Twentieth Century Literature

Blog Post 6, Week 8

Write a letter to John Henry Cardinal Newman telling him how much you appreciate his take on what a university education should be about

John Henry Cardinal Newman,

I really appreciate your take on what university education should be about. As an education student, I too believe that university is a place where knowledge can be transmitted and that this type of knowledge should be different to that used within the marketplace.

The ability to attend university to gain an education and further our knowledge on all different levels is a privileged and an honour; it is not something accessible to everyone. It is a place where we can use our imagination and personal feelings and experiences in order to build on and understand areas such as literature, philosophy and the arts.

It is a place for us to grow and develop in our understandings of knowledge, the world around us, and also our inner lives and feelings.


Nicole Walsh