Each year the Alcuin Fellowship conducts a retreat for a small group of leaders (and guests) who are part of the renewal of classical education in the United States. This spring, we are hosting a group of 30 people to join us to discuss the prospects for an academic return to the Great Tradition. This retreat is by invitation only, so if you are on this page, you are an invited leader or guest.
This retreat will be hosted by the Institute for the Advanced Studies in Culture on the campus of UVA. The institute facility is collegial and beautiful–an ideal setting for two days of presentations and discussion.
Some remarkable people will be at the retreat, including leaders from most of the organizations who are part of the classical education renewal. We hope you will join us. There is no fee for the retreat and we are glad to provide refreshments throughout our time together. We ask that each participant get a copy of the short book, The Theory of Education in the United States, and read through it prior to coming.
All invited guests should read The Theory of Education in the United States and be prepared to discuss his reasons for why progressive education has triumphed, why it failed, and why the Great Tradition of education must remain as a mountain that cannot be moved and scarcely needs defending.
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Click on the image of each presenter to read a bio.