Conferences On

G. K. Chesterton

Given by

Fr. Ian Ker


Quarr Abbey

Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4ES


Tuesday and Wednesday, June 25 and 26, 2019

Father Ian Ker is an emeritus Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars, Oxford and a member of the theology faculty.  He has taught both English literature and theology at universities in Britain and the United States.  He is the author/editor of 20 books on Bl John Henry Newman.  His books include John Henry Newman:  A Biography, The Catholic Revival in English Literature 1845-1961, G. K. Chesterton:  A Biography, and Newman on Vatican II.  He holds three honorary doctorates from British, Canadian, and American universities. 

The topics to be covered are:

1. Chesterton and humour  2. Chesterton and paradox  3. Newman and Chesterton: The Apologetics of the Imagination  4. Chesterton and limitations  5. Chesterton and literature

A bursary is available to help with travel costs for seminarians and students. Accommodation is available for participants at Quarr Abbey Guesthouse.  Although there is no registration fee, donations to help cover costs are welcome. For registration and further information, please contact:

Fr Brian Kelly, OSB Quarr Abbey, Ryde,Isle of Wight PO33 4ES

Tel. 01983 882420 ext 204