Santa Fe Community Calendar

March- April 2015 




New Community Calendar

St. John’s College is introducing a few changes to the Community Calendar. Over the coming months, we will migrate Community Calendar events into a new web-based event calendar that will be accessible from the homepage of the college's website. This new Community Calendar will give you access to all college events with expanded options that can include images, video, and links to external sites. You will still be able to download and print a smaller version of the calendar that includes all of the college's events or just the ones that interest you. We hope that you will find the new Community Calendar accessible and easy to use. 

For questions and comments, please contact the director of Communications, Gabe Gomez, at 505-984-6102 or 

Click here to access the calendar.

Click here to download the PDF.

Dean's Lecture Series

Lectures are free and open to the public and are followed by a question-and-answer period. 

Living Well: Aristotle, on Democracy, Equality, and the Politics of Life
Walter Brogan, Villanova University, Philosophy Department 
April 10, 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

An Evening with Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran and The Republic of the Imagination: America in Three Books
Annual Worrell Lecture
April 17, 7:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

When a Body Moves a Body
Howard Fisher, St. John’s College, Santa Fe 
April 22, 3:15 p.m. | Junior Common Room

Shakespeare’s Sonnets 1-22: A Fully Fashioned Introduction to Shakespeare’s Sonnets
Richard Levin, University of California, Davis, Department of English 
Carol J. Worrell Annual Lecture Series on Literature
April 24, 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

Some Socratic Aspects of Wittgenstein
James Conant, University of Chicago, Department of Philosophy 
May 1, 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall, Peterson Student Center



Lunchtime Concerts
In the Great Hall, 12:10 - 1:15 p.m. There is no charge for admission.

Peter Pesic, Piano
May 1
Debussy: Préludes Book II (7–12); Chopin: Scherzo in E major, op. 54; Fantasie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, op. 66.


Community Seminars

Community Seminars are special opportunities for community members to read and discuss seminal works in the same unique manner as our students. Seminars are discussion-based and small in size in order to ensure spirited dialogue. There are topics to pique every interest, and for many participants the discussion-based learning model is an entirely new experience.

Native America: Coming Home from the War - Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony and N. Scott Momaday’s House Made of Dawn

Tutor: Greg Schneider

Five Seminars—
Saturday, April 25: 10 a.m.-Noon; 2-4 p.m.
Sunday, April 26: 10 a.m.-Noon; Saturday, May 2: 10 a.m.-Noon; 2-4 p.m.

Save the Date Summer 2015

Summer Classics

 Week 1:  July 6-July 10, 2015

Week 2:  July 13-July 17, 2015

Week 3:  July 20-July 24, 2015

For 25 years, Summer Classics at St. John’s College in Santa Fe has hosted participants from around the world for week-long seminars in the best literature, science, history, philosophy and opera that the East and West have to offer.  Summer Classics is an opportunity to experience lively, in-depth, and highly participatory discussions modeled after those of the St. John’s Great Books program.  

2015 summer seminar offerings will be announced in February.

To join our mailing list and receive a brochure, please email or call (505)984-6105.

To register online in February or for more information, visit the

Summer Classics web page at: