. . . is launched in the UK. Details here. The BBC reports:
"[. . .] A new British college aiming to rival Oxford and Cambridge has been launched by leading academics. New College of the Humanities will give a high-quality education to "gifted" undergraduates and a degree from the University of London, creators say. The privately-owned London-based college will open in September 2012 and is planning to charge fees of £18,000. The 14 professors involved include biologist Richard Dawkins and historian Sir David Cannadine. Professor Dawkins is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, as well as being the author of The God Delusion, and Sir David is a professor at Princeton University in the United States.
Based in Bloomsbury, central London, the new college will offer eight undergraduate humanities degrees taught by some of the world's most prominent intellectuals, officials said. Degrees cover five subject areas - law, economics, history, English literature and philosophy. Students will also take three "intellectual skills" modules in science literacy, logic and critical thinking and applied ethics - which will result in them being awarded a Diploma of New College in addition to a University of London degree, making a combined award of BA Hons (London) DNC. [. . .]"
This is the first I have heard about this college. Have others heard about it previously?
UPDATE: A look at the "professoriate" of the "14 highly distinguished academics" that have established the NCH has only one woman member. See here.