Art at Campion: an occasional blog on the Hall's collections

We are pleased to offer a regular series of blog posts by Campion Hall Senior Research Fellow Jane Stevenson on the subject of the Hall's extensive and historic art collection. 

New instalments will be posted here. We hope this page will serve as something of an archive detailing the remarkable history of Campion's significant holdings--including paintings, sculptures, vestments, and more. The blogs will be accessible by clicking the links below. 

Please see the our first two instalment below. 

Six new graduate student matriculate

This past Saturday, six members of the Campion Hall community officially joined the University and began their courses of study by participating in the formal matriculation ceremony. 

Matriculation is one of the University's many longstanding traditions, and a real rite of passage for new students. The Campion Hall delegation was led by the Dean of Degrees, Rev'd Nick King, SJ. 

2nd Campion Lecture 2018 - Prof. Christopher McCrudden

On Thursday, 22nd November 2018 at 5:30pm, the Hall will be honoured and pleased to host Professor Christopher McCrudden for the term's second Campion Lecture. McCrudden is Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law at Queen's University Belfast. He will give a talk entitled 'Conscience, Rights and Law'. 

 The Lecture will take place in the Pichette Auditorium at Pembroke College and will be followed by a Q&A session. 

All are welcome to attend. Please email "" if you have any queries. 

1st Campion Lecture 2018 - Archbishop Charles Scicluna

On Friday, 16 November 2018 at 5:30pm, Campion Hall will be honoured and pleased to welcome His Grace Charles Scicluna, Archbishop of Malta, to deliver the year's first Campion Lecture. 

Archbishop Scicluna will speak on 'Episcopal Ministry: Witness, Oversight and Stewardship in Communion'. Scicluna has been archbishop of Malta since 2015 and has held various positions in the Roman curia, including as Promoter of Justice and as a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith. 

Professor Barton's Students Honor His Work

Recently students and colleagues of Professor John Barton gathered to honor his legacy and his more than five decades of scholarship in the Oxford Faculty of Theology. Prof. Barton is currently Senior Research Fellow at Campion Hall. Please see below for a fond remembrance of the event, reprinted with the kind permission of the Faculty of Theology and Religion (original post accessible via link on the left of this page).


For the Feast of Corpus Christi

O Christ, that is what you have done for us:

In a crumb of bread the whole mystery is

(Patrick Kavanagh. The Great Hunger VI)



If baptism is the great sacrament which brings us to life in Christ, then the Mass or the Eucharist is the beating, living heart of the Church, from which that life is nourished, refreshed and renewed each day.


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