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C.S. LEWIS, TOLKIEN, NEWMAN, CHESTERTON...Study the Western Tradition at
Oxford and Cambridge:
This Summer...Study C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, G.K. Chesterton, John
Henry Newman, Edmund Burke, Literature, Philosophy, Religion and Ethics
at Oxford and Cambridge.
THE PHOENIX INSTITUTE OXFORD SUMMER PROGRAMME
Brasenose College, University of Oxford and King's College, University
July 17 - August 4, 2000
"Relativism and the New Millenium: Cultural Revival in a
Speakers and Themes include:
"C.S. Lewis and the Poison of Subjectivism"
Walter Hooper, secretary and executor of C.S. Lewis' literary estate,
is the author of C.S. LEWIS: A COMPANION AND GUIDE. He
is editing Lewis' letters.
"John Henry Newman and the Critique of Enlightenment Rationalism"
Rev. Ian Ker, the foremost scholar on John Henry Newman, is a Tutor
at Campion Hall, Oxford and author of JOHN HENRY NEWMAN:
"What is Liberalism?"
"What is Conservatism?"
Dr. Anthony Cockshut, Emeritus Fellow and Tutor in English Literature
at Hertford College, Oxford, has edited works by Trollope and Scott.
He is the author of TRUTH TO LIFE: THE ART OF BIOGRAPHY
IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY and MAN AND WOMAN: A
STUDY OF LOVE AND THE NOVEL, 1740-1940.
"Chesterton's Critique of Modernism"
Aidan Mackey, Director of the Chesterton Institute at Plater College
in Oxford, is the editor of THE COLLECTED WORKS OF G.K.
CHESTERTON: COLLECTED POETRY.
"Edmund Burke and the Moral Basis of Politics"
"Burke Contra Historicism"
Professor Joseph Pappin is Professor of Philosophy and Dean
of the University of South Carolina, Lancaster. Author of THE
METAPHYSICS OF EDMUND BURKE, Dr. Pappin is the
Director of the Edmund Burke Society of America.
"Relativism in Ancient Greek Thought: Plato's Answer to Protagoras"
Dr. Nicholas Richardson, Fellow and Tutor in Classics and Vice-Warden
of Merton College, Oxford, writes about early Greek epic poetry, ancient
literary criticism, and Greek Religion.
"Objective Truth: Can You Know It?"
"Personalism: Its Significance for the Natural Law and for Human
Professor Josef Seifert is the founder and Rector of The International
Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein. He is the author of scholarly
works in epistemology, metaphysics, the existence of God and medical
ethics. His books include BACK TO 'THINGS IN THEMSELVES':
PHENOMENOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR CLASSICAL REALISM and WHAT IS LIFE?THE
ORIGINALITY, IRREDUCIBILITY, AND VALUE OF LIFE.
"Religion in Russia: A View from the Regions"
Rev. Michael Bourdeaux, Canon of Rochester Cathedral, founder and
Director of The Keston Institute, received the 1984 Templeton Prize
for Progress in Religion. He is the author of more than twenty books,
including GORBACHEV,GLASNOST AND THE GOSPEL and THE
POLITICS OF RELIGION IN RUSSIA.
"Reckoning with Moscow: Soviet Prison, Archives and Historiography"
Vladimir Bukovsky, a neurobiologist and human rights activist, spent many
years as a prisoner of conscience in Soviet prisons, psychiatric
hospitals, and labour camps. He has written of his experience in TO BUILD
and I CHOOSE FREEDOM. His most recent book is RECKONING WITH
"Further Thoughts on Frankenstein: Science and Religion"
Professor Marilyn Butler, Rector of Exeter College, Oxford and Professor
of English Literature, has edited works by Jane Austin and Mary Shelley,
and is author of ROMANTICS, REBELS AND REACTIONARIES:
ENGLISH LITERATURE AND ITS BACKGROUND, 1760-1830, and
BURKE, PAINE, GODWIN AND THE REVOLUTION CONTROVERSY.
"The Christian Basis of Science"
Dr. Peter Hodgson, Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and Head
of the Nuclear Physics Theoretical Group of the Nuclear Particle Physics
Laboratory, has written numerous books and research articles on nuclear
physics and on the connections between science and theology.
