Newman University will host High Tea on Feb. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Newman University Campus, 3100 W. McCormick, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. A second High Tea for evening classes will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m in the Eck Hall Lobby.
High Tea is an annual event that is part of Cardinal Newman Week, the celebration of Newman University’s namesake Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman. Newman lived from 1801 to 1890 in Victorian England and Ireland. During this time, it was common practice for English people to host an afternoon tea. Newman University students, faculty, and staff decided to honor Cardinal Newman’s life and legacy with a tea in the English fashion to which he was accustomed.
To hear more about the tradition of High Tea at Newman University, view this short interview with Director of Mission Effectiveness and Archives Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC.