Insight Series

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues Insight Series

In addition to the academic aspirations of the Jubilee Centre, we seek to influence public debate and bring our research findings to bear on practical issues in UK communities, schools, workplaces and homes. We, thus, have an implicit transformative aim: to change the way virtues and values are conceptualised, understood and adhered to by the general public.

In order to make this implicit aim more visible, we present our Insight Series with short pieces written by Jubilee Centre members and associates on issues close to their hearts. These are not exclusively academic articles but rather thought pieces and short reports on issues that bear on the work conducted in the Jubilee Centre. These pieces are written in a language that is accessible and intelligent to general readers and academics alike, and we hope that they provide welcome food for thought for our readers. While authors present personal viewpoints, the series is meant to be balanced as well as thought provoking and all in the series will contain suggestions for further reading.

The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues or the University of Birmingham.