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Thursday Forum

Coe College invites you to participate in the Thursday Forum, a program for adults who want to extend their knowledge in an academic setting.

Most Thursday Forum lectures are held in Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall on the Coe campus.

Each session begins with registration and refreshments from 8:45-9:15 a.m., followed by the class until 11:30 a.m. The class meetings blend lecture, use of media such as film and music, and discussion. An optional luncheon is offered at the conclusion of each series.

Admission to the entire four-week course can be purchased for $35 on the first day or in advance. Admission to individual lectures is $12 per week. The closing luncheons cost an additional $8.

Payment can be made in person on Thursday mornings by cash or personal check. Credit card payments can be processed online only. Click here to pay by credit card or directly from your checking account.

In the event of inclement weather, consult local media outlets to find out if the day’s forum will take place.

For more information or to order gift certificates, call 319-399-8523.


2016-2017 Thursday Forum Schedule

Shakespeare in Print Before and After 1623
September 1

Spain(s): A Diverse Country, A Complex Reality
September 8, 15, 22, 29

The City of Florence: Past, Present and Future
October 6, 13, 20, 27

Radicals, Writers and Rabbits in England's Lake District
November 3, 10, 17, December 1

The Conflicted Jewish World of Chaim Potok
February 2, 9, 16, 23

A New Excavation in Greece and Coe's Archaeological Field School
March 2

The Drugs We Take: Contemporary Issues Affecting Patients, Doctors, Drug Makers and Regulators
March 9, 16, 23, 30

Plant Stewardship in the 21st Century: Sowing the Seeds of Change
April 6, 13, 20, 27

The Acts of the Apostles: Luke's Second Volume
May 4, 11, 18, 25


Thursday Forum participants may park for free in any Coe parking lots, provided spaces are available. Given the high demand for on-campus parking, you may want to consider carpooling or public transportation.