"Cultural Revival in Islam: Challenges and Questions"
Dr. Yahya Michot, Fellow of The Centre for Islamic Studies, University
of Oxford, writes about Islamic history, philosophy, and culture. He has
edited works of Ibn Taymiyah (1263-1328).
"The Witness of Poetry:The Significance of Geoffrey Hill."
Dr. A.V. Schmidt, the Bradley-Maxwell Fellow and Tutor in English
Literature at Balliol College, Oxford, is author and editor of numerous
books, including T.S. ELIOT AND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
and THE UNITY OF EUROPEAN CULTURE: THE CONTRIBUTION
OF T.S. ELIOT.
"Physical Prison, Metaphysical Exile: Wilde, Solzhenitsyn, and Tolkien"
Joseph Pearce, a prolific essayist and biographer, is the author of
AND INNOCENCE: A LIFE OF G.K. CHESTERTON, TOLKIEN: MAN
AND MYTH, LITERARY CONVERTS, and SOLZHENITSYN: A SOUL
"Corruption in Public Life"
Rt. Hon. The Lord Nolan,PC, was judge at the High Court of Justice
Queen's Bench Division (1982-91), Lord Justice of Appeal (1991-93),
and Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (1994-98). He was the first head of
the Committee on Standards in Public Life, which under his direction,
proposed major reforms of government in Britain. He lectures about
ethics and government, and is Chancellor of the Univeristy of Essex.
"The Inhumanity of Western Prisons"
Sir Stephen Tumin was Her Majesty's Inspector of Prisons and Principal
of St. Edmund's Hall. He is active in prison reform, and is author of
THE FUTURE OF CRIME AND PUNISHMENT.
"Introducing Medical Ethics"
Dr. Helen Watt, Research Fellow at the Linacre Center for Healthcare
Ethics, is the author of the forthcoming book, LIFE AND CARE IN
The course at Brasenose College follows the Oxford tutorial system,
giving each participant the freedom to learn independently, while being
assisted and guided by a trained tutor.Students attend one or two
lectures each day, and meet each week in a small group with a tutor.
Tutorials are focused on
questions, topics and readings drawn from the lectures and the respective
fields of study. For those taking the course for credit, there are two
short essays and a final examination. Access to the Brasenose College
Library and computer room will be provided. There will be ample time
available for exploring Oxford, punting excursions, and for other social
events at the students' leisure.In addition to the lectures in Cambridge,
there will be a day-trip to London and an optional visit to Parliament.
Location: Brasenose College, University of Oxford
Founded in 1509, Brasenose College is located in the heart of historic
Oxford, near the university's famous Bodleian Library, the Radcliffe
Camera, and the university's church, St. Mary the Virgin, where John
Henry Newman delivered his famous sermons.
The present college founded under a charter by King Henry VIII,
a medieval academic hall. The college's existing buildings date from the
to the 20th century. The Old Quad and the gatehouse are original Tudor
buildings, erected in the 16th century. The chapel and library, built in
17th century, are exquisite examples of the English baroque style.
On July 28th and 29th, students will travel to King's College,
Founded in 1441 by King Henry VI, the college is famous for its
chapel, complete by Henry VIII in 1544. It is an outstanding example of
Perpendicular style, with its elegant fan vaults. The Adoration of the
by Rubens hangs at the east end of the chapel.
Room and Board
The cost for tuition, the reader,and basic bed and breakfast is
En suite accomodations are available for $2,130.00. Air travel expenses
to the United Kingdom are not included. Participants will need additional
funds for lunch and dinner costs and $45 for coach transportation to
Cambridge and London to attend scheduled lectures there.
For further information or applications contact:
>From the USA: From the UnitedKingdom
Charles Strauch Marie Cabaud
Oxford Summer Programme 1 Water Eaton Road
P.O. Box 217 Oxford, OX2 7QQ
Woodstock, Maryland 21163 United Kingdom
email: oxford.uk@... mcabaud@...
tel.: (410) 445-9299 (44) 1865-517-048
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