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COVID-19 UPDATE (September 22, 2022):
Gonzaga University returned to in-person events with the beginning of Fall semester 2021. This allowed Fall 2021 events of the Gonzaga Socratic Club to be held in-person as well. So far as possible, future events of the Gonzaga Socratic Club will continue to be held in person. Always check
the current schedule page for the most up-to-date information about events.

The Gonzaga Socratic Club was founded in Fall 2004 to promote reflection on and inquiry into the Christian worldview.
In the spirit of Socrates, our aim is to "follow the argument wherever it leads" concerning Christian beliefs and practices. Anyone interested in thinking about and discussing Christianity--and more broadly religion, worldview beliefs, and contemporary culture--is welcome to participate in the activities of the Gonzaga Socratic Club. While the word "club" is in the name, there are no membership requirements, secret handshake, or hazing ritual. Just join us when we meet! (There is an email you can sign up for to stay current with information about the Club; see below.)

Meetings of the Gonzaga Socratic Club are normally held once a month during the academic year, four times each semester. The 2021-22 Academic Year marks the 18th year of operation of the Gonzaga Socratic Club; information about this semester can be found on the current schedule page.

The Gonzaga Socratic Club takes its inspiration from the Oxford Socratic Club, which was founded at Oxford University in 1941 and presided over by C. S. Lewis from its founding until his move to Cambridge University in 1954. The Gonzaga Socratic Club held a special celebration of C. S. Lewis at the meeting on Friday, November 22, 2013, the 50th anniversary of Lewis' death; video of that event is available here. The 10th Anniversary of the Gonzaga Socratic Club featured a look back to the history of the Oxford Socratic Club by philosopher James Stockton of Boise State University; video of that event is here.

Video recordings of Gonzaga Socratic Club meetings since Fall 2010 are available as links on the archived schedule of events; audio of some meetings before Fall 2010 is also available. You can also browse videos of Socratic Club meetings on the gonzagasocraticclub channel on YouTube; be sure to comment on and "like" videos you find interesting.


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For information about the Gonzaga Socratic Club or to propose topics or speakers for future meetings, contact the Club Director:

David Calhoun


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