11 Facts About Aidan Nichols


John Christopher "Aidan" Nichols was born on 17 September 1948 and is an English academic and Catholic priest.


Aidan Nichols is a member of the Order of Preachers residing in the Priory of St Michael the Archangel in Cambridge, England.


Aidan Nichols was born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, on 17 September 1948.


Aidan Nichols graduated with first-class honours from Christ Church, Oxford, with a degree in modern history.


Aidan Nichols spent the next seven years at Blackfriars, Oxford, during which time he was ordained to the priesthood.


Aidan Nichols then moved to Edinburgh, where he served as a chaplain at the University of Edinburgh.


Between 1983 and 1991, Aidan Nichols was Lecturer in Dogmatics and Ecumenics at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas in Rome.


Aidan Nichols moved back to England and to Cambridge, where he began as assistant Catholic chaplain, then as an affiliated university lecturer as prior of St Michael's for two terms between 1998 and 2004, and again for a third term from 2013.


Aidan Nichols began his academic work in the Russian theological tradition and has written on many figures, including Sergei Bulgakov.


Aidan Nichols was one of the contributors to the Cambridge Companion to Hans Urs von Balthasar.


Aidan Nichols has written The Theology of Joseph Ratzinger, a book on the theological history of Anglicanism in The Panther and the Hind and a more general work on religion in the modern world, Christendom Awake.