Introduction to Insight Series
The explicit aim of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values is to conduct rigorous research into virtues and values in UK society. We publish our findings in reports and in peer-reviewed academic journals; the first scholarly articles have appeared in print.
In addition to our academic aspirations, we also seek to influence public debate and bring our findings to bear on practical issues in UK communities, schools, workplaces and homes. We thus have an implicit transformative aim: to change the way virtues and values are conceptualised, understood and adhered to by the general public.
In order to make this implicit aim more visible, we present our Insight Series with short pieces written by Jubilee Centre members and associates on issues close to their hearts. These are not exclusively academic articles but rather thought pieces and short reports on issues that bear on the work conducted in the Jubilee Centre. These pieces are written in a language that is accessible and intelligent to general readers and academics alike, and we hope that they provide welcome food for thought for our readers. While authors present personal viewpoints, the series is meant to be balanced as well as thought provoking and all in the series will contain suggestions for further reading.
Professor James Arthur - Director
Professor Kristjan Kristjansson – Deputy Director
Note: Each piece reflects the views of their respective authors, but not necessarily that of the Jubilee Centre.