Newman’s Idea of a Tutor and its Implementation at the Catholic University


John Henry Newman was invited to become the founding rector of the Catholic University in July 1851. Soon after accepting he announced his intention to combine the professorial and tutorial systems in his plans, adding that ‘the principal making of men must be by the Tutorial system’. A year later, he explained that at Oxford the ‘real working men were, not the Professors, but the Tutors’, and that he wished this to be the case in Dublin as well.



Paul Shrimpton