Chavagnes Studium students are on a study tour to Rome and Sicily this week and next.
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James Battye, who is currently working towards our HE Certificate in “The Foundations of the Western Tradition” at the Chavagnes Studium, has just heard today that he has received an unconditional offer to read English at the University of Oxford (St Hilda’s College), starting next autumn. Congratulations to James!
“[…] the people of this country knew how to inhabit and demarcate the world against the barbarous in honour of the seat of the gods. …they knew how to praise what is great and by acknowledging it, to bring themselves in front of the sublime, founding, in this way, a world.” – Martin Heidegger
Over 30 delegates enjoyed a wonderful conference on The Blessed Virgin Mary in Liturgy, Literature and Life from 1-5 August, with Bishop Athanasius Schneider leading the speakers list. Here are some comments from participants: “Just to say how much I thoroughly enjoyed the Marian conference at Chavagnes. Thank you, and all involved, for your warm
For an informative summary of the liberal arts tradition, from Ancient Greece to the Middle Ages, this article is highly recommended: http://classicalacademicpress.com/the-seven-liberal-arts/
Unlike cheerleading, ultimate frisbee and flip cup, one feature of US higher education that has struggled to cross the Atlantic is the concept of small, campus-based, liberal arts colleges. These tiny private institutions may seem completely different from the UK’s typically large, research-intensive, state-funded universities. But, with its focus on both teaching and research, holistic
Let us first be clear about the meaning of the liberal arts and liberal educations. The liberal arts are traditionally intended to develop the faculties of the human mind, those powers of intelligence and imagination without which no intellectual work can be accomplished. Liberal education is not tied to certain academic subjects, such as philosophy,
The arts are divided into various classes. The useful, mechanical or industrial arts are those in which the hands and body are more concerned than the mind; as in making clothes and utensils. These are called trades. The fine arts are those which have primarily to do with imagination and taste, and which are applied
“Some Liberal Arts courses do not teach the seven traditional Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric, Astronomy, Geometry, Arithmetic and Music AND All Liberal Arts course say that they are based on the medieval Trivium and Quadrivium SO Some courses that say they are based on the medieval Trivium and Quadrivium do not in fact