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Centre for Catholic Studies

Ushaw/Douai 450th Anniversary Conference

The 450th Anniversary Conference for the Founding of the English College at Douai

450 Years Pioneering Catholic Education: Past, Present, Future

30 April - 1 May 2018 at Ushaw College, Durham UK


  • Prof Eamon Duffy: “To Doe Our Countrie Good”: Douai, Rome, and the Tridentine Seminary
  • HE Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi and Bishop Paul Tighe: Universities as Places of Encounter between Faith and Culture (Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture)
  • Prof Michael Questier: The Foundation of the English College at Douai and the English Mission
  • Prof Thomas O’Connor and Dr Caroline Bowden: The Exile Enterprise
  • Claire Marsland and Prof Gerard Kilroy: Martyrdom
  • Rev Nicholas Schofield: The Replanting of the English College at Douai in England
  • Rev David Milburn and Rev Dr Michael Sharratt: Life at Ushaw
  • Prof Stephen Regan and Dr Stefano Cracolici: Cultural Ushaw
  • Dr Jonathan Bush and Dr Sheridan Gilley: The Catholic Revival
  • Dr Clare Watkins: Forming the Church Today

Draft programme in full


  • Full conference package: £167.50 (reduced rate £131.50 for students and those on low wage); includes conference fee, refreshments, lunches, the conference dinner, and entry to the evening public lectures by Prof Eamon Duffy and HE Cardinal Ravasi. Dinner on the final evening is an optional extra.
  • Limited accommodation available at Ushaw College: £43.75 per night. Otherwise delegates can book local hotels; transport will be provided between Durham City and Ushaw College.
  • More detailed information about costs, and online conference registration, can be found here.

Register for this conference

This conference is organised by Ushaw College and St Cuthbert's Society of Ushaw in conjunction with the Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University.