8 January 2010

Events for Hilary Term 2010

Tuesday 19th January from 8.30pm
Start of Term Drinks Party
Join us in the Blue Room at the Chaplaincy for free drinks and canap├ęs. All are welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member or simply want to learn more, please do come along.

Tuesday 26th January, 8.30pm
Mr. Charles Moore
The role of the Church in modern British society
Charles Moore, renowned Catholic journalist, former editor of the Telegraph and Spectator, and chairman of Policy Exchange, will be speaking about the role of Catholicism in modern society.

Tuesday 2nd February, 8.30pm
Speaker to be announced

Tuesday 9th February, 8.30pm
The Most Rev. Timothy Radcliffe, OP
Being a Christian in the twenty-first century
Father Timothy Radcliffe, former Master of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), is one of the most renowned British Catholic theologians. He will be speaking on Christianity today, from a Dominican perspective.

Tuesday 16th February, 8.30pm
Viscountess Asquith
Catholic readings behind Shakespeare’s ‘Titus Andronicus’
Clare Asquith, the author of Shadowplay, will be talking about the Catholic background behind Shakespeare’s most bloody and violent play, and explaining thereby, why the Shakespeare wrote the play as he did.

Tuesday 23rd February, 8.30pm
Dom Anthony Sutch, OSB
Catholic education in schools today
Father Anthony Sutch, former headmaster of Downside School, and now a regular speaker on ‘Thought for the Day’, will be speaking about Catholic education, drawing on his own experience as a headmaster.
Tuesday 2nd March, 8.30pm
Dr. Andrew Burnham, SSC, Anglican Bishop of Ebbsfleet
Coming Over to Rome - Realising ‘Anglicanorum Coetibus’
As one of the most enthusiastic leaders in the Anglican Communion regarding the Holy Father’s invitation to Anglo-Catholics to ‘come over’ to Rome, his Lordship will speak about the situation faced by High Church Anglicans in the wake of the Pope’s recent Apostolic Constitution.

Monday 8th March
Pontifical Mass and termly black-tie dinner
Celebrant and after-dinner speaker:
The Rt. Rev. Paul Stonham, OSB, Abbot of Belmont
The termly Mass will be a Pontifical Mass in the ‘extraordinary form’ celebrated by the Abbot of Belmont. The Mass will take place at the Oxford Oratory at 7.00pm and will be followed by our termly black-tie dinner, which will be held at at St. Benet’s Hall. More details will be given out by the President nearer the time. To reserve a place at the dinner e-mail: newman@herald.ox.ac.uk.

Tuesday 9th March
The Rt. Hon. Paul Murphy, MP
Catholicism and the Northern Ireland Peace Process
Paul Murphy, Labour Member of Parliament for Torfaen and Pontypool, played a major role in the Northern Ireland peace process, as Minister of State for Northern Ireland from 1997-99. As a Catholic politician, he will be talking about his role in helping to resolve an era of sectarian violence.