These are the places to make mistakes and to take intellectual risks.
Robert L. Belknap
Every Seminar evening produces a renewal of intellectual curiosity and energy and a surge in the power of thinking.
The University Seminar is an independent universe.
Its boundaries are limited only by its horizons.
I have always been a great admirer of this institution, which to me looks like an authentic republic of letters…
The strength of its structure lies in the very multiplicity of its forms;
each a small living world in itself…
…Seminars provide a haven for the expression of the partly-baked
‘a speculation, a question of some novelty…
Robert K. Merton
We have to some extent learned each other’s language… to talk together more profitably.
Horace L. Friess
These seminars let participants combine what they worry about as
members of the academy, with