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October 20, 2014 @ 14:58
Congratulations to the Hall’s new students who were officially received as members of the University this weekend.  The matriculation ceremony (which takes its name from the Latin  matricula , ‘register’) is held each year at the Sheldonian Theatre and has its origins in the Middle Ages. Students attend in full academic dress, ‘Sub Fusc’, and are addressed by the Vice Chancellor in Latin:  Scitote vos in Matriculam Universitatis hodie relatos...

Cormac Connelly-Smith awarded Scholarship

October 20, 2014 @ 08:49
Undergraduate Cormac Connelly-Smith has been awarded a Scholarship for gaining a Distinction in History Prelims.  Our congratulations to Cormac!  ...

Tuesday Night Guest Speaker: Alumnus Philip Noel

October 13, 2014 @ 23:00
Alumnus Philip Noel was the first of the academic year’s Tuesday guest speakers. Philip, who read PPE at St Benet’s, spoke about his subsequent career in the City and more recently in theatre production. He also entertained the table with anecdotes of life in the Hall under Dom James Forbes OSB, Master, 1964-1979. Pictured: Philip chatting with current members of St Benet's in the Calefactory....

Alumnus Martin Parlett's Book Publication

October 10, 2014 @ 23:00
Congratulations to St Benet’s Hall alumnus Martin Parlett, who is celebrating the publication of his first book this month,  Demonizing a President: The Foreignization of Barack Obama  (Praeger, 2014) .  This new work, which was launched at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA) in Washington D.C. at the end of August, explores the interaction of identity, race and politics in the Age of Obama.  During his...