Volume 6, Issue 2, Fall 2009
From Athens to Dublin
John Henry Newman on the History of the University
In November, 1854, five months before the opening of the Catholic University of Ireland, Newman initiated the publication of the University Gazette as a means of communicating his vision of the university as well as reporting on its activities. Each issue of the Gazette included an essay intended to provide the public with a better understanding of the history, nature and purpose of the university; these essays also provide insight into Newman’s historical understanding of the university and his vision of how the modern Catholic university needs to develop in light of its past.