Monday, 14 January 2019, saw the launch of Professor R. Ellul-Micallef’s book ‘Roberto Ranieri Costaguti. From Pulpit to Chair to Bishop’s See’ published by Malta University Press. The launch was held at San Anton Palace under the auspices of Her Excellency the President of Malta, Dr Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. The book narrates the life, times and achievements of a Servite friar, Roberto Costaguti, who enjoyed a great reputation as an orator and homilist. In 1769, Costaguti was chosen by Grandmaster Pinto as the first Rector of the University of Malta. The book launch was chaired by the Rector, Professor Alfred J. Vella. It was critically reviewed by Professor Joe Friggieri, Dr Emanuel Buttigieg and Professor William Zammit.