Professor Andrew Peterson joined the Jubilee Centre on 1st November 2018, as Chair in Character and Citizenship Education. Since joining the Centre, Professor Peterson chaired the Townley Inspire 2018 conference which took place on Friday 9th November. Aimed at bringing the principles of character education, positive psychology and wellbeing to the forefront of education, the conference was attended by over 250 delegates, including school teachers, school senior leaders, and school governors. Professor Peterson is the author of Civic republicanism and civic education and Compassion and education: Cultivating Compassionate children, schools and communities. Centre staff look forward to working with him on the current research projects.