A new Catholic Liberal Arts BA in the heart of Europe

Study the Great Books of the western tradition in the heart of Catholic Europe

A community of Christian scholarship

Chavagnes, a seat of prayerful scholarship since the 13th century, where teachers and students live, pray and work together.

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The Idea of a University

"Let heart speak to heart" was the motto of the Blessed John Henry Newman, who taught that the university should be first and foremost a community.

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Friends for life

The friends you make at Chavagnes will be faithful, like-minded and ambitious Christian gentlemen. These people are going to make a difference for each other and for their world.

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Chavagnes Studium launch

Studium Liberal Arts with French BA, London launch Tuesday 16th January 2018 at historic location.

The Chavagnes Studium is organising a launch event in London for its new Liberal arts degree programme, in collaboration with ICES: the Catholic university of the Vendée, and the Catholic University of Lublin. Presentations by Ferdi McDermott, Professor Anthony O’Hear OBE, Dr Thomas E Conlon, Fr Mark Lawler, Mr Denis Boyles, drinks, and then an

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ICES and Chavagnes sign agreement for the new Liberal Arts degree

Under the watchful gaze of St John Paul II, Chavagnes Principal, Ferdi McDermott and Eric de la Barre, President of the Institut Catholique d’Etudes Supérieures, signed a convention on 5th December to work as partners for a new English-language Liberal Arts degree starting in September 2018. The programme also includes a special intensive philosophy course

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