A longer, more personal tour, focusing on Cardinal John Henry Newman’s time at Oxford
For a niche Oxford experience, we offer this specialist, intimate tour retracing the path of John Henry Newman through the university and city.
With an expert on the Cardinal’s life and works as your guide, and a maximum group size of six people, this connoisseur’s tour, lasting two hours, gives plenty of time to get a feel for what life would have been like for Newman, and opportunity to ask questions and discuss his works and beliefs in detail.
The tour begins at Trinity College where Newman studied as an undergraduate. It continues to St Mary’s Church where he was appointed vicar in 1828, and concludes with an extended visit to Oriel College where he became a fellow. Plenty of time will be spent at each location to savour the atmosphere.
John Whitehead is an historian and a member of Oriel College. His scholarly interests include Church history and that of Oxford. Like Saint John Henry Newman, he is a convert from Anglicanism to Catholicism.
Summary and Detail
- Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2.15pm;
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11.15am;
Tours starting from Trinity College Gates:
- Guided by an expert on Newman’s life and works;
- Extensive visits to Trinity and Oriel colleges and St Mary’s Church;
- Price is £45 per person (£40 concessions), including all entrance fees;
- Booking required at least 48 hours in advance.