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John Henry Newman Expert and Oxford Scholar to Speak:
"Newman's Idea of a University - Some Misunderstandings"


Wednesday, April 27, 4:15 p.m.


The Catholic University of America
Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room B
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

DETAILS: Rev. Ian Ker, a leading expert on John Henry Newman and senior research fellow in theology at Oxford University, will speak on "Newman's Idea of a University - Some Misunderstandings." Father Ker's lecture is part of a series of events celebrating the theme of President John Garvey's inaugural year - Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University.

While preparing for his new role as president of CUA, Garvey read Newman's book The Idea of a University, which Newman wrote when he became rector of the Catholic University of Ireland. The book inspired Garvey in his selection of the inaugural year theme.

Father Ker is generally recognized as the leading authority on the life and thought of Newman. He has written and edited more than 20 books about Newman, including the Oxford critical edition of The Idea of a University and John Henry Newman: A Biography. He is also the author of The Catholic Revival in English Literature 1845-1961, Mere Catholicism, and the forthcoming G. K. Chesterton: A Biography.

He has taught both English literature and theology at universities in Britain and the United States.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact CUA's Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

SPONSOR: Office of the President


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