Ages
Year 10 - Year 13
Group size
4 - 8 pupils
Price
£150 per term

What's great about that great game, TV series, book, film, chart release, or event you're hooked on?
That feeling that it will stay with you your whole life?
Perhaps it will. But not everything can last forever.
And yet some works do.

Why not compare the stuff you're into with works that have lasted centuries - or even millennia?

Explore Ideas of Beauty, Truth, Justice, Goodness, Freedom, Harmony, and the Sublime. Engage in a 'Great Conversation' that has fascinated thinkers universally from small indigenous cultures to huge cultural empires.
Question everything.
Liberate your senses. Free your mind.

On this course you will learn:

  • How to go beyond 'I like it because it makes me feel good'.
  • How to develop critical tools to evaluate 'goodness'.
  • The heritage of 'Universals: Truth, Beauty, Goodness' and why they matter.
  • The meanings of 'Freedom'.
  • The importance of harmony.
  • Why people get so excited about certain ideas.
  • What's so special about the Sublime.
  • And most importantly - what's in it for you:
  • Clearer thinking, deeper insights into the goodness in the stuff you like, and a wider perspective on cultural heritage 

About Leon

Leon is a teacher steeped in the wonder and wisdom of the traditional integrated and integrative classical liberal arts, and is a keen supporter of living traditions, including living traditions of oral storytelling. He is author of several books including Aesop The Storyteller (Aladdin's Cave Press, 2008), a collection of 12 versified Aesopic fables, and History Riddles (Liberalis Books, 2013).

Requirements

Students will need standard stationery supplies, and access to digital resources, including word processing softward and EITHER a digital shared workplace OR a hard copy A4 ring-file binder with dividers. In both cases, they will need facilities to upload clear scans or pictures of homework tasks. All courses will be taught on line in a specialised learning environment - a fast broadband connection is advisable. Some background reading will be required.

Accessibility and Flexibility

Content will be adapted to individual levels and interests as much as possible. Special needs students can be provided for (please contact the tutor to discuss before enrolling) and assessments can be handed in via video rather than in written format, with videos uploaded to YouTube or WeTransfer and shared via private link on this site.

 

Requirements for school to support this club

Suitable study premises

Tech/Admin support for helping with connectivity

Adult on-site supervision for helping with focus and concentration