Thomas More, born in medieval London, son of a high court judge, became an international figure whose intellectual gifts transcended those of his contemporaries. Praised by his colleagues as “A Man for All Seasons,” he became a man for all ages.
As a lawyer, educator, family man, diplomat, scholar, author, King’s Counselor, and Chancellor of England, More faced issues familiar to us today, including private rights, personal freedom, and public responsibility; the role of the family; the role of women in society; moral values in politics; and equitable peace in a world of conflict.
More’s responses to these issues are as fresh and relevant now as they were almost 500 years ago in Tudor England. The Society confers regularly with scholars, leaders of the bench and bar, and public figures of international renown. In addition, scholarly papers are disseminated to members through our newsletter. From time to time members may also receive The Thomas More Gazette, an international publication rich in Moreana that casts new light on age-old political, ethical, and moral issues.
In 1919, G.K. Chesterton wrote:
“Sir Thomas More is more important at this moment than at any moment since his death, but he is not quite so important as he will be in a hundred years time.”