Pollen Mural

The altar in Campion Hall’s antechapel is adorned by a quietly distinguished small mural painting; ‘English Landscape and Palestine Landscape with a Crucifixion Scene’. This is one of the few surviving works of Daphne Pollen (1904-1986). Daphne was born into a wealthy family, as the daughter of Cecil Baring, third Lord Revelstoke, who was the son of the Edward Baring who founded Baring’s Bank. In the year of her birth, her young parents bought Lambay Island, off the coast of Co. Dublin, and retained Edwin Lutyens to restore its castle.

Campion Senior Fellow wins Venetian research award

Dr. Pamela Armstrong, Senior Research Fellow at Campion Hall, has been given an award from the Venetian Research Programme of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to work on Merchants of Venice at Thebes and Euripos. She will spend a month in Venice studying and recording a series of unpublished trading contracts, commenda, drawn up between Venetian merchants and landowners in Greece from the eleventh to thirteenth centuries, preserved in the Archivio di Stato in Venice.

L’Ombre de la Croix

Sir Frank Brangwyn has strong associations with Campion Hall, to which he was a generous donor: the Stations of the Cross in the Chapel are both his work and his gift, and he also gave the hall the copy of the Bruges Madonna which stands at the foot of the main stairs. Brangwyn was both versatile and prolific, as painter, muralist, printmaker, and occasionally, illustrator. In 1931, he agreed to make a suite of etchings for a book called L'Ombre de la Croix, to be published in a limited edition by Éditions Lapina in Paris. 

Six new graduate student matriculate

This past Saturday, six members of the Campion Hall community officially joined the University and began their courses of study by participating in the formal matriculation ceremony. 

Matriculation is one of the University's many longstanding traditions, and a real rite of passage for new students. The Campion Hall delegation was led by the Dean of Degrees, Rev'd Nick King, SJ. 

The ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ Triptych

One of Campion Hall’s greatest treasures is returning to Oxford this week, having been in the care of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and it will be on display in the Ashmolean. It is a tiny folding triptych of gold and translucent enamel, made between 1350 and 1370 as a luxury devotional object. What makes it particularly important is that it is English, and three other works by the same goldsmith also survive – a unique circumstance for medieval England.

The ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ Triptych

One of Campion Hall’s greatest treasures is returning to Oxford this week, having been in the care of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and it will be on display in the Ashmolean. It is a tiny folding triptych of gold and translucent enamel, made between 1350 and 1370 as a luxury devotional object. What makes it particularly important is that it is English, and three other works by the same goldsmith also survive – a unique circumstance for medieval England.

2nd Campion Lecture 2018 - Prof. Christopher McCrudden

On Thursday, 22nd November 2018 at 5:30pm, the Hall was honoured and pleased to host Professor Christopher McCrudden for the term's second Campion Lecture. 

McCrudden is Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law at Queen's University Belfast. His stimulating talk was entitled 'Conscience, Rights and Law'. 

          

Pat Riordan, SJ, the Hall's Assistant Master, chairs a lively question-and-answer session after the talk

1st Campion Lecture 2018 - Archbishop Charles Scicluna

On Friday, 16 November 2018 at 5:30pm, Campion Hall will be honoured and pleased to welcome His Grace Charles Scicluna, Archbishop of Malta, to deliver the year's first Campion Lecture. 

Archbishop Scicluna will speak on 'Episcopal Ministry: Witness, Oversight and Stewardship in Communion'. Scicluna has been archbishop of Malta since 2015 and has held various positions in the Roman curia, including as Promoter of Justice and as a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith. 

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