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2012 to 2017 Seminar Series

Seminar Series

The Jubilee Centre has organised regular presentations as part of its Seminar Series on character, virtues, values and education. These seminars are predominantly a venue for members of the Centre to meet and exchange opinions, but they are open to all members of staff and research students in the School of Education. The seminars provide a safe, collegial environment to present ‘thought-pieces’, initial observations, or introductions to topics and projects which explore some fundamental questions or concepts relating to specific research projects, or other pieces of work. The seminars have created a friendly community of inquiry where people feel at ease to try out ideas and hypotheses.

Details of the seminars that have been held to date can be found below.

2017

Towards a virtue ethical approach to relationships and sex education, Joshua Hayes

Epiphanes, Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell

Teen Usage of New and Old Media: Formation & Family, Norberto González Gaitano

Vice Ethics, Edward Skidelsky

Secularism And Character in Formation in English Schools1897- c.1923, Dr Susannah Wright, Oxford Brookes

Hired or fired? – looking at employability through the lens of character, Dr Janet Hanson

Gratitude and Compassion in Adolescence, Indrawati Liauw 

2015

The Influence of Parents and Social Media on Young People’s Moral Functioning, Dr Blaire Morgan

Virtuous Practice in Nursing, Prof Kristján Kristjánsson

Virtuous Character in Business and Finance, Dr Matthew Sinnicks

How have the virtues been understood in business ethics? Prof. Ron Beadle

Beyond Reductionism: The Role of Virtue in Active Moral Choice and Commitment, Prof. Anne Colby & Prof. Bill Damon

Council Housing, Home Ownership, and Virtue, Dr. James Gregory

The Forgiveness Instinct, Michael McCullough

The Influence of Parents and Social Media on Young People’s Moral Functioning, Dr Blaire Morgan

Virtuous Practice in Nursing, Prof Kristján Kristjánsson

Virtuous Character in Business and Finance, Dr Matthew Sinnicks

How have the virtues been understood in business ethics? Prof. Ron Beadle

Beyond Reductionism: The Role of Virtue in Active Moral Choice and Commitment, Prof. Anne Colby & Prof. Bill Damon

Council Housing, Home Ownership, and Virtue, Dr. James Gregory

The Forgiveness Instinct, Michael McCullough, Matt Ferkany

Honesty, Dr. Christian B. Miller

Young People Taking Practical Action in the Service of Others to Create Positive Change, George Fielding & Dr. Rania Marandos

Teachers as Agents of Justice? Professor David Carr and Dr Nataša Pantić

What Are the Real Benefits of Hardship?, Dr. Eranda Jayawickreme

Secular Humility, Prof. Erik Weilenberg

Ethics And Values In Education Programme, Kristijan Musek Lešnik

The Idea of an Educated Public Revisited, James MacAllister

The Modern Revival of Stoicism, Jules Evans

The Schooling of Desire: Why Virtue Matters, Dr. Karen E. Bohlin

The Expanding Universe of Character Education: One Man’s Journey, Marvin W. Berkowitz

A Simple Act of Charity? Emergent Issues, Jon Davison

How Should we Assess Character Education, Prof. Hanan Alexander

Motivational Dimensions of Moral Learning, Prof. Randall Curren

Comprehensive and political moral conceptions and directive moral education, Prof. Michael Hand.

Research Outputs and Data, Becky Cudby

Online Survey Design, Dan Hayes

The character of education as government: the school as paradigm institution of modernity – some
post-Heideggerian reflections, Dr Nick Peim

Good Neighbours in a Good Neighbourhood? Al Barrett with Sarah Maxfield

Building Character in Young People, Lee Rogerson

Government Policy & School Reform, James O’Shaughnessy

Autonomy, accountability and professional behaviour in teaching, medicine and law, Dr Sandra Cooke, Dr Luca Badini, and Demelza Jones

The Concept of Gratitude from Psychological
and Philosophical Perspectives: Discourses in Disarray, Liz Gulliford and Blaire Morgan

Eliding the Unconverted: the Unfinished Battle for the Legitimating Principles of Character Education, Dr David Walker and Mr Michael Roberts

Gardner et al. on ‘Good Work’, Ben Kotzee

2014

An Attitude for Gratitude: How Gratitude is Understood, Experienced and Valued by the UK public, Dr. Liz Gulliford & Dr. Blaire Morgan

Learning to see the world anew: Sustainability within virtue ethics and virtue ethics within sustainability, Karen Jordan

Character Education in UK Schools, Dr. David Walker & Chantel Jones

The Good Teacher: Understanding Virtues in Practice, Dr Sandra Cooke

What are YOU talking about? The Importance of Moral Virtue, Emma Brown 

Learning Liberty: Character in Action, Emma Nailer

Virtue in Medical Practice, Ben Kotzee

Knightly Virtues: Enhancing Virtue Literacy Through Stories, Tom Harrison, Ian Davison, Dan Hayes, Jenny Higgins

Character and service: Youth social action providers’
perspectives on character, Emma Taylor

How do gender norms influence the development of young people’s character?, Jen Lexmond

Spirituality and (or for) education, Prof. David Carr

A problem for moral education, Michael Hand

My 45-year journey as a moral and character education: Some of what I think I’ve learned, Prof. Tom Lickona

Learning outdoors and living well? A review of
curriculum possibilities in Scotland, Peter Allison & Malcolm Thorburn

Moral Sprouts, Owen Flanagan

Well-Doing: Personality and Virtue Reconsidered, Brian R. Little

Researching the Medical Profession: Lessons from the fields of Sociology and health services research, Dr Agnieszka Ignatowicz

Moral Dynamics and Military Ethics, Patrick Mileham

Individual Differences in Gratitude, Alex M. Wood

2013

Language Learning and the Development of Virtue, Ben Kotzee

Measuring Character and Values: What inspiration might we take from Psychology?, Dr. Blaire Morgan

The Nature of Law and the Role of the Lawyer, Michael Holdsworth

Experts and Elected Representatives in Public Policy-Making, Luca Badini Confalonieri

‘Why Virtue Ethics does not have a Problem with Right Action’, Prof. Julia Annas,

The Scientific Method in Education Research
Dan Hayes

Socratic dialogue and Aristotelian virtue, Wouter Sanderse

Positive Psychology and its Understanding of Virtues, Dr. Liz Gulliford

Character Across Context: Connecting my research on Army character and identity to character education in UK Schools, Dr David Walker

“I didn’t come into nursing because I really wanted to hold someone’s hand”: How do nurses learn to care at university? Dr Sandra Cooke

Flourishing: From Science to Policy, Felicia Huppert

2012

The Our Father and the Virtue of Gratitude, Dr. Kenneth Wilson

Un-Virtuous Reality? The Influence of the Internet on the Character Virtues 0f 11-14 year olds in England, Tom Harrison

Virtuous Professions and Organisations, James Arthur

Virtuous Professionals, Hywel Thomas

Positive psychology on happiness, virtue and virtue education, Kristján Kristjánsson