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Cardinal set to speak at UEA lectures in Norwich 

Former Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, is the keynote speaker at the 2016 series of Newman lectures at the University of East Anglia during April.

He will be joined by the Bishop of Norwich, the Bishop of Portsmouth and the Vice Chancellor of St Mary’s University, Twickenham.

The Newman Lectures are a collaboration between the Diocese of East Anglia and the University of East Anglia, attract wide audiences from across East Anglia, and are free to attend.

The theme of the 2016 lecture series is ‘The Church and the Modern World’, taking inspiration from the 50th anniversary of Gaudium et Spes (December 1965).

Deacon Andrew Eburne, who organises the lecture series for the Diocese, said: “The Newman lectures were established in response to Pope Benedict XVI’s call for the voice of the Church to be heard in the public square. Over 500 people came to last year’s lecture series, and we are hoping for even greater numbers this year.”

The dates for the lectures are: April 4, Francis Campbell, Vice Chancellor - St Mary’s University, Twickenham; April 11, Rt Rev Graham James, Bishop of Norwich; April 18 Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, former Archbishop of Westminster; and April 25 Rt Rev Philip Egan, Bishop of Portsmouth

Lectures will be held in the Julian Study Centre at the UEA and will start, promptly, at 6:30pm.

Full details can be found at:

Pictured above is Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor © Mazur/

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