“Art, Culture, & Faith”
Study in London and Oxford
Last year, Second Spring collaborated with Benedictus.
The course began in London working with the Benedictus formula of classroom seminars and lecture visits to galleries and museums with a focus on philosophy and material culture. Themes explored include the faith in transition from medieval to early modern culture and the Northern Renaissance.
The course then transferred to Oxford for the Second Spring module of the two-week programme where classes and excursions concentrated on literature and history, tracing the cultural impact of the Reformation and the revival of Catholic faith and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Last year’s faculty included Dr Clare Hornsby, Léonie Caldecott, Dr Gerard Kilroy, Rev. Dr U. M. Lang, c.o., Prof. Guido Milanese, Dr Michael Ward, Matthew O’Keeffe, Miguel Ayres de Campos, Sebastian Morello, and Roy Peachey.
A student who loves Tolkien or C.S. Lewis, or Cardinal Newman or Chesterton, would naturally wish at some point to visit England, and come to Oxford, and see the places where these men lived and wrote their works of genius. And there would be no better way of starting such a journey, and of seeing all the important places guided by friends of those authors, than to attend the Second Spring Summer School in early August. The visitor will immediately feel at home, and the guides will ensure that the sights seen will take on deeper meaning. I recommend this summer school to all young Americans, and to others of every age and notion.” —Robert Moynihan, Editor, Inside the Vatican
A liberal arts College rooted in a curriculum that has proved its value over the centuries is exactly what is needed in Britain now, and Benedictus has put together just the team that is needed for the job.” —Roger Scruton
WATCH THE 2014 & 2015 BENEDICTUS SUMMER SCHOOL VIDEOS HERE.