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Thanksgiving Dinner

November 28, 2014 @ 09:52
The Hall celebrated Thanksgiving with an authentic dinner of Turkey, pumpkin pie and American wines to round off a busy seventh week. Br Maximilian Toczylowski entertained the table with an explanation of the annual presidential turkey-pardoning, followed by Tim O’Leary who sang a stirring folk song to his guitar. Happy Thanksgiving to our American members and alumni! Pictured: members of the Hall’s American contingent, Prof. Vincent Johnson (visiting researcher, St...

Bishop John Arnold, Guest Speaker

November 27, 2014 @ 14:27
The Hall welcomed Bishop John Arnold, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and recently-appointed Bishop of Salford, as our guest speaker at dinner on Tuesday 25 November. The Bishop, who is chair of CAFOD, emphasised the importance of development in charity work. He described some of the projects he has been involved in and the jarring effect of returning to central London after spending time in some of the world’s poorest countries...

Christ Church Regatta Update

November 26, 2014 @ 16:01
St Benet's crew victorious today on the Isis, out-pacing a fast crew from St Hugh’s. We look forward to their next race, details to be found here.   The Christ Church Regatta is an annual rowing tournament in the University of Oxford.  The event is run solely by members of Christ Church Boat Club, making it Oxford rowing's largest college run event by far.  The event is held from Wednesday to...

JCR Smoker

November 25, 2014 @ 15:03
The JCR's annual ‘Smoker’ once again showcased the musical and comedic talents of St Benet's. Cormac Connelly-Smith (second year, history), who organised this year's event, kicked off the evening with a satirical take on the history of the Hall. Tim O’Leary (PG Dip in Theology) performed a selection of songs to guitar accompaniment (including a unique rendition of “All About That Bass”). Ezra Margulies (third year, Jewish Studies) gave a...