A. The Alumnae Lyceum, Multi-Professor Course Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Historically the concept of a lyceum derives from the meeting place where Aristotle lectured to young minds of ancient Greece. Over the centuries it continued to connote a location for public education, debate, and discourse. The lyceum movement in the United States began in 1826 in Millbury, Massachusetts, organized by teacher and lecturer Josiah Holbrook. He believed that education was a lifelong experience that strengthened the moral and intellectual growth of a society. His idea for public events quickly became popular and spread throughout the northeastern and midwestern United States. Borrowing from the widespread appeal of lyceums in the 19th century, this Alumnae course will feature an eclectic nine-week lecture series on a range of topics both historical and of current public interest. The course will feature lecturers from various schools and departments within the university.