Cultivating wise
thinkers and
good leaders

  • Education has for its object the formation of character.'

    Herbert Spencer

  • True the low but deep and firm foundation of all virtues.'

    Edmund Burke

  • Character is not cut in marble – it is not something solid and unalterable. It is something living and changing.'

    George Eliot

  • Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education'

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Virtue is about the difficult and the good'

    Thomas Aquinas

Each year, Oxford and other world-class universities produce leaders and thinkers who go on to have significant influence and impact around the world. The Oxford Character Project seeks to help talented students develop key virtues of character which will prepare them to be the wise thinkers and good leaders the world so desperately needs.

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