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Would Campion Hall potentially admit women? According to the article it was established 'specifically to allow those with a commitment to the religious life to study within the university' - would that include nuns? I'm just testing a claim that St Benet's Hall is the only remaining institution of Oxford which only admits men for undergraduate degrees. --188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:15, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
No, besides not having the facilities it's only for priests with rare exceptions, usually men in the process of becoming priests. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 14:47, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
- I should add by way of explanation that both Campion Hall and St. Benet's originally had a similar purpose: to allow men vowed to a particular form of religious life to pursue study at Oxford while still maintaining their religious lifestyle. At Campion Hall, this continues today unchanged. St. Benet's has evolved, however: originally it was only for monks who needed to study at Oxford. At that time, most monks entered the monastery around age 18, and needed a degree in order to become teachers in the monastery schools. Today, fewer monks actually teach in monastery schools, and, more importantly, most men become monks rather later in life, after already having done their university education. So it is St. Benet's that has evolved, in taking on non-monastic students, while Campion Hall is better viewed as "a special mechanism to allow Roman Catholic priests to be involved in Oxford University" rather than as "a hall which doesn't admit women". Its purpose is far more specialised (as is seen by the fact that the hall would not admit most men, either).
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