Welcome to the Jefferson Center

We are a community of individuals in Southern Oregon dedicated to Jeffersonian ideals of rational inquiry and disciplined thought.

Members of the Jefferson Center share a thirst for knowledge, seeking intellectual and moral awareness through the exchange of ideas and points of view. Many of our members are humanists, with a secular perspective. If you value freedom of thought with rigorous investigation you are welcome to join us. The Center hosts public lectures, salons, and other events supporting growth of its members and fostering improvement in the world.

Those who appreciate active learning and enjoy lively conversation will find good company here. Click for more


Upcoming Events

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Brain Books: Don't Think of an Elephant Tue, 10/24/2017 - 1:30pm The ALL NEW Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate by George Lakoff (2014). Be sure to get the new edition (2014), not the older edition (2004).
New Scientist Discussion Group Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:00pm The New Scientist drinking and discussion group will meet Thursday November 9th, at 4pm at El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant, in their back side room. El Tapatio is located behind Ashland Motor Company at 1633 Hwy 99. Please join us if you enjoy talking about science--both the latest news and broader issues in science and society--while enjoying your favorite beverage and nibbles. See you there!
Jeff Ctr Book Grp: Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:00pm Location: Jefferson Center in the Old Ashland Armory

Bob Semes talk during the June 12, 2016 meeting.

The attached mp3 files were recorded by Olena Black during the meeting.


Lecture

Information about the current lecture (if one is scheduled within the next six weeks) is summarized here. For lectures that may be scheduled farther in the future, click here.

Salon


Book Group


New Scientist

  • 11/09/2017 - 4:00pm

    The New Scientist drinking and discussion group will meet Thursday November 9th, at 4pm at El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant, in their back side room. El Tapatio is located behind Ashland Motor Company at 1633 Hwy 99. Please join us if you enjoy talking about science--both the latest news and broader issues in science and society--while enjoying your favorite beverage and nibbles. See you there!

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