeth I, Thomas Stephens SJ fled Britain, finding refuge first in Rome where he entered the...
Michael Shen Fuzong by Sir Godfrey Kneller © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Nick Austin SJ and Frank Turner SJ were guests at a recent dinner at St Hugh’s College in Oxford, marking the opening of an exhibition about the life of Michael Shen Fu-Tsung, described as “the first Chinese visitor to Oxford”.Shen, a highly educated convert to Catholicism, was brought to Europe by a Walloon Jesuit, Philippe Couplet, a noted scholar of Confucian philosophy and Procurator of the China Jesuit Missions, in 1682, as part of a campaign to gain support for the Jesuit missions in...
Heythrop Collection of over 250,000 titles to be listed online and available at Senate House Library following Heythrop College Closure.Heythrop College Library will be closing after the end of the academic year 2017-2018. The collection of over 250,000 volumes of books and bound volumes of periodicals, widely regarded as one of the finest collections of theology and philosophy in the UK, will continue to be made accessible onsite – many discoverable online for the first time - to readers...
The Jesuits in Britain are pleased to announce that a new research institute called the Laudato Si’ Institute (LSI) is being established at Campion Hall, the Jesuit permanent private hall of the University of Oxford. The LSI will be established during the academic year 2018-2019 and will formally open in September 2019.The aim of the Laudato Si’ Institute is to foster interdisciplinary research arising out of the intellectual challenges presented most vividly in Pope Francis’ encyclical letter...
Campion Hall, University of Oxford in association with Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford and Jesuit Refugee Service International, Rome, has announced the Pedro Arrupe Research Fellowship in Forced Migration.This exciting new two-year Fellowship is a collaboration between Campion Hall, the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), and Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) International. The Fellow will design an independent academic research programme relating to forced migration to be undertaken over...
Connecting Ecologies Group
Calling for a concerted effort occurs regularly in simple situations like competing in a tug-of-war contest or moving a piano. Recently, at Campion Hall the exhortation was issued on a much larger, literally cosmic, scale in the interdisciplinary Symposium devoted to the topic of ‘Connecting Ecologies’.The Symposium was held from 6-9 December 2017 and involved some forty scholars and experts from several countries who devoted their widespread learning and varied experience to seeking a shared...

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