Centre Staff Delivering Lecture Series on Character and Virtues in Rome


Since September, Professor James Arthur has been leading a series of lectures on character virtues, leadership, and human flourishing in Rome to priests and seminarians from all over the globe. He has also been invited to speak at the English-speaking Colleges (American, English, Irish, and Scottish) along with a selection of the Pontifical Universities. As […]

Director Meets Singaporean Minister of Education

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Professor James Arthur met the Minister of Education in Singapore as his guest prior to the Minister launching a new Centre on Character Education for Singapore on 30th May 2023. Professor Arthur also attended the National Institute of Education (NIE) as the 15th C J Koh Professor – a prestigious professorship awarded to an academic […]

Director of MA Character Education Paul Watts Completes his PHD

Paul Watts

Paul Watts successfully defended his doctorate on ‘Character education through stories: an examination of primary school teachers’ perceptions of, and approaches to, story-based character education’ at a viva on 25th May 2023. He will graduate on 19th July 2023. The Centre congratulates Paul on this fantastic achievement. 

10th Anniversary: Centre Marks Occasion with Dinner at the House of Lords

Hosted by Rt. Hon Baroness Nicky Morgan, former Secretary of State for Education and Honorary Research Fellow of the Jubilee Centre, with Lord James O’Shaughnessy, Jubilee Centre Senior Research Fellow, acting as Master of Ceremonies, the Centre marked a decade of success with a dinner in the Peers Guest Room at the House of Lords. […]

10th Anniversary: Centre Hosts Celebratory High Tea at the House of Lords

Character and Virtue: 10 Years of the Jubilee Centre, written by Aidan P. Thompson (Academic Imprint, 2022), which captures the successes achieved since 2012, and featured a keynote address from Herminder Channa OBE JP, Principal of Ark Boulton Academy and Executive Principal of Ark Schools. In bringing together this varied and unique group, the Centre showcased […]

Ben Perks Presents Jubilee Centre Webinar on Post-Pandemic Recovery

Ben Perks, Head of Campaigns and Advocacy at UNICEF and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Jubilee Centre, recently delivered a presentation entitled ‘Building Character and Resilience into Global Education’ at a Jubilee Centre webinar. Ben discussed the impact of school closures around the world, the imbalanced vulnerability to the pandemic of certain populations due […]

New Book: Ethics and the Good Doctor

Dr. Sabena Jameel, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Medical Professionalism at Birmingham Medical School and who completed her doctorate at the Jubilee Centre, together with Professors Andrew Peterson and James Arthur have recently authored Ethics and the Good Doctor: Character in the Professional Domain. The book, published on 13th September 2021, represents the second publication in the […]

New Curriculum Resources from UNICEF Montenegro Partnership on Character

The ‘My Values and Virtues’ project by UNICEF Montenegro has published new curriculum resources and teaching handbooks for primary and secondary schools. The project, which began in partnership with the Jubilee Centre in 2014, has expanded from early years and primary education to include secondary schools. Centre staff have previously spoken to practitioners and policymakers […]

New Poll: Parents Prioritise Wisdom as Key Virtue for Children Online

A recent poll, undertaken by Yonder for the Jubilee Centre, has found that the ability to make wise decisions is the quality that parents in the UK most want their children to show online, with 56% of parents choosing this as one of their two top qualities. Surveying 1,515 UK parents of children aged 13-17 […]