Gerard J. Hughes SJ
As a young Jesuit I first came to Campion Hall in 1958 to read Greats. Since then, I studied theology at Heythrop college, out in the country near Chipping Norton as it then was. As soon as I was ordained, I set off for the University of Michigan (on the advice of a couple of my old Greats tutors) to do a doctorate in philosophy and embark on what was to be most of my adult life! By the time I finished at Michigan, Heythrop had become one of the colleges of London University, and I very happily taught there for the next twenty-eight years. The philosophy faculty in London was large, varied, and enjoyed a freedom to grow and develop which, in these rather harder times, I can only look back to with nostalgic delight. In 1998, the Jesuit Provincial asked me to return to Campion Hall, this time as Master, a post which I filled until 2006; and here I now remain, delighted to be in charge of nothing for the first time in nearly forty years. I’ve written some books, on moral philosophy, philosophy of religion, and Aristotle’sNicomachean Ethics. I thoroughly enjoy tutoring the wide variety of students who come my way; it’s great to live in a city where one can go to such a variety of wonderful choral concerts, interesting lectures (well, many of them are!) and beautiful places.