Professor Kristjánsson receives Honorary Doctorate

Professor Kristjánsson receives Honorary Doctorate

Professor Kristján Kristjánsson received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Humanistic Studies (UvH) in Utrecht, Holland, presented on the university’s anniversary on January 29th. A conference on January 30 at the university was related to his work on phronesis in professional contexts. Previous recipients of an Honorary Doctorate from UvH include Martha Nussbaum and Amartya […]

Professor Arthur Visits Vatican State

James Arthur February 2024

On the last day of his semester at the Angelicum University in Rome, Professor Arthur was invited by his old friend Sr Raffaella to the Vatican for tea. Sr Raffaela is the Secretary General of the Vatican City State and is the first women ever to hold this important position. Professor Arthur has now moved […]

Ben Miller Receives Ambassador of Character Award


As part of the Centre’s 12th annual conference at Madgelen College, Oxford, Ben Miller (Reading School) was presented with the 2024 Ambassador of Character Award. Ben is a graduate of the Centre’s MA Character Education programme and is Head of Theology and Philosophy and Character Lead at Reading School. Ben continues to promote character education within his […]

Kern Grant to Enhance Research and Practice Across the USA


The Jubilee Centre has received a significant grant from the Kern Family Foundation to support character education research and practice across the USA. The grant will be used to support USA-based graduates of the MA Character Education programme. Graduates will be able to apply to the Jubilee Centre for funding and support which will support local […]

The Jubilee Centre’s 12th Annual Conference: Virtuous Leadership and Character

  From 4th – 6th January, the Jubilee Centre hosted the 12th annual conference on ‘Virtuous Leadership and Character’. 120 delegates attended from various global organisations, exploring challenges and research surrounding character-based leadership. Across the three days, keynotes were delivered from Professor Michael Lamb (F. M. Kirby Foundation Chair of Leadership and Character at Wake […]

Centre Staff Delivering Lecture Series on Character and Virtues in Rome


Since September, Professor James Arthur has been leading a series of lectures on character virtues, leadership, and human flourishing in Rome to priests and seminarians from all over the globe. He has also been invited to speak at the English-speaking Colleges (American, English, Irish, and Scottish) along with a selection of the Pontifical Universities. As […]

Centre Welcome South Korean Delegation

S. Korean Visitors

On 28th November, a delegation from the Gyeonggi Province Office of Education’s Life Character Education Department, South Korea, visited the Jubilee Centre to learn more about the research and work conducted by the Centre. The delegation are currently designing the direction of educational policy development in Gyeonggi Province with the goal of cultivating character that […]

Centre Hosts MA Character Education Residential at the University of Birmingham

On Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November, the MA Character Education hosted an on-campus residential for its students. Students attended seminar sessions from MA Character Education tutors and guest speakers, including four graduates of the MA who are now enrolled on an Education PhD focused on character education. As well as attending talks, students presented […]

Professor Kristján Kristjánsson Publishes New Book on Phronesis

A new book on phronesis (practical wisdom) by Professor Kristján Kristjánsson and Professor Blaine Fowers (Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Jubilee Centre) was released on October 23rd 2023, although the official year of publication is 2024. In Phronesis: Retrieving Practical Wisdom in Psychology, Philosophy, and Education, Kristján Kristjánsson and Blaine J. Fowers work through some […]

Professor Tom Harrison and Dr. Shane McLoughlin Present at CIPD Annual Conference

Professor Tom Harrison and Dr. Shane McLoughlin gave a presentation on character and professional ethics at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) annual conference in Manchester.  The CIPD is a globally recognised professional body for HR and people development. This conference was attended by approximately 5,000 industry professionals. During the conference, Professor Harrison […]