John Henry Newman: Scholar, Sage, Saint

  • John Henry Newman
28 September, 2020 to 30 September, 2020
Oriel College

An academic conference celebrating the canonisation of John Henry Newman

In honour of former Oriel Fellow St John Henry Newman, the National Institute for Newman Studies and Oriel College are putting together an academic conference to evaluate the contributions of John Henry Newman to scholarship and education, nineteenth-century ecclesiastical and social culture, and to analyse his legacy.

Academics and students are invited to attend. The conference will explore Newman as:

  • A Scholar: Newman influenced the academic landscape during his lifetime through his time at Oriel, his academic foundations, and his published works.
  • A Sage: Newman gained a reputation for providing reliable and wise advice early in his career—a reputation which he maintained after his reception into the Roman Church in 1845.
  • A Saint: Newman studied the lives of the saints and recommended them as exemplars of Christian behavior. Newman’s work and life invite discussion on the relationship between sanctity and saintliness. 

Confirmed speakers include

  • Frederick Aquino
  • Claus Arnold
  • Colin Barr
  • Mark Chapman
  • Christopher Cimorelli
  • Eamon Duffy
  • Jane Garnett
  • Elizabeth Huddleston
  • Serenhedd James
  • Benjamin King
  • Ryan Marr
  • Terrence Merrigan
  • Jeremy Morris
  • Peter Nockles
  • Danielle Nussberger
  • Simon Skinner
  • Geertjan Zuijdwegt

Call for papers

A call for papers 20 minutes in length can found here. The deadline for consideration is 15th March 2020.


Standard rate: £295

Student rate: £195

The registration fee includes attendance at all lectures, panels, lunches and dinners.


Bed and breakfast accommodation is not included in the registration fee but can be booked separately here. Please enter the event code NEWMANCONF2020 to obtain the rate for delegates.

Single room (ensuite): £91 per night

Single room (standard): £68 per night

Twin room: £152 per night

Bursaries and travel grants

Details will be available in due course.

Event Contact

Mr Ryan Blank

Event Sponsors

Oriel College, the National Institute of Newman Studies,the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, and the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University