The 4th annual conference of the Jubilee Centre, entitled 'Cultivating Virtues: Interdisciplinary Approaches', was held at Oriel College, Oxford, on 7th - 9th January 2016. The conference welcomed 120 delegates from all over the world with many of the most distinguished authorities in the field attending. The theme enabled room for delegates to explore and challenge recent virtue-based attempts to cultivate character in the classroom and among the professions, as well as offering theoretical insights into the very nature of virtue and character itself. The key note speeches by Prof. James Hunter, Prof. Daniel Russell, Michael Roden, Head of the University of Birmingham School, and Prof. Elizabeth Campbell were particularly well received. The success of the conference, both in terms of organisation and academic quality, could be seen in the facilitation of vibrant discussions around the topic and many delegates expressed an interest in extending these discussions thereafter. The presentations from the conference, including key note speeches, are available in full here.
A summary report, written by Andrew Peterson, Professor Civic and Moral Education at Canterbury Christ Church University, is available to view here,