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Afternoon Tea

OriginalWhat is Afternoon Tea?
Afternoon Tea is an informal conversation between a professor (or other distinguished guest) and intellectually curious students over tea and other refreshments. It is an forum to share knowledge with those who would exchange it freely with you. It also provides an all-too-scarce opportunity to engage in intellectual discussion with members of the University faculty on topics of academic import.

When are Afternoon Teas held?
 Who’s coming?
Generally, teas are held every Friday afternoon at 4:00pm while classes are in session. Upcoming teas are posted below; for a complete schedule, check out our calendar or sign up to Hebdo, our weekly email list.

Who can come to Afternoon Tea?

Like all Philo events, Afternoon Tea is open to all members of the community – faculty, staff, students, and the public.

Where are Afternoon Teas held?

Afternoon Teas are held in the Library of the Philomathean Halls on the fourth floor of College Hall. To access the Halls, use the staircase directly across from the elevator.

Who should I contact if I have questions about tea?

For questions, email the Tea Chair.

Afternoon Tea with Daniel Shapiro

4:00pm Friday, September 5th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) According to Daniel Shapiro, we may be able to “speak” within the medium of music. Are musical … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea with Prof. Ponzy Lu

4:00pm Friday, April 25th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) What is an antisense molecular beacon? What’s the chemistry behind truffles and the physiology behind taste?  How … Continue reading

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A Tea on Tea

5:30PM Monday, Apr. 21st | Faculty Lounge, Fisher Bennett Hall Join the Philomathean Society and the Penn English Department for our Tea on Tea with Professor Chi-ming Yang. We will discuss the history, politics, and social impact of tea, all … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea with Prof. Eve Troutt Powell

4:00pm Friday, April 18th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Prof. Troutt Powell explores the history of servitude and the slave trade in the Middle East.  She’s … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea with Prof. Patricia Irwin

4:00pm Friday, April 11th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Prof. Irwin is what we might call “well-studied.” She has degrees in English, Philosophy, Painting, Information Systems, … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea with Prof. Domenic Vitiello

4:00pm Friday, April 4th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Prof. Vitiello has spent his career studying how cities feed themselves, cope with mass migration, and maintain … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea with Prof. Irina Marinov

4:00pm Friday, March 28th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Prof. Marinov studies climate change, principally through her work with oceanography. Naturally, she’s interested in the political … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea with Prof. Valerie Ross

4:00pm Friday, March 21st | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Have you ever wondered what’s up with Critical Writing Seminars? Where have they been and where are … Continue reading

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Tea with Philo

4:00pm Friday, March 7th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Come tea with us, and be our guests And we will all the pleasures prove That stairs … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea with Prof. Karen Rile

4:00pm Friday, February 28th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Join the Philomathean Society for an afternoon tea with Prof. Karen Rile, a great journalist, an essayist … Continue reading

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