Amongst Campion Hall’s library treasures there is a portfolio of lithographed portraits made after pencil drawings by Wyndham Lewis. This was published in 1932 by Desmond Harmsworth, and was the last of three portfolios Lewis published during his lifetime. Lewis was well known and much admired as a portraitist by his contemporaries, and the subjects are all people more or less famous in arty circles at the time. As with all such projects, there is always an element of randomness since not all of those approached will be willing to sit.
Sir Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) was the product of an Anglo-Welsh Catholic family, and a prolific, versatile and successful artist and craftsman. He is best remembered as a war artist and muralist, but religious paintings formed a significant aspect of his oeuvre. His first attempt at a Stations of the Cross was made for Father Thomas Ryan’s leper mission in Pretoria (1920-22). Brangwyn was generous with his work; for example, he presented a large painting of the confession of St Peter to one of Britain’s most aesthetically ambitious Catholic churches, St.
Senior Research Fellow Rev'd Professor John Barton FBA, Emeritus Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, presenting his latest book to an appreciative audience in the Campion Hall Common Room.
Rev'd Vijay D’Souza, SJ is engaged in his Oxford MPhil programme on an in depth study of Hrusso Aka and other minority languages which are found in North-East India. Most of these languages and cultures are currently endangered, and in typically Jesuit fashion, Vijay is working for their survival and flourishing.
Rev'd James Hanvey, SJ presented papers which he delivered at three major conferences whose proceedings have been recently published. The first was enitled ‘Dignity, Person, Imago Trinitatis’, delivered at an Oxford conference on human dignity which was followed by its organiser, Professor Christopher McCrudden, editing the conference’s proceedings under the title Understanding Human Dignity (Oxford 2013).
Rev'd Jack Mahoney, SJ presented a republication in 2013 by Bloomsbury Press of his study, Teaching Business Ethics in the UK, Europe, and the USA. This was originally published in 1990 by the Athlone Press, since taken over by Bloomsbury, who judged it a historically significant "seminal study", worth reissuing in 2013 in the Philosophy Division of Bloomsbury Academic Collections.
Rev'd Joe Munitiz, SJ has recently produced two works, of which the first is Theognostos, Treasury; Introduction, translation and notes, Corpus Christianorum in Translation 161, Brepols, Turnhout, 2013.
Rev'd Nicholas King, SJ has followed up his monumental translation of the Greek Bible with The Helplessness of God, which sprang from a sense of unease about the way in which governance was sometimes exercised in the Church.
Rev'd Gerry J Hughes, SJ presented two recent works, one related to his established work on Aristotle's Ethics; and the other consisting of a major article drawing on the translation, in which Hughes collaborated, of a Latin 18th century study of the Church in China.