Booking Months: July and September
Alastair Lack will lead a walking tour with the theme of “The Oxford Movement” .
This was a 19th century movement centred at the University of Oxford and it sought a renewal of catholic thought and practise within the Church of England in opposition to its protestant tendencies . Leaders of the movement were John Henry Newman, John Keble and Edward Pusey who were fellows at Oriel College.
Make your own way to Oriel college to start at 2pm with a visit to the chapel and the Newman Oratory. We shall then move to The University Church where Newman was vicar and where John Keble preached a famous sermon that launched the Oxford Movement.
Finally we shall walk to Keble College, named after John Keble. It has an astonishing chapel with one of the iconic paintings of the 19th century , Holman Hunt’s “ The Light of the World”
Afternoon tea is not included in the cost of this visit but we shall go to either the Crypt, the cafe of the University Church or to the cafe of The Bodleian Library and we hope that you will come too.
There is also an option to go to the Weston Library Cafe after the walk for afternoon tea of tea/coffee and mini-scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam for an extra cost of £4.00
The numbers on this visit will be restricted to 20.