Interdisciplinary Learning with the Best Professors

Think Olio is not about learning a new skill or adding credentials to your resume. It is about getting together with other people and expanding our worldview. It exists as a conduit for fruitful discussions, a dissent from the regurgitation of facts, and an embrace of new perspectives.

Olio: A miscellaneous collection of art and literature.

Hiatus From Public Olios

In nearly 6 years of growing Think Olio, we've never taken a break from our programming. Since we've been so focused on keeping it running, we’ve never really been able to take a step back and properly assess what we are offering and take time to build new programs. This finally seems like the right moment.

From November 24, 2020 to January 2021 we are going to take our first hiatus from public Olios, but know that we will be working hard behind the scenes to launch new courses and new features for our community to connect online during this time.

And of course, we don't plan to leave you hanging during the holidays. To keep you learning during this time, Scenius members will have unlimited access to a library of past Olios right here in our Olio Archive. And for non-members, you can find a few classics below for free. Thanks for all of the support through this crazy time, we can't wait to show you what we've got cooking in the new year!

- Chris & David

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Participants will be able to engage on their own time with the pre-recorded lectures and curated materials (readings, podcast links, interviews, and film). These will be used as the fuel for the live Zoom discussions with the professor.

What is Think Olio?

Think Olio is here to put the liberation back into the liberal arts.

Classically, the liberal arts, were the education considered essential for a free person to take an active part in civic life. To counter a humanities that has been institutionalized and dehumanized we infuse critical thinking, openness, playfulness, and compassion into our learning experience.

Read more about our mission, our story, and how we are doing this.

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If Friday night lectures, museum field trips, and living room salons sound like your kind of thing, then you've found your people. We can't wait to welcome you to the Think Olio Scenius. More info

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Olio: A miscellaneous collection of art and literature.