Campion Hall Oxford

Each year, the Newman Lecture is offered to the University by Oxford's three Catholic Permanent Private Halls: Campion Hall, St Benet's Hall, or Blackfriars Hall.This year, Blackfriars will host a lecture by the Rt. Hon. Ruth Kelly, Pro-Vice Chancellor at St Mary's University, Twickenham. Kelly was a Member of Parliament from 1997 - 2010 representing Bolton West and has held various ministerial and high-ranking government posts, including Secretary of State for Transport and for Communities and...
On the evening of 12th June, Rev’d John Jenkins CSC delivered the annual Campion Lecture at Campion Hall. Fr Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana (USA) and a graduate of the Hall, spoke about the history and mission of the university in the modern world.Emphasizing that Oxford in particular “must possess something of lasting value to survive through so many dramatic changes in society,” he suggested that Oxford’s longevity is a result of its commitment to...
The Idea of a University in the 21st CenturyThe 2018 Newman Lecture is organised by Campion Hall in association with St Benet’s Hall and Blackfriars.The Lecture will be delivered by The Rt Hon, the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH PC, Chancellor, University of Oxford, who will speak on ‘The idea of a university in the 21st century’.The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception.This event is free and open to all.Please email sarah.gray@campion.ox.ac.ukif you have any queries
Fr Campbell (second right) with the three Campion Hall matriculands
Three new students of Campion Hall, Oxford - Jesuit priests from North America, South America and Europe - have matriculated into Oxford University. The matriculation ceremony is one of Oxford's oldest traditions, in which students' membership at the University is confered and confirmed by the Vice-Chancellor.Fr James Campbell SJ,  Dean of Degrees and Tutor in Canon Law at Campion Hall, presented the matriculands to the Vice-Chancellor during a ceremony at the Sheldonian...
Fr Pierre T. Tritz SJ, 1914 - 2016
Tributes have been paid to a French-born Jesuit who devoted more than 40 years of his life to the education of poor children in the Philippines. Fr Pierre T. Tritz SJ, who died on 10 September 2016 at the age of 101, has been described as "a model of dedication" by a Jesuit studying in Britain.Born on 19 September 1914, Fr Tritz entered the Society of Jesus in 1933. He studied and worked in China before being assigned to the Philippines in 1950. In Manila, he served as a chaplain in...
T Frank Kennedy SJ
Dr Thomas Frank Kennedy SJ, Senior Research Fellow in music at Campion Hall at the University of Oxford, died on Friday, 19 August.Dr Kennedy co-founded the music department at Boston College in 1989 and served on the board of Loyola University in Maryland, USA, from 2005 to 2013. As a musicologist and entrepreneur of Jesuit music, he edited, produced and professionally recorded four baroque operas associated with the early Society of Jesus, among numerous other recorded works. He was a...
Louise Richardson Cardinal Cormac Murphy- O'Connor
The old Irish greeting, Cead Mile Failte, “a hundred thousand welcomes” was clearly appropriate at Campion Hall on 13th May, when Oxford University’s recently appointed Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson FRSE formally graced the Hall at a Guest Night dinner.  Participants included some members of the Jesuit community and other guests who also hailed from her native Ireland, most notably His Eminence Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the Emeritus...
Indian Jesuit Fr Vijay D’Souza SJ – based in Oxford – has been awarded graduate funding by the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Foundation. It will help him undertake three years of research on and documentation of the Hrusso Aka language of Arunachal Pradesh in North East India. Fr Vijay is a member of the Kohima Region of the Society of Jesus, an area known for its linguistic and cultural diversity: it is estimated that it is home to more than 200 distinct and indigenous cultures and...
Michael Suarez SJ, the Director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia and a longtime denizen of Campion Hall, will give the prestigious Lyell Lectures at Oxford University in late April and early May.  These annual lectures explore aspects of book history.  Over the course of six lectures — ‘Looking Beyond Letterpress in Eighteenth-Century Texts’ — Suarez will explore the extraordinary histories of print production and publication in artifacts ranging from a deluxe,...