Campion Hall

As we enter the most solemn days in the Christian calendar, the Jesuits in Oxford are using art to reflect on Christ’s Passion and Resurrection.Tomorrow (Maundy Thursday), Dr James Hanvey SJ, the Master of Campion Hall, Oxford, will be reflecting on the Instruments of the Passion as represented in the art of Roy De Maestre, as part of the Artistic Pilgrimage through Holy Week entitled From Darkness into Light.De Mastre exhibited with the Royal Academy of Arts from 1951 and was represented in...
Ten Jesuits from seven Jesuit provinces are due to be ordained deacons on Saturday at 2pm. Yesterday (1 February), they made their Profession of Faith at Campion Hall in Oxford, as part of three days of prayer and preparation for their ordinations (a Triduum), led by the Master of Campion Hall, Dr James Hanvey SJ.The Jesuits who are being ordained to the diaconate at the weekend have been studying in Britain and come from three continents.  Eight of the men are from India: Deepak...
Campion Hall, the Jesuit Permanent Private Hall of Oxford University, is hosting another social event for alumni of Jesuit schools and colleges currently studying at Oxford.  Previous events have been very well-attended and provide a welcome opportunity for alumni from the UK and around the world to meet and build the Jesuit family network. Next week's event will be in the evening and will start with a  talk by Fr Sumeth Perera SJ, a member of the Campion Hall community, on his...
Dr Lisa Sowle Cahill (picture left), the internationally distinguished American moral theologian and ethicist, will deliver the annual Newman Lecture at Pembroke College in Oxford in March. Her lecture will be on Marriage and the family and the upcoming Synod.  The Newman Lecture is sponsored in turn by Campion Hall, St Benet’s Hall and Blackfriars.After graduating as a theologian from the Jesuit University of Santa Clara, Dr Sowle Cahill proceeded to the University of Chicago...
Three former headmasters of St Aloysius College in Glasgow met up in Oxford recently at the Heads of Religious Education Conference which was organised by the Jesuit Institute.John Stoer, who until last year was the college’s first lay Head, caught up with members of the Aloysian community studying at Oxford University and his predecessors, Fr Adrian Porter SJ and Fr James Hanvey SJ.Mr Stoer himself is currently studying for a PhD. He met with a group of Old Aloysians in an Oxford pub...
James Hanvey joined the Jesuits in 1975 and was ordained in 1983. He began work for his doctorate in Trinitarian Theology in 1985 under the supervision of Rowan Williams.  He was Headmaster of St Aloysius’ College Glasgow.  He went on to be visiting scholar at Weston Jesuit Theological School, Cambridge Mass USA and returned to be head of Theology at Heythrop College. In 2004 Dr. Hanvey helped to found The Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public Life and became its director...
A Jesuit studying at Oxford University has been awarded the runner-up prize for the Peter Beaconsfield Prize in Physiological Sciences, 2014. Fr Sumeth Perera SJ from Sri Lanka is in the second year of his DPhil. A member of the Campion Hall Community, he is reading for his doctorate in Genetics at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG), working in the Goberdhan and Wilson laboratories.The Peter Beaconsfield Prize, which is open to postgraduate students in Physiological...
Martin D’Arcy was born in Bath in 1888.  Educated at Stonyhurst, he became a Jesuit in 1906.  He joined Pope’s Hall in Oxford  (which later became Campion Hall) in 1912 and enjoyed considerable academic success .  He taught at Jesuit schools before returning to Oxford, becoming Master in 1933. During this period Campion Hall was built on the current Brewer St site.  D’Arcy, unimpressed by the original plans, persuaded Sir Edmund Lutyens to design a...
The Way is an international quarterly journal of contemporary Christian spirituality, published by the Jesuits in Britain.  Through writing informed by critical and creative scholarship, it aims to provide a forum in which thoughtful Christians, from different walks of life and different traditions, reflect on God’s continuing action in human experience.Among particular concerns of The Way are:the role of spirituality in the struggle for justicethe spiritual issues raised by intercultural...
  Video of Rev'd James Hanvey, SJ Intro Media Folder: Media RootCampion Hall is part of the University of Oxford, one of six 'Permanent Private Halls'. Each of these Halls and the University’s 37 Colleges provide a social and academic community with its own particular style and traditions for members of the wider University. Campion Hall is also the Jesuit Community in Oxford. It was founded in 1896 as a house of studies, intended mainly for members of the Society of Jesus...

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