A Year of Classics, 2022–23

Theme: Community

We shall explore together our common nature and taste the communion we experience in shared equality, freedom, humanity, and community.

What enables us to say “we”? Does heart, imagination, reason, logic, or experience provide the topsoil for us to cultivate our common ground? Are we good citizens of our family, neighborhood, and country?  How do we act as citizens of the world, bringing with us the good of our usable past and nurturing posterity?

Let us come together around our seminar tables (actual or virtual) to better understand the meaning of community.

About A Year of Classics

St. John’s Seminars offer nine profound, rich, and resonant readings taken from the core of the college’s distinctive curriculum. This gathering of readings requires us to read and study before class, and then gather with our class monthly for a discussion on the assigned reading. In seminar, we explore, discover and contemplate together. We offer a once-a-month experience in the life of the mind, a true source of happiness for the busy executive, stimulated artist, engaged parent, and all who are at work building our world on strong foundations.

Online registration is now closed.

To inquire about pro-rated mid-year registration, please contact annapolis.communityoutreach(at)sjc.edu. Space is extremely limited.



In-person seminars

Zoom seminars


A Year of Classics FAQ


Time Zones

All in-person seminars are listed in ET, and please note the different time zones for online seminars. Online seminars follow daylight savings time changes.


A 75 percent refund is provided should you cancel by September 1, 2022. No refunds are provided if you cancel after September 1.

Information regarding seminars will be communicated by email.

St. John’s College reserves the right to cancel a seminar due to low enrollment.

No-Fee Seminar Changes

No-fee seminar changes offer registrants flexibility. If for any reason you need or prefer to switch your seminar, you can transfer your enrollment to any other seminar with an open space.

COVID Policies

If St. John’s College cancels a seminar, then participants will receive either a full refund, a pro-rated refund for any seminars that have not occurred or an option to continue an in-person course on an online platform.

If a participant cancels and the college’s in-person programs are continuing, refund policies apply.

Our policies aim to optimistically plan for in-person programming, while acknowledging that there is unpredictability inherent in in-person activities. We advise you to make your enrollment decision in line with your level of comfort with this unpredictability.

The college reserves the right to make decisions deemed necessary for our entire community, including the health and safety of all participants. We pledge to communicate with participants regularly about issues concerning health and safety.


The college reserves the right to make tutor substitutions if necessary. All affected registrants will be notified of a tutor substitution.


The college reserves the right to cancel a seminar due to low enrollment. All registrants in a cancelled seminar qualify for a full refund and would be offered priority enrollment into an alternative seminar of their choice with available capacity.


Should a seminar need to be cancelled due to a natural disaster or similar event, participants will be notified by email, and every attempt will be made to reschedule.