Campion Hall

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...
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...
I’m Brendan Callaghan, currently Superior of the Manchester Jesuit community which looks after the Manchester Universities' Catholic chaplaincy.  Before that I was Novice Master for “the Four Provinces” (Britain, Ireland, Flanders, and the Netherlands) from 2014-2017. From 1980 to 2013 I was working at Heythrop College and Campion Hall, the two University Colleges run by the Jesuits in the Universities of London and Oxford respectively, teaching psychology of religion and holding...
As a young Jesuit I first came to Campion Hall in 1958 to read Greats. Since then, I  studied theology at Heythrop College, out in the country near Chipping Norton as it then was. As soon as I was ordained, I set off for the University of Michigan (on the advice of a couple of my old Greats tutors) to do a doctorate in philosophy and embark on what was to be most of my adult life! By the time I finished at Michigan, Heythrop had become one of the colleges of London University, and I very...

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