Growing up you believe the world is meant to be the way it is. The older I get the more I realise that this is not the case. The world is full of injustices and atrocities that governments and the voice of faith expect us to accept, though with each passing year they grow fewer and fewer, at least one would hope. I have created this blog as a space for me to rant about all things science, politics, philosophy and religion, before it’s too late and the vessel of new atheism propelled by a growing surge in secularism solves all of the world’s problems for good.

Monday, 18 July 2011

An elite new college called New College

Interested in another university degree and can spare £18,000-a-year? Richard Dawkins and other big names like AC Grayling, Lawrence Krauss, Ronald Dworkin QC, and Steven Jones among others are heading up a new private elite college unimaginatively named New College.

That price tag is twice the cost of the most expensive public university fees, with a number of people fearing it will only be available to those with the deepest pockets and not necessarily the best minds. However, they're going to offer 1 in 5 people scholarships for the first cohort of 200 that begin, and want to bring that ratio to 1 in 3. 

I've mixed feelings around the idea, especially as the main shareholders are business tycoons. However, at least this group of brilliant minds are making their skills available to others all in one epic degree. Wish I had the time and money.

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