The old Irish greeting, Cead Mile Failte, “a hundred thousand welcomes”, was clearly appropriate at Campion Hall on 13th May, when Oxford University’s recently appointed Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson FRSA, formally graced the Hall with her company for the first time, at a Guest Night dinner at which participants included some members of the Jesuit community and other guests who also hailed from her native Ireland.
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 10:00 to 13:00
The Hall is happy to once again be taking part in the Meeting Minds: Oxford Alumni Weekend, this year on Saturday 17th September.
Emilio Travieso, SJ, is a DPhil student in the Oxford Department of International Development working under Dr. Laura Rival. He does research in partnership with grassroots organizations that are building sustainable, healthy, and just food systems. Below is the first in a series of reports from the field where Emilio will explain his work and its place in the larger Jesuit mission.
Seeds of Hope
Campion Hall is pleased to host the University of Oxford's Vice Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson for the first Formal Guest Night of Trinity Term. A distinguished political scientist and accomplished educator, Professor Richardson became Oxford's first female Vice Chancellor in January of this year, prior to which she served as Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of St. Andrew's in Scotland and as Executive Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
Campion Fellow and Librarian Rev'd Dr. Frank Turner, SJ delivered a Good Friday reflection on The Deposition by Flemish Baroque painter Anthony van Dyck. The painting is a vivid and evocative scene kept by the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. It is believed to have been painted around 1619, when van Dyck was an assistant to Rubens in Antwerp.
On Spy Wednesday of Holy Week, Rev'd Prof. T. Frank Kennedy, S.J., a Senior Research Scholar at Campion Hall and Professor of Music at Boston College, delivered a public talk on the 'La Pieta' painting by the Italian early Baroque painter Cigoli, which is housed at Campion Hall. The painting, which can be seen via the BBC's online database here, depicts the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalen mourning over the body of Christ.
Senior Research Fellow Rev'd Professor Thomas Frank Kennedy, SJ and Campion International Studies DPhil student Rev'd Alejandro Olayo-Méndez, SJ recently joined Jonathan Ray on BBC Radio Bristol to discuss Pope Francis and American politics.
You can hear their conversation at this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03j052k --- the relevant segment runs from roughly 2:54.50 - 3:00.30.
The annual University of Oxford Alumni Weekend in North America provides a chance for alumni and friends of Oxford to gather together, meet one another, and hear about some of the newest research being done at the University. It is also a great way to learn more about the various colleges and halls that make up the University of Oxford, including Campion Hall.