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Recovering the humanities in the heart of Silicon Valley

The Zephyr Institute is a community of scholars, students, and professionals committed to gaining a fuller understanding of the human person and the common good.

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Who we are

Find out more about our mission at Stanford and in Silicon Valley

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What we do

Explore our upcoming events and programs

Upcoming Events

  • Sophocles' Antigone
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, May 17
    Zephyr Institute
    May 17, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
    Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    This reading group for students and young professionals will explore perennial questions through the careful reading of the Sophocles' Antigone.
  • Zephyr Philosophy Club 2021-22
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, May 17
    Location will be sent to accepted members
    May 17, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Location will be sent to accepted members
    A monthly philosophy gathering for high school students, led by Dr. Molly Oshatz (Zephyr Institute)
  • Auguste Comte and the Prospects for a Technocracy of the Right
    May 23, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
    Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
  • Bioethics Reading and Discussion Group
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 25
    Details will be sent upon acceptance
    May 25, 4:00 PM PDT – May 26, 5:00 PM PDT
    Details will be sent upon acceptance
    A reading and discussion group for physicians and physicians-in-training, led by Dr. Aaron Kheriaty
  • Republics and Revolutions Reading Group (Spring 2022)
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 26
    Zephyr Institute
    May 26, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Republics and Revolutions is a dinner reading group for young professionals in the Bay Area.
  • Zephyr Wednesday Film Night, Spring Quarter
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, May 31
    Zephyr Institute
    May 31, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
  • The Taming of the Shrew
    Thu, Jun 02
    Zephyr Institute
    Jun 02, 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM PDT
    Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    A Zephyr salon on Shakespeare's play, "The Taming of the Shrew," with Dr. Marilyn Simon
  • Medical Ethics Gathering
    Mon, Jun 06
    Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
    Jun 06, 12:00 PM PDT – Jun 07, 2:00 PM PDT
    Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA

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As a non-profit organization, we rely entirely on the support of donors to continue our mission. All donations are tax-deductible.