Saturday 18th Feb. 9.30am to 4.30pm
The 2016 John Henry Newman Lecture, hosted by the three Catholic Halls of the University – Blackfriars, Campion, and St Benet’s – was given by The Most Reverend Charles Morerod OP, Bishop of Geneva, Lausanne and Fribourg, on 17th May at the Taylor Institute. The Chancellor, The Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes CH PC, kindly chaired the lecture.
Bishop Morerod took as his lecture title the question: Can you avoid philosophy when you read the Bible? He argued for the crucial importance of philosophy in interpreting the Bible, showing how a neglect of philosophy can lead to problems for the reader of Scripture.
Fellows and students of all three Catholic Halls attended the lecture, along with members of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, and many other students, academics, and members of the public. Afterwards, all those attending were welcomed to a drinks reception at Blackfriars.
On Saturday 7th November, the Dominican Order launched its 800th jubilee with celebrations at Santa Sabina in Rome, and an online Twitter campaign.