One of the constant features of Jesuit communities is their fluidity. As we begin a new academic year, this feature is certainly in evidence at Campion Hall. We welcome to the Hall community three new Senior Research Fellows with a wide range of expertise. Not only do they bring considerable background in their various fields of teaching and research, but they also bring a commitment to the community life of the Hall which marks one of its strongest aspects.
Congratulations to Fr Dan Mai, SJ who graduated DPhil at the Sheldonian on Monday 14th September.
His doctorate was 'Sustaining Family Life in Rural China: Reinterpreting Filial Piety in Migrant Chinese Families' and was completed under the Division of Social Sciences.
He now hopes to produce a book based on his reseach.
The Hall took part in Oxford University's Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend on Saturday 19th September, 2015.
Fr. James Campbell, SJ, hosted tours of the hall for alumni of the University, giving them a taste of the Jesuit mission in Oxford and the range of depth of the intellectual apostolate of the Society of Jesus.
This was the first time the Hall was part of the Alumni Weekend and we look forward to welcoming more visitors in the future. Ple
Feedback from the event included:
Campion Hall welcomed guests and visitors for tours of its unique building as part of the Oxford Open Doors weekend which is the country's largest heritage open days event.
Now in its eighth year, the weekend offers the local community and the visiting public the opportunity to explore the city free of charge and in recent years the Hall has attracted around 500 visitors.
Fifteen Jesuits from twelve different countries participated in this years Jesuit English Language Summer School (ELSS) at Campion Hall, Oxford, an annual course organized by the British Province for Jesuits who want to improve their English skills. The four week long course was offered at the pre-intermediate, intermediate and advanced level.
President Obama announces more key administration posts which include Campion Hall Visiting Fellow, Revd Michael Suarez, SJ, who has been nominated as a Member of the National Council on the Humanities. Fr Michael recently gave the outstanding Lyell Lectures in the Weston Library in Oxford. (LINK)
Campion Hall will be hosting an international group of Jesuits attending an English Language School for the month of August.
More information will be provided soon.
Peter was resident at Campion Hall during Hilary and Trinity term and is Professor of German at Georgetown. While at Campion Hall he completed a study of economics themes in a fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers’ (Mercantilist Treasure, Capitalist Circulation, and Gender Distinctions in the Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tale Hänsel und Gretel) and worked on a larger project on meanings of work in nineteenth century German and Austrian literature. He also prepared a conference on the same topic which will be held at Georgetown in 2016.
Fr James Hanvey SJ, Jesuit priest and Master at Campion Hall, University of Oxford, gives us an excellent reflection on Christian prayer for our Schools of Prayer podcast series.
He talks about the prayer of Jesus Christ himself and how he handed it to us - to the Church - to sustain us to this day and beyond as we seek to deepen our relationship with God.
Vijay D’Souza, SJ has been awarded the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Foundation graduate funding for three years of research on and documentation of Hrusso Aka language of Arunachal Pradesh, India. The Hans Rausing Endangered Language Foundation is based at SOAS, London, and funds documentation of endangered languages throughout the world. His work will include writing a grammar of the language, creating a 100-hour audio and video database, and comunity mobilization. The work will begin in October 2015 as part of his Doctoral studies at Oxford.