The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South


Peter Nockles to Speak on the Oxford Movement

Hargrove Auditorium,

Dr. Peter Nockles is a librarian and curator in the Printed Books department, Special Collections, in the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, and a research fellow in religions & theology, School of Arts, Histories & Cultures, University of Manchester. He was a visiting fellow at Oriel College, Oxford, 2006–11, and a major contributor to a forthcoming new history of Oriel College (to be published by OUP in 2013). He was an Erasmus Institute Fellow at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, in 2000.

He is the author of The Oxford Movement in Context (Cambridge University Press, 1994, paperback 1997) and has contributed to the 19th volume (6) of the History of the University of Oxford (1997) and to a History of Canterbury Cathedral (Oxford University Press, 1995).

He is the author of numerous articles and research papers on 18th and 19th century British religious history, and has given lectures and seminars widely in Britain, Europe (France, Germany, and Sweden), and the United States. He contributed an essay to Newman In his Time (Gracewing, 2007), and is currently the co-editor of a forthcoming volume of essays entitled Reinventing the Reformation in the Nineteenth Century to be published in a themed issue of the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, in 2014. He was the co-editor of a recently published Cambridge University Press volume of scholarly essays, The Oxford Movement, Europe and the Wider World, 1833-1930 and is one of the three editors of a forthcoming Oxford University Press Handbook of the Oxford Movement.

He was formerly U.K. conference director of the Catholic Record Society, helps organize the North-West Catholic Writer’s Guild that meets monthly at the University Catholic chaplaincy of the University of Manchester, and is an active member of the Ecclesiastical History Society and of the Church of England Record Society. He is currently contributing to a new history of Worcester College, Oxford, to a festschrift volume for the Rev. Henry Rack, to a volume of essays on ‘Receptions of Newman’ in memory of the late Frank Turner, and to a major study of Global Anglicanism being edited by Professors Rowan Strong and Jeremy Gregory.