Join Us Virtually for Winter Classics, January 2021

A balm for winter’s chill: enliven your intellect, warm your heart, and connect through seminar discussions.

What is Winter Classics?

Winter Classics seminars are re-envisioned from the beloved programming of Summer Classics. After 30 years of summer programs for learners of all ages, Winter Classics is here to accompany you through the long winter. Entering a new year is the perfect time to embark on a thoughtful adventure. This winter, read and discuss great books—online and socially distanced.

St. John’s College Winter Classics are not a lecture, nor a book club. At St. John’s, seminars are lively, in-depth, and highly participatory conversations on enduring works of art, literature, philosophy, science and more. Beyond the learning that takes place through the works and with one another in seminar, attendees describe their experience as “transformational” and “restorative”.

Discussions begin with an opening question presented by St. John’s College faculty, whom Princeton Review has deemed the second-finest in the nation. Our renowned tutors guide the seminar, but the selected text is the root of instruction. Therefore, specialized knowledge on any given topic is not required, but a passion for learning is crucial. For a personalized, in-depth experience, online seminars are limited to 12 participants. Devote a wintry week, Monday through Friday, two hours a day, to delve into the topic of your choice.

From the Ancient to the Modern, the Theatric to the Naturalist—the choices of seminars are as varied as the human intellect.

2021 SEMINAR DATES: January 4–8 | January 11–15

Recent attendees describe Summer Classics as a “mind-expanding, unique experiment in civil discourse, deepening the connections to what is essential and vital in humanity,” and contend that “St. John’s has faith in the life of the mind and will restore your faith as well.”

If you are looking for a community of learning who engages with great minds to better know themselves and our world, you’ve come to the right place.

Registration for Winter Classics 2021 is now closed.

Due to popular demand, NEW seminar offerings have been added!
Proceed to Seminar Catalog for details.

Seminar Catalog

Check out the great seminars offerings: Virgil ♦  Confucius ♦ Marilynne Robinson ♦ Feynman ♦ Shakespeare ♦ Camus ♦ Albert Murray ♦ Kepler & Weyl

See the Seminar Catalog