Virtue is about the difficult and the good'
True humility...is the low but deep and firm foundation of all virtues.'
Character is not cut in marble – it is not something solid and unalterable. It is something living and changing.'
Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education'
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Education has for its object the formation of character.'
Each year, Oxford and other world-class universities produce leaders and thinkers who go on to have significant influence and impact around the world, but these institutions devote far less attention to discerning whether they are developing wise thinkers and good leaders. The Oxford Character Project seeks to address this deficit by joining academic research into character formation with a unique leadership initiative. Our aim is to help talented postgraduate students develop key virtues of character which will prepare them to be the wise thinkers and good leaders the world so desperately needs.Learn more about usLearn more about us
Following the Buzzfeed: social media, ancient philosophy and the wisdom of life
David Barda , 24th January 2017
Uncovering the ancient Stoic philosophy beneath modern social media soundbites.
Conference: Cultivating Virtue in the University
25th - 26th May 2017
Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP
£80 (full price); £40 (students)
Two-day conference bringing together distinguished scholars and practitioners to explore the role of character development in higher education.