In 1947, British scholar, playwright, and novelist Dorothy Sayers stood in an Oxford hall and delivered a speech that would become a catalyst of the current classical education movement.
The Lost Tools of Learning is a flagship address presenting the tools that were given to students in the Middle Ages via the trivium, the study of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. For perhaps the first time, these trivium subjects were applied by Sayers to student’s developmental stages. She also advocated the integration of subjects and explained that training students to learn on their own is the chief goal of education.
This essay, which has influenced subsequent classical educators, is now available as an audio recording. Read by native Briton Victoria Twigg and introduced by Dr. Christopher Perrin, this rendition will give you the feel of being in the hall hearing Ms. Sayers herself.
This item is priced as a promotional piece for classical schools to use as:
- a handout to prospective parents
- the education of new staff and teachers
- board member orientation
- open houses
- an addition to a school information packet
- staff rejuvenation and inspiration
Media: 1 CD