The Australian Catholic University officially welcomed its inaugural group of Ramsay Scholars at its North Sydney campus earlier this month.
John Tabuteau and Thomas Meney, members of the Redfield Class of 2020, were part of this special group. Former Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard OM AC, attended the event in his role as Chairman of the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation.
A partnership between the ACU and the Ramsay Centre has created the opportunity for these students to complete the university's newly created Bachelor of Arts degree in Western Civilisation. They will be supported by scholarships worth up to $30,000 p.a. for up to five years. They will be taught in small class sizes, receive academic mentoring and will also be funded to participate in an overseas experience as part of their studies. Internationally renowned educators will also feature as teachers of the program.
The ACU's degree will cover a structured and integrated humanities curriculum from antiquity to the present and include an optional honours year. The degree '... will give ambitious students a deep understanding of western literature, philosophy, art, politics, religion, science and history, and how these help us to understand our world and the dialogue between cultures.'
Congratulations from all at Redfield to John Tabateau and Thomas Meney!