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Reading Groups & Seminars

  • Shakespeare's "Coriolanus": An Evening Seminar
    Shakespeare's "Coriolanus": An Evening Seminar
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 02
    May 02, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Join Zephyr for a five-part reading and discussion of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus", led by Ben Gee (PhD Candidate, Department of English).
  • Afternoon Tea with Plato's "Euthyphro"
    Afternoon Tea with Plato's "Euthyphro"
    Fri, May 03
    May 03, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Zephyr House, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    All Stanford students are invited to join Zephyr for this afternoon tea and discussion of Plato's dialogue about piety with Rupert Sparling (PhD Candidate, Philosophy).
  • What is Art?
    What is Art?
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 08
    May 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zephyr House, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Join Zephyr for this exploration of philosophical questions about the nature, purpose, and value of art. We will be reading R. G. Collingwood's "Principles of Art" (1938).
  • 2023–4 Undergraduate Fellowship: Value in a Human Life
    2023–4 Undergraduate Fellowship: Value in a Human Life
    October 4 & 18; November 1, 15, & 29
    October 4 & 18; November 1, 15, & 29
    Palo Alto, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    This fellowship is open to undergraduate students at Stanford University. The deadline for applications is Saturday, September 30th.

Past Reading Groups

  • Anselm's "Proslogion": an evening seminar
    Anselm's "Proslogion": an evening seminar
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Apr 19
    Apr 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Join Zephyr for this two-part reading and discussion of Anselm's famous short treatise, the "Proslogion", led by Zephyr's Director of Academic Programs, Landon Hobbs.
  • René Girard: Prophet of the Post-9/11 Age?
    René Girard: Prophet of the Post-9/11 Age?
    Sat, Apr 27
    Apr 27, 2024, 12:30 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
    A colloquium for Stanford students and Zephyr Fellows on Rene Girard's "Battling to the End" in light of contemporary geopolitics.
  • Shakespeare's "Coriolanus": An Evening Seminar
    Shakespeare's "Coriolanus": An Evening Seminar
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 02
    May 02, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Join Zephyr for a five-part reading and discussion of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus", led by Ben Gee (PhD Candidate, Department of English).
  • Afternoon Tea with Plato's "Euthyphro"
    Afternoon Tea with Plato's "Euthyphro"
    Fri, May 03
    May 03, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Zephyr House, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    All Stanford students are invited to join Zephyr for this afternoon tea and discussion of Plato's dialogue about piety with Rupert Sparling (PhD Candidate, Philosophy).
  • What is Art?
    What is Art?
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 08
    May 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zephyr House, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Join Zephyr for this exploration of philosophical questions about the nature, purpose, and value of art. We will be reading R. G. Collingwood's "Principles of Art" (1938).
  • Zephyr Philosophy Club 2023-2024
    Zephyr Philosophy Club 2023-2024
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, May 14
    May 14, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Atherton, Atherton, CA, USA
    A monthly philosophy gathering for high school students, led by Dr. Molly Oshatz (Zephyr Institute)
  • Zephyr Philosophy Camp 2024: Political Philosophy
    Zephyr Philosophy Camp 2024: Political Philosophy
    Mon, Jul 15
    Jul 15, 2024, 10:00 AM PDT – Jul 19, 2024, 2:00 PM PDT
    Stanford University
    A week-long philosophy summer day camp for rising junior and senior high school students and incoming college freshmen with Dr. Molly Oshatz.
  • Zephyr Philosophy Club 2024-2025
    Zephyr Philosophy Club 2024-2025
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Sep 10
    Sep 10, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Atherton, Atherton, CA, USA
    A monthly philosophy gathering for high school students, led by Dr. Molly Oshatz (Zephyr Institute)
  • 2023–4 Undergraduate Fellowship: Value in a Human Life
    2023–4 Undergraduate Fellowship: Value in a Human Life
    October 4 & 18; November 1, 15, & 29
    October 4 & 18; November 1, 15, & 29
    Palo Alto, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    This fellowship is open to undergraduate students at Stanford University. The deadline for applications is Saturday, September 30th.
  • Zephyr Internship AY 2022-2023
    Zephyr Internship AY 2022-2023
    Academic Year 2022-2023
    Academic Year 2022-2023
    Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Stanford undergraduates are invited to apply for an internship at the Zephyr Institute
  • Zephyr Mentorship Program
    Zephyr Mentorship Program
    Open to students and young professionals
    Open to students and young professionals
    Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Work better, live better
  • The Supreme Court's Text and History
    The Supreme Court's Text and History
    Wed, Apr 17
    Apr 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zephyr Backyard, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Join Zephyr for this evening salon with Profs. Michael McConnell (Stanford Law School) and Jonathan Gienapp (Stanford, Department of History). We will be discussing the Supreme Court's recent use of text and history as methods of constitutional interpretation.
  • Afternoon Tea with Plato's "Lysis"
    Afternoon Tea with Plato's "Lysis"
    Fri, Mar 08
    Mar 08, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    All Stanford students are invited to join Zephyr for this afternoon tea and discussion of Plato's charming dialogue about friendship.
  • Finite Humanity and Infinite Goodness: Gregory of Nyssa and the Ethics of Striving
    Finite Humanity and Infinite Goodness: Gregory of Nyssa and the Ethics of Striving
    Thu, Feb 15
    Feb 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    All Stanford students are invited to join Zephyr for this two-part exploration of the ethics of Gregory of Nyssa, led by Thomas Slabon (University of South Florida)
  • The Invention of Romantic Love?: A Discussion
    The Invention of Romantic Love?: A Discussion
    Wed, Feb 07
    Feb 07, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    All Stanford undergraduates are invited to join Zephyr to discuss C. S. Lewis's provocative historical analysis of the modern origins of our ideas of romantic love.
  • Aquinas on the Order of Charity
    Aquinas on the Order of Charity
    Sat, Feb 03
    Feb 03, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Join Zephyr the evening of Saturday, February 3rd for an evening of philosophical discussion. We will be reading Aquinas's discussion of the order of charity in Summa Theologiae II-II Q. 26.
  • Stump on Aquinas on Love
    Stump on Aquinas on Love
    Wed, Jan 31
    Jan 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    All undergraduates are invited to join Zephyr for a discussion of Eleanor Stump's Thomistic account of the nature of love.
  • Zephyr Poetry Society (Winter 2024)
    Zephyr Poetry Society (Winter 2024)
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jan 30
    Jan 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    The Zephyr Poetry Society is a venue for the collective reading, discussion, and appreciation of the great poems of the English poetic tradition.
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