Recently the Campion Hall community mourned the death of one of its own, Rev'd Prof T Frank Kennedy, SJ. T Frank was a Senior Research Fellow in Music at Campion and held the Canisius Chair in Humanitites and Music at Boston College, where he also directed the Jesuit Institute and served as superior of the Jesuit community there. T Frank's presence was a constant source of joy and inspiration for the Campion community, and his absence will long be felt.
Three new students of the Hall, Jesuits all from different parts of the world, matriculated into the university recently. The matriculation ceremony is one of Oxford's oldest traditions, wherein students' membership at the University is confered and confirmed by the Vice-Chancellor. Rev'd James Campbell, SJ, Campion Hall's Dean of Degrees, presented the matriculands to the Vice-Chancellor during a ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford.
Volume 11 of Twentieth Century Architecture, a journal publication of the Twentieth Century Society, highlights the various architectural experiments at Oxford and Cambridge since 1900.
Included in the collection of essays is a profile of Campion Hall that focuses on the Hall's famous architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens. With gorgeous high-resolution photographs and detailed historical research (including colorful tidbits about the personal struggles involved in establishing the new building), the profile provides an interesting perspective on the history of the Hall.
Campion Hall is thrilled to announce four new Senior Research Fellows, who will form part of the vibrant intellectual community of the Hall. These distinguished scholars come from Oxford and beyond and represent an impressive combined expertise.
Their presence at Campion demonstrates the Hall's commitment to academic excellence and cutting-edge research.
The four new Senior Research Fellows are (scroll down):
Rev'd Canon Professor Graham Ward
Campion Hall looks forward to welcoming a diverse and international group of scholars for a conference on masculinity and mass atrocities. Conveners Professor Björn Krondorfer of Northern Arizona University (USA) and Professor Carol Rittner of Stockton University (USA) will lead ten different experts from the fields of theology, sociology, politics, and gender studies in wide-ranging discussions about the role of gender in the instances of mass violence.
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.