Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education'
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Virtue is about the difficult and the good'
Character is not cut in marble – it is not something solid and unalterable. It is something living and changing.'
Education has for its object the formation of character.'
True humility...is the low but deep and firm foundation of all virtues.'
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
Public Sex: Josephine Butler and human trafficking in Victorian Britain
Oxford Character Project team, 12th June 2017
Listen to the second talk in our 'Arts of Leading' lecture series by Professor Sarah Williams
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.