Saturday University Lecture Series
Tea Times: Cultures, Commerce, and Conflict
October 1 - December 3, 2016
The history of tea is steeped in philosophy, literature, art, and world trade. Take an in-depth look at wild plants, distinct pleasures, and imperial exploitation as eight scholars present a few remarkable moments from the long story of tea.
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The popular Saturday University Lecture Series brings in national, local, and international speakers to delve into a unique theme for each series. Every year we host a winter/spring and a fall series, in partnership with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies. Our mornings begin with coffee and book browsing (thanks to the Elliott Bay Book Company), and conclude with an audience discussion with the speaker.
I spend all week thinking about last Saturday’s lecture, and looking forward to the next one.
Auditorium seating is primarily through advance series subscriptions with limited individual lecture tickets sold at the door. Other interested visitors can join the on-site simulcast viewing at no charge.
Teachers attending three or more lectures in a series are eligible for FREE clock hours. Sign in at each lecture required.
Saturday University is presented in partnership with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies and the Elliott Bay Book Company.