BOOK LAUNCH: The foundation of Newman College

Saturday 24th of March 2018 5:00pm



Michael Francis: Contesting Catholic Identity: The Foundation of Newman College, Melbourne, 1914-18

Contesting  Catholic  Identity:  The  Foundation  of Newman College, Melbourne, 191418, by Michael Francis, traces the historical events leading to the opening of the C ollege. The book reveals that, by the time it opened its doors, Newman College had come to represent far more than just a residence for a relatively small number of university students; it was a litmus test for the very nature of Catholic identity in the state of Victoria.

One hundred years to the day, the book will be launched by Dr Val Noone O AM, fellow of the  School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the  University of Melbourne.  The evening will also feature a performance of the C eltic harp by Ms Amelia Le Plastrier, after which copies of Michael’s book will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will also be provided.


RSVP by Thursday 22 March


Phone: (03) 9347 5577

5pm, 24 March

Oratory, Newman College

887 Swanston St