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On his 450th birthday:

A Tribute to Shakespeare

  Apr 23

"The Earth has music for those who listen."

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Featuring Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

2014 Eugene McDermott Lecture

  May 1

Called one of the greatest Jewish scholars of our time, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is conducting a lifelong quest to bridge Torah and secular wisdom.

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Creating a renaissance in education….

April celebrates ATHENA

Sign up for Athena membership by April 30, 2014, and we will add an extra month onto your membership. Giving you 13-months for the price of 12.

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American Educator Magazine:

Summer Institute for Teachers Featured!

Our Sue Rose Summer Institute for Teachers is featured in an essay written by Jennifer Dubin for American Educator Magazine. Read it online!

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What is the Dallas Institute?

For over thirty years, the Dallas Institute has conducted original programs that enrich and strengthen the cultural heart of our great city. Our house on Routh Street is home for those who enjoy reading, thinking, exploring, and discussing timeless ideas that make us most fully human. The Institute has been described by our members as a “sanctuary,” as an “oasis,” as a “place for reflection,” as “food for the soul.”

Our members are the lifeblood of the Institute. It is for them that we create classes, groups, programs, and events that bring the wisdom and imagination of the humanities into their lives. If you are already a member, we thank you. If you aren’t, please think about becoming a member, and join us on a common journey toward the discovery of truth, beauty, and all else that is good and noble.

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Monthly Events

April Classes, Groups, and Events

April 8th - Breakfast Book Group
Jim Crace's The Harvest
Monthly, 7:15 AM to 8:45 AM. Register

April 8th to 29th, Tuesdays - Anglo-Saxon England:
The Ages of Bede and King Afred
Four Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Register

April 9th - Culture & Environment
Monthly, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Dallas Institute Conference Center. Register

April 9th - The 2014 Rilke Prize Reception
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, in the Dallas Institute House. More Information

April 11th - Friday Night Salon
Monthly, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Register

Salon Topics—April 11, 2014

 1. When should history be revised?
2. Is Shakespeare (or any other poet) indispensable?
3. Will Millennials become the next “Greatest Generation”?

April 12th - Tony Cointreau: My Improbable Journey
Reception at 6:00 PM, program at 6:30. Register

April 14th - Communitas
FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS.
The second Monday of each month; 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Register

April 16th - Lunch Book Group
Jim Crace's The Harvest
Monthly, noon to 1:30 PM. Register

April 17th - Routh Street Irregulars
Monthly, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Register

April 21th - Speaking of Movies
Monthly, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Register

April 23rd - A Tribute to Shakespeare
6:30 PM. Register



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Featured Talk

Creating cities that nourish love: for over 30 years, the Dallas Institute and Dr. Gail Thomas have presented the “What Makes a City? conference. The effect of this conference was so profound that it became a tradition, drawing city planners, global thinkers, and local civic leaders together in conversation about cities. They have initiated a renewed hope for cities and have brought about real changes for Dallas.

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