It will be difficult to think of Campion Hall without Rev'd Nick (Nicholas) King, SJ, so central and respected a figure has he become in the Jesuit and university communities. Yet he has done much more than be an Oxford don.
Having read Greats at St John’s before entering the Jesuit Order, he later returned to take an MPhil in Early Judaism at the Oriental Institute, following that by teaching New Testament studies at Heythrop College and then in seminaries and universities in South Africa for several years.
Nick returned in 2001 to the United Kingdom, and became immersed in teaching, tutoring and examining New Testament and related languages in the Oxford faculty of theology. He has been Tutor and Fellow in New Testament at Campion Hall, as well as lecturing at Worcester College and St Benet's Hall. In addition, he has helped out with local parochial work at weekends and been a regular provider of Ignatian spiritual guidance.
Complementing his teaching activities, Nick has been a patron of the Oxford Council of Christians and Jews, and a member, then Chair and ultimately President, of the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain. The magnum opus of his writing apostolate to date has been his translation of the whole Bible from the Greek into English, which has intrigued many readers. He has also written numerous other articles and books before and since, most recently The Helplessness of God. Biblical Models of Leadership (Kevin Mayhew 2014). (See page nine). We wish him very well as Visiting Professor in Boston College, in addition to expressing warm thanks for all he has done here!
Rev'd Gerard W. Hughes, SJ last term celebrated his 90th birthday at Campion in a celebratory lunch with friends which we reported in Campion News, Trinity term 2014. Gerry’s health has since deteriorated, and in early summer he took up residence at the Jesuit Health Centre at Boscombe...
Hiroshi (Paul) Sato completed his year's research in the later novels of Graham Greene, and has returned to Sophia University, Tokyo, to finish his doctorate in English Literature.
Fr Sean Maher has completed his sabbatical year at Campion, and has returned to diocesan duties in Ireland, from where he will complete his doctorate on the Torah at Durham University
Peter Gent has successfully completed his MSt in Biblical Interpretation, and has transferred to Oriel College to continue his theological studies for the DPhil there.
Andrew Hearl has successfully completed his MSt, with Distinction in his dissertation, and has taken up teaching in Malaya.
Professor John C. Hirsh has returned to Georgetown University, having spent a profitable year working on manuscripts of mainly 14th and 15th century English lyrics