Over two days in mid-January, three members of the Hall community travelled to Munich, Germany, to participate in a conference of systematic theologians from the University of Oxford and the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (LMU). Participants were postgraduates and junior researchers from both universities, and the gathering was presided over by Professor Dr Jörg Lauster (Institute for Systematic Theology at LMU) and Professor Wener Jeanrod (Master of St Benet's Hall, OXford).
On Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at 5.30 pm, Professor John Morrell from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., will give a lecture on his work as an artist. Prof. Morrell will display work from his many years of painting, including new pieces he has been working on during his time at Oxford.
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On 3 March a lecture in the Hall supported by the International Anthony Burgess Foundation was delivered by Martin Stannard, Professor of Modern English Literature at Leicester University, and Co-Executive Editor of OUP's 42-volume scholarly edition of The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh.
Note: Recently, on Easter Friday, the Master of Campion Hall Rev'd James Hanvey, SJ, delivered a homily to the Province meeting of the English Jesuits. The homily can be read in full via the website of the English Jesuits here.
The Hall together with Christ Church will be offering two meditations on works of art this Holy Week.
These will take place on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th April at 4pm and all are welcome to attend. The theme of these meditations is that of 'Sorrowful Mysteries.'
How far back to the social roots of Marian devotion go? On the evening of 25 May (5:30 p.m.) Prof. Thomas Mathews, John Langeloth Loeb Professor Emeritus in the History of Art from New York University, deliveedr a special lecture at Campion Hall on the "Dawn of Marian Devotion". A full room of more than 40 guests enjoyed Prof Mathews expertise on the topic and engaged in a fruitful Q&A session afterwards.
Throughout the 1970's and beyond, Argentina was ravaged by a so-called 'Dirty War' between government forces and left-wing guerrillas. The consequences of that conflict still can be felt throughout Argentinian society today, not least of all in people's perceptions of the Church and its role in the war.
The writer Evelyn Waugh is famous for many reasons: A sparkling wit, an acerbic tongue, a prolific literary output. Especially in Oxford, Waugh's ghost is never far away. And thanks in part to a deep friendship with former Campion Master Martin D'Arcy, SJ, Waugh's relationship to this Hall in particular was always strong.
Editor's Note: As part of a series on the art and architecture of Campion Hall we'll be highlighting an item or room each week, with a short description penned by Hall Archivist Prof. Peter Davidson and Archival Associate Altair Brandon-Salmon.
The Icon Room
Editor's Note: Master of Campion Hall Rev'd Dr James Hanvey, SJ, originally published the following reflection on the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the online journal of the Jesuits in Britain, Thinking Faith; we are republishing it here with their kind permission. You can see this article in its original format here.