Jubilee Centre Exhibition 2023

In September 2023, the Jubilee Centre produced an exhibition to showcase the impact of the centre throughout the last 12 years. It highlighted the awards the centre has achieved over the years, the policy shaped in the UK and internationally, the publications and key works of the Jubilee Centre, and others notable points of centre impact.


Below are some of the titles that the Jubilee Centre has published over the years:

Arthur, J. (2010) Of Good Character, Exeter: Imprint Academic.

Carr, D., (2012) Educating the Virtues: An Essay on the Philosophical Psychology of Moral Development and Education, London: Routledge.

Arthur, J., Waring, M., Coe, R. and Hedges, L. V. (2012) Research Methods and Methodologies in Education, London: Sage.

Kristjánsson, K. (2012) The Self and Its Emotions, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Arthur, J. and Cremin, H. (Eds.) (2012) Debates in Citizenship Education, London: Routledge.

Arthur, J., Davison, J. and Pring, R. (Eds.) (2012) Education Matters, London: Routledge.

Kristjánsson, K. (2013) Virtues and Vices in Positive Psychology: A Philosophical Critique, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Houser, R. and Thoma, S. (2013) Ethics in Counseling and Therapy, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.

Sanderse, W. (2013) Character Education. A Neo Aristotelian Approach to the Philosophy, Delft, Netherlands: Eburon.

Kotzee, B. (Ed.) (2013) Education and the Growth of Knowledge: Perspectives from social and virtue epistemology, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

Arthur, J. and Lovat, T. (Eds.) (2013) The Routledge International Handbook of Education, Religion and Values, London: Routledge.

Carr, D. and Steutel, J. (2014) Virtue Ethics and Moral Education, London: Routledge.

Arthur, J. and Cremin, T. (Eds.) (2014) Learning to Teach in the Primary School: 3rd Edition, London: Routledge.

Wilson, K. (2015) The Theological Roots of Christian Gratitude, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kristjánsson, K. (2015) Aristotelian Character Education, New York: Routledge.

Carr, D. and Harrison, T. (2015) Educating Character Through Stories, Exeter: Imprint Academic.

Arthur, J., Peterson, A., Hattam, R., and Zembylas, M. (2016) The Palgrave International Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Social Justice, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Arthur, J., Kristjánsson, K., Harrison, T., Sanderse, W. and Wright, D. (2016) Teaching Character and Virtue in Schools, London: Routledge.

Harrison, T., Morris, I, Ryan, J. (2016) Teaching Character in the Primary Classroom, London: Sage.

Carr, D. (2016) Perspectives on Gratitude: An Interdisciplinary Approach, London: Routledge.

Carr, D., Arthur, J. and Kristjánsson, K. (Eds.) (2017) Varieties of Virtue Ethics, London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Arthur, J. (2017) Policy Entrepreneurship in Education: Engagement, Influence and Impact, London: Routledge.

Harrison, T. and Walker, D. I. (eds.) (2018) The Theory and the Practice of Virtue Education, Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-315-26535-3.

Carr, D. (ed.) (2018) Cultivating Moral Character and Virtue in Professional Practice, Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-315-18241-4.

Kristjánsson, K. (2018) Virtuous Emotions, Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-198-80967-8.

Arthur, J. (ed.) (2018). Virtues in the Public Sphere: Citizenship, Civic Friendship and Duty, Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-58573-7.

Kristjánsson, K. (2019) Flourishing as the Aim of Education: A Neo-Aristotelian View, Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-367-72797-0.

Gibbs, P. & Peterson, A. (eds.) (2019) Higher Education and Hope: Institutional, Pedagogical and Personal Possibilities, London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-3-030-13566-9.

Peterson, A. (2019) Civility and Democratic Education, Singapore: Springer Singapore. ISBN: 978-981-15-1013-7.

Arthur, J. (2019) The Formation of Character in Education: From Aristotle to the 21st Century, Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-367-20602-4.

Arthur, J., Cleverdon, J., Morgan, N., O’Shaughnessy, J., Seldon, A. (2020) Educating for a Characterful Society Responsibility and the Public Good, Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-367-62072-1

Peterson, A. (2020) Global Citizenship Education in Australian Schools: Leadership, Teacher and Student Perspectives, London: Palgrave Pivot. ISBN: 978-3-030-56603-6.

Peterson, A., Stahl, G., Soong, H. (2020). The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Peterson, A., & Arthur, J. (2020) Ethics and the Good Teacher, Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-367-33588-5.     

Darnell, C. & Kristjánsson, K. (2020) Virtues and Virtue Education in Theory and Practice: Are Virtues Local or Universal?, Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-429-34313-1.

Watts, P., Fullard, M., & Peterson, A. (2021). Understanding Character Education: Approaches, Applications and Issues. London: Open University Press.

Arthur, J. (2021). A Christian Education in the Virtues: Character Formation and Human Flourishing. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-367-69454-8

Harrison, T. (2021). Thrive: How to Cultivate Character So Your Children Can Flourish Online. London: Robinson.

Harrison, T., Polizzi, G., Murfin, S., & Peachey, L. (2022). Futureproof: Teaching Digital Citizenship in Schools. Woodbridge: John Catt Educational Ltd.

Jameel, S., Peterson, A. & Arthur, J. (2022). Ethics and the Good Doctor: Character in the Professional Domain. Abingdon: Routledge.

Kristjánsson, K. (2022). Friendship for Virtues. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Peterson, A., Arthur, J., & Varghese, J. (2022). Ethics and the Good Nurse: Character in the Professional Domain. Abingdon: Routledge.

Thompson, A. (2022). Character and Virtues: 10 Years of the Jubilee Centre. Exeter: Imprint Academic.

Thompson, A., D’Olimpio, L., & Paris, P. (2022). Educating Character Through the Arts. Aingdon: Routledge

Frameworks and Statements

The Jubilee Centre’s Frameworks explore the position of the Centre over the years of research and can be found here on the website. Below is a list of the key frameworks and statements published by the Jubilee Centre between 2012 and 2023.




The Jubilee Centre runs an annual conference alongside other conferences and events. Visit the conference section of the website to explore upcoming and recent conferences and sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with the call for papers and other deadlines.

Research Reports

See below for a list of the research reports created by the Jubilee Centre between 2014 and 2022.











Explore our partnerships page to view the ever growing list of organisations the Jubilee Centre works alongside in the field of character education.


2021 – Winner of Expanded Reason Award

2019- Ferdinande Boxberger Prize for Ignatian Pedagogy

2022- Global Education Award Winner

2021- Research Excellence Framework


The Centre is responsible for hundreds of publications throughout the field of character education. Explore the publications section of the website to find research on many different topics within the field.

Shaping Policy

The Jubilee Centre has been instrumental in shaping policy around the world and in the UK. In the UK, the centre has worked alongside organisations such as the Department for Education, Ofsted, and many others. Internationally, the impact of the Jubilee Centre can be seen in this impact map, and continues to grow.


The Jubilee Centre has regularly released newsletters since 2012, providing an update on Centre news as well as allowing us to showcase work and events from our partners and other significant names in the field. An archive of past newsletters can be found here on the website, and you can sign up to the newsletter here.

Teaching Character

The Jubilee Centre provides lots of resources for teaching character that can be found on the website. You can explore ‘Teacher Resources‘ in the character education section of the website to find resources for any age group.

We also have parent resources available, as well as online continued professional development courses including professional ethics programmes.