Campion Hall

Fr Sumeth Perera SJ in his lab
We congratulate Fr Sumeth Perera SJ who has been awarded a distinguished Oxford doctorate in genetics. Fr Perera, who is a member of the Sri Lanka Province, has been studying in Britain since 2012, first for an MRes in Biochemistry at Imperial College London, and then at Campion Hall Oxford for doctoral studies focussing on cancer research.“Cancer treatments are becoming increasingly sophisticated,” he explains, “but there are still major gaps in our understanding of how treatments work...
Edmund Campion and Evelyn Waugh
How did the patron saint of the Jesuits in Britain, who was martyred on 1 December 1581, transform the life of one England’s most celebrated authors nearly 400 years later? Gerard Kilroy, the co-editor of a new edition of Evelyn Waugh's Edmund Campion, describes the motivations behind and evolution of Waugh’s ‘work of imaginative literature’.  Thomas More and John Fisher were canonised by Pope Pius XI on 19 May 1935; in the same month, Evelyn Waugh finished writing his gripping...
I was brought up in a solid Catholic family and spent some years in the strange environment of a ‘junior seminary’ preparing to be a diocesan priest. After leaving the seminary at the age of eighteen, I gradually slipped away from the Church.It was too late to apply to university: instead, I worked for some years in banking. Aged 22, I had fortunate opportunity of transferring to an international bank, working for 15 months in Ghana. Relatively quick promotion convinced me that banking, at any...