Benedictus on YouTube
Visit and subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see videos from the Summer Schooland lectures from the Academic Research Forum.
An Introduction to Benedictus
Art and Music 1050-1800
The video below was made to present a course on the artistic and cultural contexts of music to students at the Royal Academy of Music.
It formed part of the lecture Culture and the Western Canon given by Clare Hornsby in the UK, Italy and in the USA. Read the lecture below.
SS&B_Announcement Click to download
Our Matters of Principle The Benedictus Matters of Principle was written in 2011 as a founding document, setting out the aims and objectives of the College. Click to download
Jean-Pierre Casey: closing speech of the 2015 Research Forum Jean-Pierre Casey, a member of the Board of Trustees of Benedictus Trust, gave a stirring and inspiring talk to close the Forum this June. Click to download
Newman's Idea of a University In 1858 Cardinal John Henry Newman published a volume of lectures entitled The Idea of a University, which explained his philosophy of education.
Newman believed in a middle way between free thinking and moral authority - one that would respect the rights of knowledge as well as the rights of Revelation.
This is a summary by the Society for the Study of Cardinal Newman. If you would like to read the full work please go to www.newmanreader.org/works/idea/Click to download
Rowan Williams on True Education In 2004, the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams gave a fascinating Oxford University Commemoration Day Sermon on the weaknesses in the current UK philosophy of higher education and the need for, and great value of, true education.Click to download
Dorothy L. Sayers on Classical Education Alongside writing very popular detective novels Dorothy L. Sayers also wrote an influential and witty essay on the value of classical education. It was first presented at Oxford in 1947.Click to download
Culture and the Western Canon Clare Hornsby, one of the founders of Benedictus, gave this lecture in the UK, Italy and the USA in 2013.
The lecture is entitled Culture and the Western Canon: the Arts Expressing the Thought of Catholic Europe.Click to download
Summer School Award Winning Essay “The reason… why the philosopher may be likened to the poet is this: both are concerned with the marvellous” (Thomas Aquinas): Terror and hope: the reaction of philosophy and poetry in front of wonder. Essay by Cecilia Leardini, the inaugural Summer School Stratdford Caldecott Memorial Award winner, 2014.Click to download