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Encyclopedia > Blackfriars, Oxford
Colleges and halls of the University of Oxford
Blackfriars Hall

The entrance to Blackfriars on St Giles' The University of Oxford comprises 39 Colleges and 7 religious Permanent Private Halls (PPHs), which are autonomous self-governing corporations within the university. ... A Permanent Private Hall at the University of Oxford is an educational institution affiliated to the University — not as a full College, but able to award Oxford University degrees. ... The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University), located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ...

                     
College name Blackfriars Hall
Latin name Aula Fratrum Praedicatorum
Named after The black cappa of the Dominican Friars
Established 1221 (re-established as religious house, 1921; as a hall, 1994)
Sister college None
Regent Very Rev. Fr. Richard Finn OP


Location of Blackfriars Hall within central OxfordCoordinates: 51°45′22″N 1°15′37″W / 51.756121, -1.260206
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Blackfriars, Oxford. The name Blackfriars is commonly used to denote a house of the Dominican Friars in England. Blackfriars Oxford houses three distinct institutions: the Priory of the Holy Spirit, the religious house of the friars; Blackfriars Studium, the centre of studies of the English Province of the Dominican Friars (although it numbers members of other orders and lay people among its students and lecturers); and Blackfriars Hall, one of the constituent educational institutions of the University of Oxford. Blackfriars Hall is not a college but a Permanent Private Hall, meaning that it is owned and governed by an outside institution (in this case, the English Province of the Order of Preachers) and not by its fellows as a college is. Located in St Giles', Blackfriars Hall is a centre for the study of Roman Catholic theology, and admits men and women of any faith. “Dominicans” redirects here. ... Most of the colleges of the University of Cambridge have sister colleges in the University of Oxford (and vice versa). ... Image File history File links Blue_pog. ... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... “Dominicans” redirects here. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University), located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... A Permanent Private Hall at the University of Oxford is an educational institution affiliated to the University — not as a full College, but able to award Oxford University degrees. ... “Dominicans” redirects here. ... Martyrs Memorial at the southern end of St Giles. St Giles is a wide street leading north from the centre of Oxford, England. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Theology finds its scholars pursuing the understanding of and providing reasoned discourse of religion, spirituality and God or the gods. ...

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History

Despite the fact that many of the dates and figures of Oxford's medieval and early life are imprecise, Blackfriars' history is unusually well documented, largely as a result of the hall being part of an international fraternity of scholarship, which was able to monitor and document its fortunes, even during times of the hall's collapse. This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ...


The Dominicans arrived in Oxford on 15 August 1221, at the instruction of Saint Dominic himself, little more than a week after the friar's death. As such, the hall has some claim to be heir to the oldest tradition of teaching in Oxford, a tradition that precedes both the aularian houses that would characterise the next century and the collegiate houses that would characterise the rest of the University's history. The Dominican Order, (its formal name, Ordo praedicatorum or the Order of Preachers, is less common in English; in England and some other countries the Dominicans are referred to as Blackfriars on account of the black cowl or cloak they wear over their white habits. ... This article is about the day of the year. ... // Events May 13 - End of the reign of Emperor Juntoku, emperor of Japan Emperor Chūkyō briefly reigns over Japan Former Emperor Go-Toba leads an unsuccessful rebellion against the Kamakura Shogunate Emperor Go-Horikawa ascends to the throne of Japan January - Mongol Army under Jochi captures the city of... For other saints named Dominic, see the disambiguation page for Dominic Saint Dominic (Spanish: Domingo), also known as Dominic of Osma, often called Dominic de Guzmán and Domingo de Guzmán Garcés (1170 – August 6, 1221) was the founder of the Friars Preachers, popularly called the Dominicans or...


Like all the monastic houses in Oxford, Blackfriars came into rapid and repeated conflict with the University authorities, as the friars claimed all the rights and privileges of University membership but also claimed immunity from the University discipline or regulation. Relations with townspeople were also consistently difficult, but the reasons for this are difficult to assess dispassionately, as virtually all contemporary accounts are marked with deep bias on one side or the other.


With the Reformation, all monastic houses, including Blackfriars, were suppressed. The Dominicans did not return to Oxford for some 400 years, until 1921 when Blackfriars was refounded as a religious house, within 600 metres of the original site. The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ... For other uses of the term dissolution see Dissolution. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


The Dominican Studium at Blackfriars had a close relationship with the University, culminating in the establishment of Blackfriars as a permanent private hall in 1994. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


Notable former students

James Alison is a Catholic theologian, priest, and author. ... Delia Gallagher on CNN. Delia Buckley Gallagher (Born 11 March 1970) is CNN’s Faith and Values Correspondent. ... Brian Davies (born in Brisbane, Australia) was a rugby league player for the Canterbury Bulldogs, Queensland and for the Australian national side. ... Herbert McCabe (1926-2001) was a Dominican priest, theologian and philosopher. ... Anthony Fisher OP (born 10 March 1960, Mater Hospital, Crows Nest) is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Sydney and Titular Bishop of Buruni[1]. A Dominican since 1985, he was the foundation Director of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne. ... Reverend Dr Timothy Radcliffe OP was born in 1945 in London and is a Catholic priest and Dominican friar of the English Province, and former Master of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) from 1992-2001. ... The Dominican Order, (its formal name, Ordo praedicatorum or the Order of Preachers, is less common in English; in England and some other countries the Dominicans are referred to as Blackfriars on account of the black cowl or cloak they wear over their white habits. ...

Academics/teachers

Herbert McCabe (1926-2001) was a Dominican priest, theologian and philosopher. ... Reverend Dr Timothy Radcliffe OP was born in 1945 in London and is a Catholic priest and Dominican friar of the English Province, and former Master of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) from 1992-2001. ... Father John Saward is a fellow of Greyfriars and associate lecturer of Blackfriars at the University of Oxford, having held the posts of Professor of Dogmatic Theology in the International Theological Institute, Gaming, Austria and Visiting Professor in Systematic Theology and Christology in the same Institute. ...

External links

  • Blackfriars Hall website

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The English Dominican House of Blackfriars Hall in Oxford, commonly known simply as Blackfriars, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Despite the fact that many of the dates and figures of Oxford's medieval and early life are imprecise, Blackfriars' history is unusually well documented, largely as a result of the hall being part of an international fraternity of scholarship, which was able to monitor and document its fortunes, even during times of the hall's collapse.
The Dominicans arrived in Oxford on 15 August 1221, at the instruction of St Dominic himself, in the final era of the monk's life.
University of Oxford (1654 words)
Oxford is, like Cambridge and others, a member of the Coimbra Group, a network of leading European universities, and the LERU (League of European Research Universities).
Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the university's central facilities, such as departments and faculties, libraries and science facilities, and 39 colleges and 7 permanent private halls (PPHs).
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