On Saturday, 6 May, 2017, Mr Travis LaCouter, a postgraduate student of theology at the Hall, was admitted to the degree of Master of Studies (with distinction) during a ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre. The purpose of the nine-month Master of Studies (MSt) degree is to offer specialist graduate education in theology for able students, and to provide training in research methods as well as general education in a chosen field of research. It is a standard mode of entry into the doctoral programme. Mr LaCouter's work focused on modern doctrine, and his dissertation examined the comparative accounts of memory found in first-wave critical theory and in early political theology.
Travis is pictured with Rev James Campbell, SJ, Campion Hall's Dean of Degrees.
Mr LaCouter is currently undertaking DPhil work on the metaphysics of prayer in Hans Urs von Balthasar