As a precaution to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Adult Education Seminars Program’s Fall 2020 term will continue to be held virtually. Virtual seminars meet via Zoom video conference and use email and Google Drive folders to share resources and communicate with instructors and participants. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars and these tools, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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It’s something we take for granted: the simple act of walking. But walking has a rich social and cultural history. This course will examine the history of walking from several angles, including urban walking, long distance walking, particular types of walking, such as the French tradition of the flaneur, and women and walking. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, we will also explore the idea of walking and solitude.
Four sessions. Registration – $195
June Sawyers is an avid walker and has written or edited numerous books on travel and pilgrimages.
There are no required materials for this seminar.
While there is no formal reading assignment for the first session, a selection of optional essays will be sent along with the email confirming your registration.
Online registration opens at 9 am (CDT) on Tuesday, September 1st.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, the Adult Education Seminars staff is working remotely and will be unable to process registration over the phone. For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at email@example.com.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
This seminar has reached capacity. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the wait list.