Is the New College of the Humanities a good or a bad thing?
The philosopher A. C. Grayling has collaborated with a number of prominent academics to found the New College of the Humanities. The institution shall be based in London, and is intended as a response to dwindling government funding for the arts in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, students attending the NCH will be required to pay £18,000 a year in tuition fees, more than twice the current maximum for a public university. Professor Terry Eagleton has criticized Grayling's project, suggesting that the institution will create further divisions between the humanities and other university courses, whilst creating a generation of scholars hand-picked from the wealthiest minority. Is he right? [Read More]