“The Oratory School, A Catholic Eton” by Paul Shrimpton Upon his return from Ireland, Newman founded what is today known as “The Oratory School,” a private school for boys from Catholic families wishing preparation for university. Shrimpton’s book reviews for the first time how Newman guided this school in its early years. Shrimpton has excellent insights into how his experience and philosophy played out at the secondary level.
“The Imperial Intellect” by Dwight Culler.This is an interesting review of Newman’s formation as a student, his experiences and contributions as a tutor of Oriel College at Oxford, the development of his Catholic thinking, and his belief in the university system.To Newman the university called for each science, or field of knowledge, to have its proper place in the exchange of ideas. Notably, of course, for Newman ,a university was not worthy of the name if there was no room for a Theology Department, because it was the desire to understand man’s relationship with God which gave rise to the great European universities, including Oxford, in the first place.