Friday 20 November 2009

Baronius Lecture

On Wednesday 18th November, Dr Judith Champ of Oscott College gave our third annual Baronius Lecture.

Cardinal Baronius succeeded St Philip as Provost of the Roman Oratory and he is known as the "Father of Church History" after writing his "Annals of The Christian Church". The Baronius Lecture is given each year on a topic of Church History.

Dr Champ spoke about "Newman, Ullathorne and the Oxford Oratory". Dr Champ has written a noted biography of Archbishop Ullathorne, the first Bishop of Birmingham, and she spoke about his long friendship with John Henry Newman, despite them sometimes having disagreements, and how the plan to found an Oratory in Oxford in the 1860s was thwarted.