What Makes Benedictus Unique?

We plan to be the first liberal arts college in the UK
- offering a radically new option for undergraduate education. The liberal arts explore the intrinsic connections between wide-ranging areas of study rather than restricting learning through specialisation.

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Our Philosophy of Education
- We believe that knowledge exists for the sake of itself and that true education should be more than the sharing of information; it should aim at the attainment of wisdom and truth.

Everyone studies the same course
- all students will read, study and discuss the same material together making them part of a unique community of learning unlike any other university in the UK.

We use original sources
- students will learn directly from the original texts and works of art and music. Mornings will be spent with the great writers and afternoons out of the classroom experiencing our resources first-hand.

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Breadth as well as depth
- our students will research and analyse from a broad base; they are taught to use their breadth of knowledge to think seriously about the most significant issues of life. Our students will be well placed for further study, professional training and future careers thanks to the benefits of a liberal arts education.

Why study the Liberal Arts?

Our commitment to the Catholic tradition
- we will be looking at the central role that the Catholic faith and its intellectual and material culture has had for 2000 years in the creation of our civilisation.

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Our students will encounter the works of a wide variety of great minds...

Mozart, Reynolds, Aristotle, Darwin, George Eliot, Plato, Mary Shelley, Raphael, Aquinas, Inigo Jones
Mozart, Reynolds, Aristotle, Darwin, George Eliot, Plato, Mary Shelley, Raphael, Aquinas, Inigo Jones

 

... and read a range of contemporary texts.