Community Seminar Series

Discuss Great Works the St. John’s Way

The Community Seminars and Lectures Series is open to curious minds from our surrounding community, including high school-aged students and adults of all ages. Our discussion-based learning model provides participants a fresh experience that is remarkably different from typical learning venues: The small, intimate setting ensures spirited dialogue in which all participants have a voice.

The Community Seminars and Lecture Series is supported by the Carol J. Worrell Series on literature.

The following lectures and seminars are free and open to the public.

(P.S. Can’t make it? The weekly Dean’s Lecture Series on Friday nights is also free and open to the public).

2021–22 Offerings

In-person Community Seminars are on hold at this time.

Carol J. Worrell Series on literature is still ongoing through the Dean’s Lecture Series.

More Information

  • Lectures and seminars are no cost and are open to all members of the greater community, including 11th- and 12th-grade high school students.
  • Classroom location and reading assignments are provided after registration is confirmed.
  • Seminars require pre-registration, as space is limited.
  • If a seminar is full, a waitlist will be available for interested participants.
  • Texts are available for purchase at the St. John’s College Bookstore. Unless otherwise noted, participants are expected to obtain the reading materials and read before the seminar.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Kingston by phone at 505-984-6118 or email at carolyn.kingston(at)