Catholic Workers' College
Visitors' and Trustees:
The Archbishops of England and Wales
Governing Body: The Executive Committee of the Catholic Social Guild
Principal: Rev. L. O'Hea, S.J., M.A.
The College was opened in 1921 in memory of Father Charles Plater, S.J., founder of the Catholic Social Guild. It provides residential university teaching in the social sciences for adult wage earners of elementary education and trains them for leadership in working-class life.
Instruction in moral philosophy, Catholic social doctrine and the foundations of religion is given by priests resident in Oxford. Economics, history, local government, etc., are taught by university tutors and lecturers and the Principal is advised in regard to studies by a committee of university teachers.
The College is approved by the University and many of its students have obtained the University's Diploma in Economics and Political Science. It is recognized by the Board of Education, under the Adult Education Regulations, and receives a grant.
This venture in Catholic social action has been well justified by the record of work done by past students. The course does not help them to better positions in life and they usually return to their former occupations. They have used their training with effect as members of public bodies, in trade unions, by organizing and leading study circles and helping to form opinion. They retain contact with each other, with the College and the Guild.
HOW TO HELP THE COLLEGE: (1) Scholarships are urgently needed (fees £100 per annum) to enable more students to profit by its training. Various local committees provide scholarships by popular effort and badly need support. (2) Gifts are needed for the general funds of the College and to supplement the scholarships in special cases. (3) You can help also by introducing suitable students for the College.
Address: The Principal,
CATHOLIC WORKERS' COLLEGE, OXFORD
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