Professor Peter Singer to lecture at New College of the Humanities

New College of the Humanities (NCH) announces today that Dr. Peter Singer will deliver two lectures on the subject of ‘Ethics and Animals’ on 5th and 6th June 2014.

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(PRWEB UK) 5 June 2014

New College of the Humanities (NCH) announces today that Dr. Peter Singer will deliver two lectures on the subject of ‘Ethics and Animals’ on 5th and 6th June 2014.

Professor Peter Singer will engage with students, staff and friends of the College on this timely debate, following a year-long programme of professorial lectures as part of the compulsory Applied Ethics module of the College.

Professor Singer was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946, and educated at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. He has taught at the University of Oxford, La Trobe University and Monash University. Since 1999 he has been Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. From 2005, he has also held the part-time position of Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.

He first became well known internationally after the publication of Animal Liberation in 1975. Since then he has written many other books, including Practical Ethics; The Expanding Circle; How Are We to Live?, The Ethics of What We Eat (with Jim Mason) and most recently, The Life You Can Save.

A C Grayling, Master of New College of the Humanities, said: “We are pleased to welcome Professor Singer again to New College of the Humanities. His insights greatly benefit students and staff alike.”

Professor Singer is one among many visiting professors who are closely involved in the College, and provide lectures on its compulsory modules of Applied Ethics, Science Literacy and Logic & Critical Thinking. The Science Literacy module was developed and is delivered entirely by Professors Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Steven Pinker and Daniel Dennett. Professor A C Grayling teaches modules in Philosophy, Politics and Logic & Critical Thinking.

In addition to their 12-module single honours undergraduate degree from the University of London, all NCH students study a further eight modules. These comprise modules from another of the College’s degree subjects or Art History, Classical Studies, or Psychology as a contextual course, and core modules in Applied Ethics, Logic & Critical Thinking, and Science Literacy, plus the College’s three-year Professional Programme.

The College’s rolling applications process is independent of UCAS and applications can be made in addition to the five UCAS choices and can still be made for entry in 2014.

Visit http://www.NCHum.org for all enquiries and applications.

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For further information, please contact:
Desi Lyon
T: +44 (0)2072911385
E: desi(dot)lyon(at)NCHum(dot)org

Notes to editors:

About New College of the Humanities

New College of the Humanities (NCH) offers a new model of higher education for the humanities in the UK. NCH students enjoy one of the best staff-to-student ratios in UK higher education and benefit from a high number of quality contact hours including engaging and challenging one-to-one tutorials.

Our professors are international experts in their fields and our full- time academic staff members have been selected for their proven ability in teaching as well as for their research interests.

NCH welcomed its first intake of students in September 2012 and prepares students for undergraduate degrees in: Economics BSc; English BA; History BA; Law LLB, Philosophy BA and Politics & International Relations BSc.

In addition to their 12-module single honours undergraduate degree from the University of London, all NCH students study a further eight modules. These comprise four modules from another degree subject or Art History, Classical Studies, or Psychology as a contextual course, and three core modules in Applied Ethics, Logic & Critical Thinking, and Science Literacy, plus the College’s three-year Professional Programme.

The College is centrally located in Bloomsbury, London’s university district and students, as associate members of the University of London, have access to many of the resources of the University of London: the exceptional library in Senate House, the University of London Union, sports facilities, and many other opportunities to enrich themselves through extra-curricular activity.

The College’s rolling applications process is independent of UCAS and applications can be made in addition to the five UCAS choices. Visit http://www.NCHum.org or call 020 7637 4550 for all enquiries and applications.
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Recent research

In March 2014 NCH commissioned YouthSight, an independent youth research agency, to conduct research into the academic experiences of NCH students. The survey was based on annual research YouthSight conduct for HEPI with c14000 students at public universities in the UK. Using the NCH results and data collected on behalf of HEPI, YouthSight were able to directly compare the academic experience of NCH students with students studying Humanities/Social Sciences at Russell Group universities in 2014. HEPI were informed that this research took place.

The statistics show (percentage in brackets reflects HEPI results for those studying humanities and social sciences at Russell Group universities):

General:

  •     63 per cent of students at New College of the Humanities say that their university experience has exceeded their expectations. (2014: 28 per cent/ 2013: 32%)

Contact time:

  •     New College of the Humanities students experience an average of 13.8 hours of contact time per week. (2014: 9.85/ 2013: 9.93)

Assignments and feedback:

  •     Students at New College of the Humanities complete 13.7 assignments per term (6.44)
  •     84 per cent of feedback at New College of the Humanities is given in person (2014: 36 per cent/ 2013: 40%)
  •     91 per cent of students at New College of the Humanities claim it is easy to schedule time to discuss work, or discuss work on email, outside of scheduled work hours (2014: 69 per cent/ 2013: 76%)
  •     88 per cent of students at New College of the Humanities state they have sufficient access to academic staff outside timetabled sessions in order to discuss aspects of their work (2014: 71 per cent/ 2013: 73%)
  •     88 per cent of students at New College of the Humanities are satisfied with the amount of timetables sessions (2014: 61%/ 2013: 62%)


Contact

  • Desi Lyon
    New College of the Humanities Ltd
    +44 2072911385
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