At the Newman Lecture at Campion Hall in 2018, the Chancellor, Lord Patten, spoke:

"Why bother, some ask, to study and research the humanities? Why do I cherish the work at this university of all those academics whose work on literature, history, music, philosophy, classics, theology, foreign languages and so on does not obviously add to British capacity to innovate, to our national productivity or our GDP? The answer is simple. We must support the humanities because we are human. Because they provide us with a fuller understanding of our world and of one another."

In various ways, Campion Hall's students and fellows are continuing the Hall’s outstanding tradition of engagement with the humanities in the attempt to promote ‘all things human’.



Women in Turkey making flatbreads

Dr Pamela Armstrong

Dr Pamela Armstrong is Senior Research Fellow in Byzantine Cultural History at Campion Hall. In addition to Landscape Archaeology, she is interested in ecclesiastical and monastic history and her research involves applying both textual analysis and material culture together to reach conclusions.

Dr Sarah Ogilvie

Dr Sarah Ogilvie is Senior Research Fellow in Linguistics at Campion Hall. She is a linguist, lexicographer, and computer scientist who works at the intersection of technology and the social sciences.

Associated Fellows
Senior Reseach Fellow in Byzantine Cultural History and Dean of Degrees
Senior Research Fellow in Renaissance and Baroque Studies and Curator of the Campion Hall Collection
Visiting Senior Research Fellow in Medieval English Literature
Senior Research Fellow in English
Chaplain and Fellow in Early Modern History
Senior Research Fellow in Linguistics, Dean of Welfare, Tutor for Women
Senior Research Fellow in English, Book History and Women’s Studies
Associate Fellow in Rare Book Studies
Associate Fellow in East Asian Studies
Associate Fellow in Music