Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write

discontent and restlessness will soon develop, unless the individual is doing what he or she, individually, is fitted for. Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves. What humans can be, they must be. They must be true to their own nature. This need we may call self-actualization.

Maslow’s 5th basic need

Acquire those things which one can never lose

If I had children I should tell them that in this age one ought to be prepared for everything, for no one can count on the future. And I should add that people should rely on nothing that can be taken away; but try to acquire those things which one can never lose till one ceases to exist: fortitude, energy, knowledge, and prudence.

Alexis De Tocqueville, 1848

Aristotle’s Cave

God reaches out to create Adam by Michelangelo

Suppose there were men who had always lived underground … but had learned by report and hearsay that there was a divine spirit and power. … Read more

5 Short Reads

5 Short Reads. Liberal Arts Online

5 shorter reads. A reading list that can be enjoyed at anytime and whose brevity belies its depth. For Donald Winnicott, the psyche is not … Read more

What is Liberal Arts?

One of the questions we get asked most is “What is Liberal Arts?” closely followed by “What is a Liberal Arts Degree?”. While Liberal Arts … Read more

Lockdown Listening

Liberal Arts Lockdown Listening can be enjoyed entirely alone, with friends and family*, for pure pleasure, deep contemplation, as a soundtrack to accompany melancholy, and/or … Read more

Summer Watching

A Liberal Arts summer watching list for those of you who are joining our BA (Hons) Liberal Arts programme later this year, or still thinking about doing … Read more

Summer Reading

If you are joining our BA (Hons) Liberal Arts programme this year, or still thinking about doing so, then you might want to look over … Read more