An Oxford Evening with Dr. Louis Markos

Dr. Janna Chance, Dr. Louis Markos & Dr. Brad Green

Dr. Janna Chance, Dr. Louis Markos & Dr. Brad Green

Story & Photography by Woody Woodard

Augustine School hosted “An Oxford Evening,” featuring the works of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. The room was decorated in a distinct British theme with English roses, Antique Tolkien books, an old manual typewriter and typical English foods. One of the extraordinary items on the silent auction was a trip to Oxford, England.

Dr. Louis Markos, a professor of English and Scholar-in-Residence at Houston Baptist University, spoke to the audience on historical classical virtues of courage, temperance, wisdom and justice, noting that these are neglected virtues and that schools like Augustine can be instrumental in bringing these virtues to light in our society.

The Augustine School philosophy is one that promotes the Western Classical education and insures that students are engaged with their mind and heart, thereby producing an academically excellent, well rounded individual who is ready to make a difference in our society.