In tribute to the late Father Peter Milward SJ, who died this year, we will be publishing through CHAVAGNES STUDIUM PRESS a special 20th anniversary edition of Fr Milward’s classic introduction to a Catholic reading of the plays of the Bard, first published in 1997. The new edition will be enriched by illuminated capitals by
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It is well to be a gentleman, it is well to have cultivated intellect, a delicate taste, a candid, equitable dispassionate mind, a noble and courteous bearing in the conduct of life – these are the connatural qualities of a large knowledge, they are the objects of a University. John Henry Cardinal Newman, 1854
Our Principal, Ferdi McDermott, speaks about his life and work, plus the new plans for the new Studium.
You can now download a promotional leaflet for our September 2018 launch for the new BA course; it’s aimed at our friends in the USA: http://pub.lucidpress.com/a7614ff4-09fb-4863-a89c-8579d2c4f4ac/#_0 Please feel free to spread the word.
We are happy to share news of our new partnership with KUL, the Catholic University of Lublin, where St John Paul II was once a teacher of philosophy. From autumn 2018 Chavagnes Studium students will be taking a special course in philosophy at Lublin (from October to December) as part of their Chavagnes/ICES Liberal Arts
This coming Pentecost weekend, students from the Studium will join younger Chavagnes pupils, and thousands of Catholics of all ages from of all over France and beyond on an epic 100km hike from Paris to Chartres.
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Congratulation to Our Lady Seat Of Wisdom in Canada who have recently obtained approval for their Liberal Arts degree. https://www.seatofwisdom.ca/official-olsw-approved-to-offer-bachelors-degree/
Cardinal Pell, Patron of our International Advisory Board, spoke almost 20 years ago on the role that Catholic philosophy can play in the search for freedom in a modern democratic society. The nature of freedom is a question that has puzzled western societies from their very beginnings. In the Centre for Independent Studies’ inaugural Acton
We have recently learned of the Italian “Studium Scholasticum” and are impressed by their progress. They offer a number of interesting courses in Philosophy, Theology and Biblical Studies, teaching from original Latin texts, for post-graduates. For more information, see their website: https://www.studium-scholasticum.org/about/