We often talk about “life-long learning,” but we rarely have such a wonderful opportunity actually to engage with it. Well, here’s your chance!
The Academy has for several years run a series of Faculty Lectures, given by our own amazingly learned teachers. This year’s roster is especially varied and exciting:
- Monday, Nov. 11: Dr. Brett Abigana, “Vox Caeli: Sacred Music of the High Italian Renaissance”
- Wednesday, January 15: Mr. Nick Dent, “An Extreme Beginner’s Introduction to Number Theory”
- Monday, Feb. 24: Dr. Sarah Dawson, “Water in the Roman Republic: Sanitation, Medicine, and Murder”
- Thursday, April 10: Dr. Gordon Harvey, “Making an Elizabethan Poem”
As in past years, you can come to any single lecture ($25 each/person), or sign up for the whole series of four lectures (at a discounted price of $80/person). We also encourage you to consider bringing your student and/or a non-BUA friend who might share an interest in these topics. They start at 7 p.m., and usually run till about 8:30 or 9 p.m. Refreshments are served.
So don’t just talk about “life-long learning,” but do something about it! You’ll find yourself prodded and poked to consider provocative propositions on profound and poignant problems (how’s that for prolonged alliteration!). And here’s the final magic ingredient – no homework, tests, or quizzes!
So go online and sign up today…or if you decide to attend at the last minute, we are happy to register you the night of the lecture, too.
James S. Berkman
Head of School