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Oxford Study Abroad Programme - Week 3

Updated: Sep 3, 2019

This summer, Christian Maloney '21 and John DiGravio '21 attended the Reagan-Thatcher Lecture Series at the University of Oxford. Their participation was sponsored by the George Edward Durell Scholarship, a special grant from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.


During the third week of the programme, Christian and John attended lectures presented by their Oxford tutors, Dr. Mark Almond and Dr. Tudor Jones. The lectures were conducted at New College, Oxford, and covered the following topics:

  • John Locke: The Roots of Liberal Constitutionalism

  • Edmund Burke: The Organic View of Society and the Western Conservative Tradition

  • John Stuart Mill: The Libertarian Case for Freedom of Speech and Expression

  • British One-Nation Conservatism: From Disraeli to Baldwin, Macmillan, and Heath

  • The End of Consensus: Keith Joseph, Margaret Thatcher, and the Centre for Policy Studies

  • Margaret Thatcher's Foreign Policy

Christian Maloney '21 taking notes in a New College lecture room. A portrait of Philip Shuttleworth, Warden of New College (1822-1840), and Bishop of Chichester oversees his work.

Christian and John also completed their second week of tutorial essays. Christian continued his study of the American presidency, while John wrote about Edmund Burke and his views on the American Revolution.


During their free weekend, Christian and John traveled to Inverness, a city near Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands.

Christian and John are deeply grateful for the support of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the George Edward Durell Scholarship. They look forward to sharing more updates from their studies abroad next week.

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