University of Birmingham Jubilee Centre

By | 20th April 2017

University of Birmingham Jubilee Centre

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The Jubilee Centre is a pioneering interdisciplinary research centre focussing on character, virtues and values in the interest of human flourishing. The Centre promotes a moral concept of character in order to explore the importance of virtue for public and professional life. The Centre is a leading informant on policy and practice in this area and through its extensive range of projects contributes to a renewal of character virtues in both individuals and societies. The above film and brochure (right) illustrate the impact and influence that the Jubilee Centre has achieved with politicians, policymakers, educationalists and other key stakeholders during its first phase of work (2012-2015). This influence and impact continues to grow during the current phase of work (2015-2017).

Click here for an overview of the Jubilee Centre’s reach and impact

Our Goals

Strengthening character virtues in Britain

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues will address critical questions about character in Britain. The Centre will promote, build and strengthen character virtues in the contexts of the family, school, community, university, professions, voluntary organisations and the wider workplace. We believe that character is constituted by the virtues, such as courage, justice, honesty, compassion, self-discipline, gratitude, generosity and humility.  These virtues:

  1. are critical to individual excellence;
  2. contribute to societal flourishing;
  3. can be exercised within all human contexts;
  4. are educable.

We believe that the virtues that characterise a distinctly human form of life influence how we think and act in the particular situations that confront us.

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues is a pioneering interdisciplinary research centre focussing on character, virtues and values in the interest of human flourishing.

It promotes a moral concept of character in order to explore the importance of virtue for public and professional life.

The Centre is a leading informant on policy and practice in this area and through its extensive range of projects contributes to a renewal of character and virtues in both individuals and societies.

Contact us

Email: jubileecentre@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Website: www.jubileecentre.ac.uk On this dedicated website you may also sign up for the monthly newsletter to keep you updated on news and events.

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