Campion Hall Oxford


Campion Hall is the home of the Jesuit academic community in Oxford University. Oxford is a collegiate univeristy made up of 44 colleges and halls, of which Campion Hall is one of the Catholic halls alongside Blackfriars (Dominicans) and St Benet's (Benedictines).

The origins of Campion Hall begin in 1896 when the English Jesuits established a private hall in the University of Oxford. Fr Richard Clarke SJ was the first Master. The hall allowed Jesuits to study for Oxford degrees. The hall was granted permanent status in 1918. Originally in rented accommodation in St Giles, the architect Edwin Lutyens was commissioned to build a permanent home for the hall and the present building opened in 1935. The hall incoporates an ancient house (16th century) named after the brewer who built it, Micklem Hall. The street in which Campion Hall stands is Brewer Street. A new south wing was added in the 1960s.

Campion Hall accommodates a sizeable library and a significant art collection begun by Fr Martin D'Arcy SJ who was Master in the 1930s.

The community at Campion Hall consists of Jesuits from the UK and from around the world. Some teach in the University while others are studying, mostly for postgraduate degrees. Diocesan priests, members of other religious orders, and lay men and women, are also members of the Hall from time to time. Georgetown University in Washington DC has a permanent base at Campion Hall.

The Jesuit community is responsible for the Catholic Chaplaincy to the University of Oxford.

The Jesuit Institute holds many of its conferences at Campion Hall.

Campion Hall
Brewer Street
United Kingdom

Campion Hall website


Travelling to Campion Hall

By Road
There is no parking available at Campion Hall and parking in the centre of Oxford is very restricted. You can park at
Please note that the Westgate carpark is now closed for long-term construction work.
There is a car park on Oxpens Road next to the Oxford Ice Rink. The postcode is OX1 1RQ. Cost is £23 for 24-hours.
There are five good Park and Ride facilities: on the A34 and A44 coming into Oxford from the north; A420 from the west; A34/A4144 from the south; and A40 from the east. These sites are well signposted. Parking is free at some and costs £1.50 a day at others; the bus ride into town costs around £2.50.
Further Park and Ride information

By Rail
There are good rail links to Oxford. The station is about 10-minutes easy walk to Campion Hall.

Walking from the rail station to Campion Hall (printable map and directions)

By Coach
There is a good coach service (known as the Oxford Tube) from London Victoria to Oxford. Coaches run every 10-minutes 24-hours a day. You should get off at Christchurch College in St Aldate's - Campion Hall is then just a 2-minute walk.
Oxford Tube

By Air
The nearest airport is London Heathrow (LHR). Coaches run every half-hour from Heathrow (LHR), and ever hour from Gatwick (LGW) to Oxford. The Airline Coach to Oxford starts at Heathrow Central Coach Station and also calls at Stand 10 at Terminal 5. If you are arriving at Terminal 4, take the Heathrow Express train (free) to Terminal 3. Follow Terminal 3 signs to find the Central Bus Station. The journey to Oxford takes about 90-minutes from Hethrow and 2-hrs from Gatwick. Get off at St Aldates (Brewer Street is a little further down the hill and across the road from the stop). The return ticket Heathrow-Oxford costs £26 and £32 from Gatwick.
The Airline coach webiste
(see Airline link at top of page)
Getting to Campion Hall from Heathrow/Gatwick airports (printable map and directions)


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