A scholarship, tenable at the Catholic Workers' College, Oxford, is offered to a student, either man or woman, from the London area, for a period of one year (but which may he extended for a second year), commencing in October, 1938.
Candidates should be working men and women of between the ages of 20 and 30, who have shown their aptitude and desire for study by attendance at some form of evening class or study-circle. They should have a reasonable chance of regaining their employment at the end of their course, and a desire to put into practice the Pope's maxim that " the first and immediate apostles of the working-men must themselves be working-men."
" Press the Claims . . "
Many who might benefit by a course of intensive study either modestly underestimate their ability or fear to make a break in the work on which they arc engaged even with the prospect of doing more valuable service in the future. It is therefore hoped that the members and friends of the Catholic Social Guild, including priests and leaders of study-circles, will press the claims of this scholarship upon suitable candidates.
Further particulars and application forms, which should be returned by Monday, May 9, may be obtained from the Hon. Secretary, who will also be very glad to receive donations or subscriptions to the Scholarship Fund.
The Catholic Workers' College is the only Catholic institution for resident adult education. It is, however. only one out of a number of such (non-Catholic) institutions recognised by the Board of Education, and by many of the Local Education Authorities, including the London, Middlesex and Essex County Councils.
What They Do
The students follow courses of lectures at Oxford University, and take a diploma in politics and sociology. They also study Catholic moral philosophy.
They then return to their ordinary work, and are in a position to put forward the true Catholic principles of sociology in trade unions and other working class organisations.