Magdalen College: From the Summit

Mary Mumbach: “An Education for Heroism”

December 16, 2019

In this dialogue, Mary Mumbach, a senior member of the college's faculty, considers what it means to experience "an education for heroism."  Ranging widely to include Shakespeare, and Benedict XVI, she takes up the question of how we educate students to live heroically, seeking a wisdom born of imagination and paradox.  While reflecting on the wisdom of her teachers, she offers thoughts on the place of the poetic imagination in the arts and in her life of teaching and learning.

Links of potential interest:

Mumbach's "The courage of reason and the scandal of education" in Gained Horizons: Regensburg and the Enlargement of Reason

Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts


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