Temenos Academy Young Scholars

For the benefit of young students who are attracted to the Temenos Academy’s approach to learning from, and not merely about, the great religious and philosophical traditions, we have established the Temenos Academy Young Scholars scheme, a special free membership of the Academy for young people aged 18-35 years.

Applicants are asked to submit a paper on a topic of their choice written in a way that emulates the first five of the ‘Ten Basic Principles that inspire the work of Temenos’, which are:

Acknowledgement of Divinity
Love of Wisdom, as the essential basis of civilization
Spiritual vision as the life-breath of civilization
Maintenance of the revered traditions of mankind
Understanding of tradition as continual renewal

The subject may be art, philosophy, poetry, religion.
For further guidance we suggest looking at the work of the numerous contributors to the Temenos Academy Review over the last 10 years. The essay should be at least 2000 words in length.

Essays will be appraised by the Temenos Academy Academic Board or a Temenos Academy Fellow.

Membership will be by invitation only and based upon the essay.

Temenos Academy Young Scholars will be full Members of the Academy until the age of 35. They will receive the Temenos Academy Review, and other Temenos Academy publications, every year.

Essays of exceptional merit will be considered for publication in the Review. Young Scholars who's essays have been accepted may also present them on the Young Scholars Essay page.

Also a Young Scholars Forum has been created on this website where these members may meet one another and exchange ideas together.

For further information and an application form please go here

or contact the Administrator by email here.