Newman Lecture 2019

Each year, the Newman Lecture is offered to the University by Oxford's three Catholic Permanent Private Halls: Campion Hall, St Benet's Hall, or Blackfriars Hall.

This year, Blackfriars will host a lecture by the Rt. Hon. Ruth Kelly, Pro-Vice Chancellor at St Mary's University, Twickenham. Kelly was a Member of Parliament from 1997 - 2010 representing Bolton West and has held various ministerial and high-ranking government posts, including Secretary of State for Transport and for Communities and Local Government.

Kelly's talk is entitled "Creating Change: Reflections on Government, Education, and Faith"

There will be a reception following the talk at Blackfriars Hall.

There is no charge to attend and the lecture is open to the public; however please register at

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 17:00
Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution
Blackfriars, St Giles
United Kingdom