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First UK Conference

July 15, 2015 @ 09:20
The Hall welcomed the first of our summer conference guests, delegates of the First UK conference programme. The students, all from China, enjoyed a week’s taster of life in Oxford, with a packed schedule of classes and sight-seeing visits. On the last night, they celebrated in style, experiencing the distinctive atmosphere of formal dinner in the St Benet’s Refectory (pictured). ...

Diaconal Ordination

July 15, 2015 @ 09:18
On a glorious summer morning, current members and alumni of the Hall joined representatives of Ampleforth and St Louis, Missouri, to celebrate the ordination to the diaconate of Br Maximilian Toczylowski. The ordination—the first in living memory to be held in the Hall chapel—was conducted by the Most Reverend William Walsh, Bishop Emeritus of Killaloe, before a buffet lunch in the garden. Br Maximilian, a member of St Louis, is...

JCR Social Events

June 24, 2015 @ 23:00
Eighth week brought relief to the bustle of Trinity term and the demands of the exam season in the form of the JCR’s traditional social events. The week began with the annual evening picnic, held in the picturesque setting of Port Meadow and the banks of the River Thames. It concluded with the Hall garden party, one of the few occasions of its kind in Oxford that is entirely free...

Dr Farhan Ahmad Nazami, Tuesday Night Guest Speaker

June 17, 2015 @ 12:39
The final Tuesday guest speaker of the academic year was Dr Farhan Ahmad Nazami CBE, Director and founder of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Dr Nazami described the origins of the Centre and its current work, and spoke of hopes for future co-operation with St Benet’s. Pictured: Dr Nazami with first year Arabic and Islamic Studies student, Benedikt Boeck, and Mrs Betty Jeanrond....