FROM CLASSICAL PURSUITS
Take a Learning Vacation
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes.
Do you ever finish a difficult book or leave a concert or museum wishing you had someone to talk with about what it had to say? Would you like to retreat for a while from the worrying headlines and hurly-burly of daily life to throw yourself into a good book, great art, or fine music?
Classical Pursuits offers a variety of learning vacations for adults
from all over North America to share their ideas about great works of
literature, art, and music in a relaxed and informal setting. We work
closely with the Great Books Foundation (GBF) in Chicago, which provides
many of the learning vacation discussion leaders both in Toronto and
abroad and offers continuing guidance on how to more meaningfully read
and discuss books.
Whether in Toronto, Siena, or Paris, our days are made up of a combination of
· animated discussion in small seminars guided by a skilled leader,
· a broad array of cultural and recreational activities, and
· ample opportunity to read, reflect, and linger over a good meal and conversation.
Because Classical Pursuits operates in the slow zone, camaraderie develops easily and lasting friendships form. And you get to explore someplace new even if it is your own hometown.
We believe that unless a learning vacation exposes you to new experiences
and ideas and leaves you a bit changed, it is rather pointless.
Please browse the variety of our learning