Our Purpose

Our Purpose

Great Discourses supports a lifelong liberal learning lifestyle for intellectually curious adults from all walks of life by designing and offering compelling, convenient, and affordable personal enrichment opportunities of exceptional quality that bring great minds together, connecting great people with great books, great ideas and each other in ways that help participants unlock the mysteries of Western and World classics, and of their own lives — and often lead to great friendships among folks who otherwise would not have met.

Better Living Through Better Thinking

We do this because we believe that “better thinking” is a necessary element of “better living”, and therefore that everyone needs — and deserves — access to appealing, lifelong liberal educational activities specifically designed to help them flourish as human beings living personal, professional and civic lives of the highest-possible quality. Great Books discussion courses have long proven themselves to be one such educational activity, and we are pleased and excited to now be able to make them more widely available.

 

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Oscar Wilde
Author, Playwright and Poet
19th Century, Ireland & England
“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. ”