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 discussion: "Unfair" by Benforado Tue, 06/27/2017 - 1:30pm Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice by Adam Benforado (2015.2016)
New Scientist Discussion Group Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:00pm We will be on our usual summer vacation until September, resuming on Thursday Sep. 14. See you then!
Jeff Ctr Book Grp: "In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey... Mon, 07/17/2017 - 2:00pm In this stunningly written book, a Western trained Muslim doctor brings alive what it means for a woman to live in the Saudi Kingdom.
Brain books: "Dark Money" Tue, 07/25/2017 - 1:30pm Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer (2016)

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

  • 07/17/2017 - 2:00pm

    In this stunningly written book, a Western trained Muslim doctor brings alive what it means for a woman to live in the Saudi Kingdom. I've rarely experienced so vividly the shunning and shaming, racism and anti-Semitism, but the surprise is how Dr. Ahmed also finds tenderness at the tattered edges of extremism, and a life-changing pilgrimage back to her Muslim faith." - Gail Sheehy

    The decisions that change your life are often the most impulsive ones.


New Scientist

  • 07/13/2017 - 4:00pm

    We will be on our usual summer vacation until September, resuming on Thursday Sep. 14. See you then!

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