Halifax Thinks

Halifax Thinks

Halifax Thinks is an opportunity for those interested in philosophy, literature, and art to take a University-level course that works with your busy schedule. Its curriculum is based on the interdisciplinary Great Books model offered in the Foundation Year Programme (FYP) at the University of King’s College.

Students receive 12 recorded lectures written and delivered by FYP and Dal professors which they can listen to at their convenience. Twice a month, all students who are available are invited to a live tutorial where they get to discuss the work with a university professor and with others in the class.

Each 12-session Halifax Thinks course focuses on one historical period. Halifax Thinks 2022 is focusing on the emerging modern world and the Age of Enlightenment, and features authors such as Descartes, Rousseau, Newton, Jane Austen, and many more! This class began in late-October and is ongoing. Details regarding next year’s class will be made available here in the future.

You can see a sample schedule of our last session, Halifax Thinks: Renaissance and Reformation, below:


This course is offered by donation. We suggest $400 for those who are able, but that amount is not required, and students donate what they can. All proceeds go to support The Halifax Humanities Society’s other programs: Perspectives, Halifax Humanities 101, and the Angus Johnston Seminar. These programs offer non-credit education in the Humanities to adults living on low incomes, completely free of charge. Students in these programs receive free books, bus tickets, and a childcare subsidy if they need it. The proceeds from Halifax Thinks help to keep these programs running.

These conversations can be transformative. There are no papers, no tests, no exams and no pressure and it will also help to pay the costs for another group of equally keen learners who need your support.

For more information or to register, please email halifaxhumanities@gmail.com.

The Halifax Humanities Society is a registered charity in the province of Nova Scotia. (#864790878R0001)