The Wednesday Night Lecture Series, hosted during the summer term by the Graduate Institute at St. John's College in Annapolis, is a less-formal version of the college's formal Friday Night Lectures. The Wednesday Night lectures are an opportunity for tutors—and for graduates of the college who are pursuing academic careers—to present the first fruits of their thinking to an attentive and inquisitive audience. The lectures, held in the Great Hall at 7:30 p.m., with a question period afterward in a neighboring classroom, are free and open to the public.
June 17: Abraham Jacob Greenstine, "The Problem of Absolute Knowing" (Pre-Lecture Q&A)
June 24: Christopher Utter, "Why Can't Gods Be Jealous? Aristotle's Quarrel with the Poets in the Metaphysics" (Pre-Lecture Q&A)
July 1: Steven Crockett, "Tocqueville’s American Odyssey" (Pre-Lecture Q&A)
July 8: Daniel Harrell, "The Lost Idea of a Liberal Art"
July 15: George A. Russell, "Crime, Suffering and Punishment: A Look at O’Connor's 'A Good Man is Hard to Find'"
July 22: Harun Küçük, "Science and Philosophy in Istanbul, 1650-1750"
July 29: Pavlos Leonidas Papadopoulos, "Of Texts and Teachers: Writing and its Limits in Plato's Laws"