What is good?

Attending lectures from first class academics is part of many courses at Alton College. Not all learning takes place in classrooms; students often take part in trips, talks and lectures outside campus. As part of their A level Philosophy course, students recently attended an Ethics lecture at Bedales School.  Alf Hamer, Daniel Guy and Peter Baillie, all previously at Amery Hill School, Aga Slusarska, previously at Mill Chase, Molly Prior, previously at Bohunt School and Kate Adler, previously at Weydon School attended the lecture which was given by Professor Simon Blackburn renowned Philosopher and  Emeritus  at the University of Cambridge. The subject of the lecture was considering ‘what is good?’ An exploration of the Meta-Ethical problems of a claim that an act is good, through to the relative or absolute nature of moral claims.

It is important for our students to experience Philosophy beyond the classroom and this opportunity to listen to and actively participate in an academically challenging lecture is an invaluable experience. Find out more about studying Philosophy, Religion and Ethics here or come to our next Open Evening on Tuesday 7 November 6-8:30pm to speak to our specialist, experienced staff about course choices and life@altoncollege.