Oxford's ancient motto Dominus illuminatio mea (The Lord is my light) is reflected in John Henry Newman's Understanding that a University should be a place where faith and learning can come together in their common search for the truth. The Newman Society was founded by the Catholic members of the University in 1878 and has sought to realise this vision ever since.
I hope that the Faith in Oxford appelal will enable the Newman Society to build on its past acheivments through establishing an annual lecture series, a scholarship programme, and an association maintaining the link between the Society;s alumni and its present day members. I encourage you to support this valuble contribution to the life of the University of Oxford. May Newman's legacy continue to flourish for many years to come!
Lord Patten of Barnes CH