Campion Hall offers a range of public lectures and seminars as part of its academic and educational mission.

Public Lectures

The Campion Lecture

Taking place once a term, these are lectures by senior academics, Church, or public figures, presenting research in a variety of disciplines and spheres.

Previous Campion Lecture

4 May 2023, Dr Jayme Stayer, T.S. Eliot, Terrible Celibate: Suffering and Sexuality in the Letters to Emily Hale

Dr Daniel De Haan, Honour Thy Child: Discerning the Natural Law, Developmental Virtues, and Good Enough Parenting (23 Feb, 2023)

Professor Peter McCullough, Donne's Roman Catholic Sources (18 Oct, 2022)

Professor Peter Davidson, St Robert Southwell and His Readers (8 Feb, 2022)

Professor James Keenan SJ, Exploring Vulnerability: Theological Ethics Today (14 Nov, 2019)

Archbishop Scicluna, Episcopal Ministry: Witness, Oversight and Stewardship in Communion (2019)

Professor Christopher McCrudden, Conscience, Rights, and the Law (22 Nov, 2018)

Professor Vincent Gillespie, Julian of Norwich (2018)


The Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lecture

Established in 1976 in memory of Martin D’Arcy, the D'Arcy Lectures are a series of six - eight lectures by a distinguished Jesuit academic, normally (but not always) delivered during the Hilary term, leading to the publication of a monograph. The lectures are substantive and academic, but also accessible to more than the proponents of a single discipline. The D’Arcy lecturer is resident at Campion Hall for the duration of the lectures.
Find out more about The D'Arcy Lectures.


The John Henry Newman Annual Lecture

The Newman Lecture is offered to the University of Oxford by its Catholic halls: Blackfriars Hall and Campion Hall. This lecture presents the best of Catholic life and tradition to the wider University. Newman Lectures are generally high profile, involving distinguished academics, Church, or public figures. Previous lecturers at Campion Hall have included:

Professor Linda Hogan, Human Rights: A Moral Language for Our Times (2021)

Lord Patten of Barnes, The Idea of a University in the 21st Century (2018)

Professor Lisa Sowle Cahill, Marriage and the Family (2015)


Campion Seminar

This is a doctoral and research seminar in modern and contemporary theology, taking place during each of the three terms, on alternate Fridays. Papers authored by doctoral students from the Faculty of Theology and Religion, or by Fellows, are read in advance. The argument of the paper is then discussed by the group.

Joint Research Seminar

These are research seminars co-hosted with another institute of the University of Oxford. Previous joint seminars have included:

Rupture and Reconciliation in Contexts of Displacement (Hilary 2022)
Campion Hall and the Refugee Studies Centre

Contestations in Land and Agriculture: Historical and Geopolitical Case-Studies (Hilary 2022)
The LSRI and the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life

The Virtues and Vices of Hope (Hilary 2022)
Campion Hall and the Aquinas Institute, Blackfriars Hall