Cultural Center 2

Basic Program of Liberal Education

First Friday Lectures

First Friday Lectures

These free public lectures given by Basic Program instructors complement the curriculum and includes a question and answer session. They are offered at 12:15 pm on the first Friday of every month (except July) in the Claudia Cassidy Theatre at the Chicago Cultural Center, (Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street). Click on RSVP buttons below to view the lecture descriptions and to RSVP.


Plato’s Republic: Between the Utopia and Anti-Utopia

Friday, March 1, 2019  | 12:15 p.m. | Chicago Cultural Center | Katia Mitova

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Thucydides on Strategic Pathology, the Sicilian Expedition, and the Tragedy of Athens

Friday, April 5, 2019  | 12:15 p.m. | Chicago Cultural Center | Karl Walling

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’Love is like the lion’s tooth’: Truth in W. B. Yeats’s Late Crazy Jane Poems

Friday, May 3, 2019 | 12:15 p.m. | Chicago Cultural Center | Claudia Traudt

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