The Rockford Institute, publisher of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, holds regular events both in the United States and abroad. Â For the latest information on all events and the entire event archive, click here.
The Summer School
Each year, students of all ages gather in July at The Rockford Institute for one week of daily lectures on a theme and evenings of conviviality.
The Winter School
Each January, The Rockford Institute holds a week’s worth of classes devoted to a theme in a European city. Â Designed for students and budget-minded travelers, the Winter School offers attendees the opportunity to learn from scholars about important events in the history of Western civilization on-site.
The Convivium Series
What is a Convivium? Â The Rockford Institute selects an important European city or region and a topic that includes some of the local history, literature, and politics. Next, top scholars are chosen to lead lectures and discussions. Completing the mix are attendees who enjoy the company of like-minded citizens of Western civilization and who know that the best preparation for travel is reading. Lectures and discussions are enhanced by visits to museums, churches, and other historic sites.
The John Randolph Club
For one weekend each fall, the “Beer-Hall Conservatives” meet to discuss the key issues of the American proscenium.
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