Virtue is about the difficult and the good'
True humility...is the low but deep and firm foundation of all virtues.'
Education has for its object the formation of character.'
Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education'
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Character is not cut in marble – it is not something solid and unalterable. It is something living and changing.'
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OCP article published in the International Journal of Ethics Education
Edward Brooks, Jonathan Brant, Michael Lamb, 4th September 2019
'How can universities cultivate leaders of character? Insights from a leadership and character development program at the University of Oxford'.
Ethics through Fiction and Film: The Plague (Camus) and Middlemarch (Eliot)
26th April - 20th June 2020
Online via Zoom. Dates and times of meetings will be arranged in consultation with participants, depending on schedules and time zones. Current or past Oxford postgraduates welcome to attend.
After watching the film and reading the book for one (or both) of our Trinity Term choices, join us for an online discussion of the ethics of these classic works.