Brian McMahon

Chapel Director
MA Essex, MA MSt DPhil Oxf
Chapel Office

Brian is responsible for the College’s non-denominal chapel, which hosts regular speaker events for members of all faiths and none.

Built in the 1930s as “A House of Prayer for all People,” the chapel is an inclusive community open to all members of College, alumni and the general public. The role of Chapel Director also includes assisting with arrangements for events like weddings and memorial services which occasionally take place at Somerville

Brian graduated from Somerville with a BA in English Literature in 2009, and then from Balliol College with an MSt in English (650-1550). He recently completed a DPhil in Old Norse Literature, exploring the figure of the itinerant storyteller in eddic and saga literature. Between studying for these qualifications, he trained as an actor at East 15, and is still active in local theatre, notably as one of the founders of Oxford’s repertory troupe Reverend Productions.

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