Lyceum Lecture Series


A series of Friday night “continuing education” lectures for San Juan County residents. Each lecture begins at 7:00pm and ends at 8:30pm.

$5 registration online/$15 at the door

June 7
Georgics: The Greek and Roman Tradition of Farming– Shanon Brooks
While there is nothing new about farming in San Juan County, this lecture will explore the concept of “Georgics” and how farming is the very back bone of Western Civilization, liberal arts education, Greek philosophy, entrepreneurship, and the original American way of life.

July 12
Intelligent Design – Shanon Brooks
Do you know the difference between Creationism, Evolutionism, and Intelligent Design? Come learn how these three concepts are revolutionizing science and the theories of the origin of man.

August 2
Permaculture and Monticello College: Where the Rubber Meets the Road – Josh Choate
Monticello College restores classical liberal arts education with a large added twist, a permaculture microcosm where students (and faculty) live, study, grow food, design productive gardens, restore degenerated soil and landscapes, participate in construction projects and start businesses. Join us as we explore permaculture design through the lens of Monticello College and its Living Campus. A discussion on liberty, independence, georgics, community, economics, entrepreneurship, higher education and the growing of food.

September 6
Lost Ancient American Civilization: Adena, Hopewell, and Mississippian Archeology – Josh Choate/Shanon Brooks
A fascinating and wonderous presentation on the most fascinating archeological finds in North America. You may be surprised by what has been discovered.

September 27
Lost Ancient European Civilization: The Celts, Anglo Saxons, the Greeks, and the Romans - Josh Choate/Shanon Brooks
The Greco-Roman roots of Western Civilization are just the beginning of the story. Join us as we take you on a journey across the little-known historical terrain of the lost tribes of Europe.

October 11
Noah, King Arthur, and the Church of England - Josh Choate/Shanon Brooks
Semites, the Round Table, and the Holy Grail – be prepared to see European and North American history like you never have before.