In Partnership with the Society for Classical Learning

The Annual National Retreat

2022 National Alcuin Retreat

  • Veritas School
  • Richmond, VA
  • October 27-29
  • Common Text: Remembering the Christian Past by Robert Wilken
  • Registration: Opening in July 2022

 History, Memory, and Authority: How to Cultivate Holy Authority in the Classroom

 

Each year the Alcuin Fellowship conducts a retreat for up to 35 classical educators from around the country.  We purposely keep the retreat small to encourage great conversation and fellowship. There will be about three presentations from three of the Alcuin Fellows but the great majority of our time will be given to conversation, discussion, and fellowship.

Join us for the annual gathering of the Alcuin Fellows, academic leaders, and faculty from around the country as we gather to contemplate wisdom and discernment. We will all be reading Remembering the Christian Past (by Robert Wilken) and discussing it together. We will be considering such questions as these:

  • What is authority and how does a person come to have it?
  • How do we best remember the Christian past? 
  • What is the nature of memory and what its relationship to authority?
  • How do teachers come to have a holy and compelling authority among their students?
  • What is the relationship between trustworthiness and authority\

Here is some information from last year’s retreat (2021)

 

2021 Annual Alcuin Retreat: Ecclesiastes, Tertullian and the Classical Renewal of Education

 

Each year the Alcuin Fellowship conducts a retreat for up to 35 classical educators from around the country.  We purposely keep the retreat small to encourage great conversation and fellowship.

Join us for the annual gathering of the Alcuin Fellows, academic leaders, and faculty from around the country as we gather to contemplate wisdom and discernment. The Book of Ecclesiastes and Tertullian’s Enduring Question by Nicholas Wolterstorff will frame a rich and engaging conversation as we consider:

  • What does Jerusalem have to do with Athens?
  • How does the past lead to informed deeper study today?
  • How do we apply this to leading and teaching in a classical Christian school?
  • How do we textualize this discernment for our culture now?