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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...

Graduate Dinner

October 9, 2014 @ 23:00
The Hall gave a warm welcome to our two new graduate students with a dinner for the graduate and research community to mark the beginning of the academic year. Mr Timothy O’ Leary joins St Benet’s from Princeton, and will be taking a PGDip in Theology. Ms Tina Hinchliffe, who has the honour of being the first female graduate student to be admitted to the Hall, joins St Benet’s from...

Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB: 80th Birthday Celebrations

October 6, 2014 @ 08:06
Before the beginning of the new academic year, St Benet’s hosted a luncheon in honour of the Very Rev Dom Henry Wansbrough, OSB, for family, friends and members of the St Benet’s community. The occasion was organised by his sister, Miriam James, to mark the occasion of his eightieth birthday. Fr Henry was Master of St Benet’s Hall from 1990-2003. Professor Werner G Jeanrond, the present Master, toasted Fr Henry...