Australian to head Pell's Oxford alma mater

The Jesuit Rector of Newman College at Melbourne University has been named the new Master of Campion Hall, the Jesuit hall of residence in Oxford that claims Cardinal George Pell among its most distinguished alumni.

Fr Peter L'Estrange, who was born in 1949, has worked in university colleges since he completed his own studies (at Campion Hall). Since 1991, he has been Rector of Newman College, the residential college conducted by the Jesuits on behalf of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. He will take up his Oxford appointment from next Easter.

Campion Hall has been the Jesuit hall of residence at Oxford for more than one hundred years. The University of Oxford consists of 35 large Colleges and six smaller Halls, Campion Hall being one of the latter. Jesuit students regularly took degrees at Oxford through Campion Hall. More recently, it has attracted many priests from outside the United Kingdom, particularly to post-graduate study.

Cardinal Pell was a graduate student, and completed a D.Phil, at Campion Hall during the 1960s. He was also Visiting Scholar there in 1979.

Peter L'Estrange new master of Campion Hall, Oxford (Jesuits Australia 10/6/05)

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10 Jun 2005