4:00PM PhST Friday, March 29th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)
Join the Philomathean Society for a Kojo Minta Afternoon Tea with Dan Garofalo this Friday.
Mr. Garofalo is Penn’s first Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, responsible for the University’s sustainability strategy going forward. A LEED-certified architect himself, Mr. Garofalo has worked on many projects, ranging from the design of Lilongwe (the capital city of Malawi) to a disaster-recovery team in Sri Lanka following the 2005 tsunami.
As always, come for the tea, cookies, and tasteful discussion.
This semester, the Philomathean Society will be hosting our annual wine class. The wine class will consist of five two-hour long sessions centered around the theme of Old World wines and taught by instructors from the Wine School of Philadelphia. The classes will take place on Thursdays from 7-9 PM, beginning on Thursday, March 28th, and will continue through the rest of the semester, with the last class on Thursday April 25th.
Try to sign up early to be sure to get a seat. We will accept names for a wait-list, but the chances of getting off said list are usually pretty low. If you have any questions or would like more information, feel more than free to email Barlow Holley at email@example.com.
6:00PM Tuesday, April 9nd | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)
Spring flowers breed poetic powers! Last time we invited Charles Bernstein, very much a contemporary poet. For this iteration of Keats and Beats, our gaze turns back to the long 19th century, the period of Keats and developments after him. April 9th is Baudelaire’s birthday. Baudelaire is one of the preeminent French lyric poets, and his poems are a concentrated dose of the mentality of the long 19th. We will be reading some of his poems, and please bring your favorites from the period. Feel free also to bring your own poetry!
On March 12, 2013, the Philomathean Society welcomed Dr. Richard Dawkins, former Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and one of the world’s most prominent evolutionary biologists and outspoken atheists, as our Annual Orator. The video of the Annual Oration can be accessed below:
6:00PM Tuesday, March 19th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)
Recipient of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s Accessory Design Award 2012, H E I D I L E E is an avant-garde couture designer and artist that currently works and lives in New York City. Her work challenges and summons the viewer on a universal level, as if a mythological mind/storyteller walks among us now. Not just borrowing from past aesthetics, she builds on a cosmology that links the modern world with our past. Her and her hats have been featured in VOGUE, ELLE, W, MTV, NYT, The Creators Project, etc.
Find H E I D I @ https://www.facebook.com/HEIDI337?ref=stream
8:00PM PhST (8:26PM) Friday, March 13th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)
Though we hope you enjoyed your break, we know it was bittersweet- without Philo, what intellectual stimulation did you have? What else could possibly tickle your mental fancies? Luckily, this horrible paucity will be repaired this Friday. Join us, and learn about that other craving you might have had: Can I eat someone? And if so, when?
4:00PM Friday, March 15th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)
Join the Philomathean Society and Professor Alan Charles Kors for hot tea, delicious cookies, and tasteful conversation at Afternoon Tea this Friday at 4:00 PM. Dr. Kors, a distinguished professor of the intellectual history of the 17th and 18th centuries, is a beloved and respected member of the Penn community, whose interests range from civil rights and freedom of speech to witchcraft and higher education.
So, join Philo and Professor Kors for our Kojo Minta Afternoon Tea Series.
6:30PM Monday, March 18th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)
Join PRISM and Philo as we discuss alternative perspectives to the Dawkins’ argument on religion and science. Our panelists include Dr. Peter Dodson, Catholic vertebrate paleontologist, Dr. Gordon Bermant, Buddhist cognitive psychologist, and Dr. Mitch Marcus, Jewish computer scientist.
Date: March 12, 2013 Time: 6:30 PM Location: Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street
We’re excited to announce our 2013 Annual Oration speaker, Richard Dawkins.
Richard Dawkins is the former Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and one of the world’s most prominent evolutionary biologists and outspoken atheists. Among his books are The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, A Devil’s Chaplain, The God Delusion, and, most recently, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True. For the 2013 Bicentennial Philomathean Annual Oration, Dr. Dawkins will address the audience on the necessary role of science and skepticism in the modern world.