In October 2016, the Centre delivered its free online course What is Character? Virtue Ethics in Education for the fourth time, attracting more than 17,000 learners from across the world since launching in January 2015. The course, which is run in partnership with FutureLearn, has generated extensive discussion about character education, and in particular, the caught/taught debate - whether character should be taught in schools, and how it should be taught. Collectively across the course runs, more than 23,000 comments have been posted by learners on the course discussion boards demonstrating widespread engagement with the topic. The course also continues to provide an excellent taster experience for anyone interested in further study in the area of character education, and in particular the University of Birmingham's new MA in Character Education. You can find out more here. Any future dates for the What is Character? course will be announced in the Centre's monthly e-newsletter.