A.N. Wilson

Oriel: the college that shaped the spiritual heart of 19th century Britain

A review of Oriel College: A History, edited by Jeremy Catto. This book of essays on the contribution of Oriel to British intellectual life contains not a single dud

Front quad of Oriel College, Oxford [Peter Barritt]

Already a subscriber? Log in

This article is for subscribers only

Subscribe today to get 3 months' delivery of the magazine, as well as online and app access, for only £3.

  • Weekly delivery of the magazine
  • Unlimited access to our website and app
  • Enjoy Spectator newsletters and podcasts
  • Explore our online archive, going back to 1828


Want to join the debate?

Join the conversation with other Spectator readers by getting your first 3 months for just £3.

Already a subscriber? Log in