ALLnew“Making Connections,” the second annual conference for the Alliance for Liberal Learning, will take place October 27 and October 28 in Chicago, Illinois. The ALL conference brings together representatives from institutions both academic and outside the academy—schools and colleges with formal great books and core texts curricula, residential and travel learning programs, degree-granting and non-degree—all with a common interest in the value of lifelong liberal education.

The conference features sessions and speakers addressing a wide variety of issues facing great books, core text and conversation-based liberal learning programs in schools, colleges, nonprofits and businesses. Great Books Foundation president Joseph P. Coulson, PhD, will lead a session, and conference speakers include John Agresto, professor, author, former president of St. John’s College, and co-founder of the American University of Iraq;  Peter Pesic, director of the Science Institute at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he is also Musician-in-Residence and Tutor Emeritus; and Bruce Cole, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Find out more about the ALL conference & register today!

The ALL conference coincides with the opening weekend of the Chicago Humanities Festival—FallFest/16: Speed. Visit the festival’s site to see the full schedule of events.

 

 

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  1. Alice Dunlap-Kraft says:

    It was indeed a fascinating discussion with a delightful group. Our Mutual Friend was so much fun to read and so hard to put down that it was a treat to think deliberately about it for those 15 hours. The variety of perspectives among our group on the psychology and motivations of the characters was fascinating. I especially enjoyed Nancy’s questions about tests of character and relationships posed in the plot, who failed the tests, who surpassed them, and why. It was a wonderful week at Toronto Pursuits.

  2. Jess Hungate says:

    Nancy, this is a great note on Classical Pursuits, which I encourage all to consider attending, as well as on Dickens and the Shared Enquiry (TM) approach more generally. I remember with such fondness our consideration last year of that greatest of all (OK, well almost all) books, Middlemarch. The book, the July in Toronto, your leadership, and reading and discussion in general – all very highly recommended. I look forward to Classical Pursuits next July!!

  3. Nancy Carr says:

    Thank you, Jess! I’ve learned a great deal from participants at Classical Pursuits over the years, and I look forward to it each summer.

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