Changing the Conversation

THE ALLIANCE FOR LIBERAL LEARNING promotes and supports conversations about great works and ideas. We believe in the enduring value of lifelong liberal learning, which prepares us to live freely and well.

Who we are.

The Alliance for Liberal Learning (ALL) is an exciting new initiative that brings together North America’s leading institutions and individuals
dedicated to advancing liberal education as a lifelong endeavor.

The organizations in the ALL network are leaders in Socratic learning,
inquiry- and discussion-based learning, classical education, core text and Great Books programs across the spectrum of elementary, secondary,
college, adult continuing education and informal adult learning.

They share a belief in the profound and lasting benefits that a
liberal education brings to our educational, civic and personal well-being.

What we do.

ALL works to increase public awareness, understanding and appreciation
for lifelong liberal education. We provide professional learning and
networking opportunities, and we facilitate partnerships and collaborations among ALL network organizations. Join us at our second annual conference in Chicago in October 2016!

Latest news.

The Mitchell Gallery: Call for Artist Entries

Deadline for artwork submissions is March 12, 2017 The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College is pleased to present “Image & Imagination: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition 2017,” a multi-media biennial exhibition of artists who live or work in Anne Arundel County. Christopher With, adult educator from the National Gallery of Art (retired), and current […]

European Liberal Arts Education: renewal and re-formation

Friday 1st September – Saturday 2nd September 2017 at the University of Winchester, UK Last year the University of Amsterdam held a conference on the resurgence of the liberal arts and sciences and core texts courses in Europe in association with ACTC (Association of Core Texts and Courses). It brought people together around a number […]

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Upcoming events.

Rare Works of Art Showcase African American Life on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

This first comprehensive exhibition of artist Ruth Starr Rose (1887-1965) offers a rare glimpse into African American life at the turn of the century on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Many of the subjects are descendants of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Ross Tubman. From the area’s most noted black sail maker, to professional female crab pickers, to heroic soldiers, […]


St. John’s College — Annapolis and Santa Fe

Great Books Tampa Bay Conference

The nature and manifestations of “madness” will infect the minds of scores of Great Books enthusiasts when the Tampa Bay Great Books Council hosts its 12th Annual Conference at the Hilton St. Petersburg/Bayfront Hotel on January 28-29, 2017! Under the Conference title, “It’s a Mad, Mad World!” attendees will discuss William Shakespeare’s “King Lear,”  Joseph […]

Leader-Reader Workshop 2017

Meet with enthusiastic Great Bookies from around and beyond the Bay area, e.g. San Rafael, Corte Madera, San Francisco, Phoenix, Az., Oakland, and more to come. And, enjoy that increasingly rare commodity: free parking. Bring friends from your discussion group. Bring some sizzle to your discussions. Get everybody on the same page. This workshop is […]

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