John Henry Newman

  • Portrait of John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman was a Fellow of Oriel from 1822 to 1846. His canonisation took place in Rome on Sunday 13 October.

John Henry Newman: Sage, Scholar, Saint

Oriel plans to celebrate Newman's canonisation by holding an academic conference co-sponsored by the National Institute for Newman Studies and the University Church.

In light of the current events regarding COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the conference, “Newman as Scholar, Sage, Saint,” until 20–22 September 2021. The Call for Papers will be extended until 31 December 2020. Please consider submitting a paper proposal.

Details and registration here.

Visits to Oriel Chapel and the Newman Oratory

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Members of the public are welcome to visit Oriel Chapel and the Newman Oratory. The College's normal opening hours are 2-4pm (subject to other events). Groups of 6 or more must book in advance by e-mailing Groups without a prior appointment will not be admitted. Please remember that the College is a working residential community. Care must be taken not to disturb staff and students.

Details of other events external to the College are listed here.

More information about Newman's life is available here.