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The 2021 Fall Semester of lectures, concerts, and courses will be live, in-person presentations in Asbury auditoriums with possible seating and mask restrictions. Should continuing COVID concerns force us to alter plans, changes will be posted around campus, on, and AVTV.

We are continuing our two registration options. The paper catalog has tear-out registration forms in the back. Checks accompanying paper registrations are payable to "The Keese School". Later, we will also offer on-line registration. The registration deadline is Monday, August 30,2021. The first lecture is Monday, September 13, 2021.

Visit the Keese School's website, for current and past catalogs, and access to previous recorded presentations.
If you attended Keese School 2021 spring presentations, we would appreciate your feedback using the survey at

We look forward to seeing you at our Fall 2021 lectures, concerts, and courses.

Changes in Keese School activites will be updated in emails, postings on AVTV, bulletin boards, and

Please donate to the Keese School Education Fund


#101 The Paradox of American Immigration: Chronic Indigestion, Bill Brown
Monday, September 13, 7:30 p.m. Hefner Auditorium

#102 New York World Trade Center on 9/11, Alice Wong and Averill Farrelly
Thursday, September 16 , 7:30 p.m. Parker Hall

#103 Life in Rockville 1823, Mary Lou Luff
Monday, September 20, 7:30 p.m. Hefner Auditorium

#104 From Slavery to Freedom: The African Experience in Montgomery County, Shirl Spicer
Thursday September 23, 7:30 p.m. Parker Hall

#105 Ittoen: A Buddhist Response to Capitalism, Winston Davis
Monday, September 27, 7:30 p.m. Hefner Auditorium

#106 Glen Echo Park and Its Carousel, Kevin Patti
Thursday, September 30, 7:30 p.m. Parker Hall


#150 Why Obey? An Introduction to Political Philosophy and the Ethics of Public Policy, Irving Spitzberg
Five classes Mondays, 2-3:30 p.m. in Parker Hall and five follow-up discussion groups Wednesdays 7-8:00 p.m. on ZOOM

#151 Socrates, Stoicism, and the Philosophical Way of Life, Winston Davis, Instructor
Twelve consecutive Fridays, 10-12 a.m. Wallace Community Room

#152 Understanding the New Testament, John Locke, Facilitator
Twelve consecutive Tuesdays, 10-11:30 Diamond Lifestyles Room

#153 Writing Our Memoirs, Murray Schulman
3rd Tuesday of each month: September 21, 2021, to January 18, 2022

#154 Stress Management Self-Care Strategies, Virginia Thorndike
October 4, 11, 18, 25, and November 1

#155 Great Decisions, Patsy Brill and David Winfield, Coordinators
Oct. 5 - The Korean Peninsula – Joon Kim, Speaker
Oct. 26 - Struggle over the melting Arctic – George Stosur, Speaker
Nov. 16 - Persian Gulf: Saudi Arabia vs Iran Rivalry – David Winfield, Speaker
Dec. 7 - Brexit and the European Union – Brenda Rosa, Speaker

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