New Campion Bursar

We are happy to report the appointment of a new Bursar for Campion Hall with effect from January of this year. Mr Alec Thorp is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute; he also has an Open University Diploma in Geosciences. After a successful Sandhurst-trained army career, including being the Army Careers Officer for Gloucestershire, he joined the English education company, Alpha Plus Group, as the Group Bursar of several of its colleges, and worked there as an experienced leader at a strategic level for many years.

Hall congratulates Dr Sumeth Perera SJ

Warm congratulations to former Campion Hall member and student Rev. Sumeth Perera SJ from Sri Lanka on recently receiving his DPhil in Genetics. He has now taken up a position as a postdoctoral Fellow in cancer biology at the National Institute of Health and the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Maryland (USA). 

Pictured is Sumeth in the Oxford doctoral gown. 


An Endangered Indian Language Gets a Lifeline

Historically Jesuits have often made a name for themselves as pioneers and explorers in various fields of scientific enterprise and human development; and our own Campion Hall Jesuit, Vijay D’Souza, is combining the modern with the traditional in devoting his Oxford linguistic PhD studies to preserving and promoting the native language of a remote Indian people in the Hima- layan foothills.

Annual Garden Party Enjoyed by All

As Trinity Term came to a close, the Hall was pleased to host its annual Garden Party. 

Guests mingled and chatted under a clear sky and amidst the vibrant colors of the Hall green. Many visitors look forward to the Party each year as a highlight of the Oxford summertime social calendar; others were excited to be coming to the Hall for the very first time, visiting friends, colleagues, or teachers from the previous year. 

Thanks to Hall member Alejandro Olayo-Mendez, SJ, for the kind permission to use the photographs below. 


Theological imaginaries and models of development (Registration available)

Theological imaginaries and models of development: A reflexive workshop

Campion Hall, Oxford
Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1.30-5.30pm


A large proportion of development actors in Latin America are inspired by their Catholic faith and act through Catholic institutions.  At the same time, Latin America has been the site of plural Catholic theologies with explicit social and political implications.  This exploratory workshop aims to understand how distinct theological imaginaries shape models of social action (and vice versa).



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