Article: "Robert E. Havard: The Medical Inkling"

"Many are familiar with the Inklings, the Oxford writing group who met throughout the 1930s and 1940s and whose members included C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield, and Charles Williams. The group’s shared interest in mythopoetic literature and Christian thought has attracted a wide variety of scholars, with many academic journals dedicated to the group or its respective members. Nonetheless, a large number of Inklings remain woefully under-studied, including Robert E.Havard, a Catholic physician, scholar, and poet ..."

Last year, I was invited to write a short piece on Robert Havard for Catholic Medical Quarterly, as part of their “Great Medical Lives” series. I was so excited to reference a review that Dr. Havard had published in this very same journal over sixty years ago! His theological reflections on mental illness are especially worth a read: