Come for a meal and discussion of interdisciplinary questions in philosophy, religion, and the liberal arts.
Our excursions help students understand exhibits and performances in light of the history and ideas that inspired them.
Meet over tea or coffee with professors, authors, journalists, and other guests to hear about their work and the experiences that have led them along their intellectual and professional paths.
Reading groups allow for sustained reflection on topics outside typical undergraduate and graduate courses of study.
Lectures and Conferences
Gather with scholars and students for more advanced exploration of classic texts and issues facing the contemporary university.
“The liberal arts are the liberating arts. They involve memory, calculation, manipulation, and measurement, and call for dexterity of both mind and hand. Without these powers no mind is free to be what it desires. The mind itself desires to be free—from the animal within, from the enigma without."
- Mark Van Doren