Scholars and experts recently gathered at Campion Hall to discuss competing conceptions of the common good. What is the common good? How can we promote it? What can ideas about the common good tell us about the relationship between the state and the free market? These and other questions were raised and discussed by a distinguished group of philosophers, theologians, social justice workers, and civil society leaders.
Campion Hall is happy to welcome Matt Malone, SJ, Editor in Chief of America magazine to lecture at the Oxford Catholic Chaplaincy on Tuesday, 1 November, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
Fr Malone will talk on "Faith in the Public Square: Catholic Social Teaching & American Presidential Politics."
The lecture is free and open to the public.
T Frank Kennedy, SJ was a Senior Research Fellow in Music at Campion Hall and held the Canisius Chair in Humanitites and Music at Boston College. As a musicologist Dr. Kennedy edited, produced and professionally recorded four baroque operas associated with the early Society of Jesus. Recently T Frank was recognized by Boston College for his lifetime of service to music; the below remarks are from his acceptance speech.
Wilma Minty is a native of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland. After schooling locally, she gained a Master of Theology (Old Testament and New Testament) degree at St. Andrews University. She came to Oxford in 1976 to pursue graduate work in Cuneiform and Targumic Studies but soon discovered that her métier lay in its libraries rather than in the mainstream of academia. In 1978, she was appointed Librarian of the (then) newly combined collections of the University’s Theology Faculty and of Pusey House on the site of the present St. Cross College.
On Monday 27 June (TT 10) at 1pm, Professor Lesley J Higgins will speak on ‘Spelt from Hopkins’ Leaves: Considering Archival “Remains”’.
The Campion Hall community was pleased to welcome guests for its annual Garden Party last week. Held during one of Oxford's rare days of sunshine, the Garden Party was a pleasant opportunity for friends of the Hall, alumni of Jesuit schools around the world, and various other well-wishers to come by and toast what was hopefully a productive academic year. The Master of Campion Hall, Rev'd Dr James Hanvey, SJ, presided and hosted while members of the Hall community helped make guests feel at home.
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 FRSA, formally graced the Hall with her company for the first time, at a Guest Night dinner at which participants included some members of the Jesuit community and other guests who also hailed from her native Ireland.