Like the other Permanent Private Halls (PPHs) of the University, Campion Hall is subject to a regular visitation by a University Supervisory Committee; and in preparation for its visitation every PPH submits a self-evaluation to the Committee beforehand. Our next issue will report on the recent successful visitation of Campion Hall, which happily combined with a letter from the General of the Society, Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, on The Intellectual Apostolate of the Society.
Welcome to Campion News, our regular newsletter beginning with this issue. In the past we have produced an occasional newsletter, but we plan to publish this one regularly, at the start of each term. We feel we have much to share with our friends, both old and hopefully new. We want to keep you informed about who we are at Campion Hall, what is happening here, and what we are achieving and aiming to achieve. We hope that reading about all this will prove interesting and enjoyable to our readers.
The Hall is hosting the Jesuit Institute Conference from 3rd - 5th June on Jesuit education with representatives from several Jesuit schools in the UK.
Philip Sheldrake, who studied as a Jesuit at Campion Hall (Modern History (1969-72, MA 1976) was recently awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity (DD) by the University. He had previously been awarded the Oxford degree of BD (1995). He also studied pastoral theology and Reformation Church History (MTh "with distinction") at Heythrop College London. Currently Philip is Senior Research Fellow Cambridge Theological Federation, Professorial Fellow St Chad’s College Durham University, and Professor at the Oblate School of Theology Texas.
Professor John Keown from the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, Washington D.C., who is a Visiting Scholar at the Hall, is being awarded a prestigious Doctor of Civil Law degree (DCL) by Oxford University on 6th June.
Campion Hall is hosting the Catholic Bishop's Conference's Health and Social Care group on Friday 22nd May 2015.
Campion Hall is hosting the Heythrop Institute for Religion and Society's Santiago Group conference.
Date: Wednesday 20th May 2015 - Friday 22nd May
The General Election might have returned a Conservative majority government, but the results ‘cannot disguise a deeply divided nation, one which has rarely been more fragile and is heading into a precarious future.’ James Hanvey SJ looks to what lies ahead and suggests that two pillars of Catholic Social Teaching can invigorate politics and allow it to serve, rather than instrumentalise society.
"WOW!", was the admiring opening comment of Lord (Chris) Patten, the University’s Chancellor, as he began chairing the discussion following this year’s Newman lecture given on 6 March by Professor Lisa Sowle Cahill. In his exclamation the Chancellor was summing up the warm acclamation accorded to Professor Cahill’s masterly presentation by a large appreciative audience.
The Master of Campion Hall, Rev'd, James Hanvey, SJ, will be giving a Lunchtime Talk in St Giles' Church, Oxford on the themes of 'Glimpses of the Divine: Some Personal Encounters, on Thursday 14th May at 12.30pm.