Fr Paul Vincent graduates from University of London

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Fr Paul Vincent graduates from University of London

Fr Paul Vincent OCD from St Mark’s Ipswich recently completed a Masters Degree at Birkbeck College in the University of London. He shares below some of the story.

I came to the Kensington Carmelite monastery to help as a member of the religious order. I had some free time and I expressed to the Prior my desire to study in Birkbeck. He was happy to assist me financially and my dream came true. 

By the time I came to East Anglia I had almost finished my Masters in Western philosophy. But due to Covid-19 graduation was postponed until November 3.

My dissertation was on Thomas Hobbes views on the State of Nature and on the State (Political philosophy).

The purpose behind pursuing philosophy is to make my life, activities and reflections more logical and meaningful. The Masters which I did in India on Indian Philosophy and Sociology helped me a lot to socialise with people, and it worked as a good background for my studies here.

I am much obliged to the Anglo-Irish province and to Manjummel Province for where I am now and finally to Bishop Alan for accepting us to work in the Diocese.

Pictured above is Fr Paul Vincent