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San Diego Independent Scholars is a warm, social community of inquisitive adults who enjoy gathering to study the arts, sciences, literature and more. With featured speakers and regular meetings, we provide educational and cultural events for our members to enjoy.

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    John Rigoli

    Lecture of the Month

    Women in the Early Christian Church

    Guest Speaker: John Rigoli
    Date & Time: Saturday, November 19th, at 1:30pm
    Where We Meet: By Zoom to persons on our mailing list

    Historical discoveries related to the role of women in the early Church…

    To indicate interest and get updates:
    contact [email protected]

    Activities via Zoom:
    Joining a ZOOM meeting is easy: VIDEO TUTORIAL

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    Kuiyi Shen

    Lecture of the Month

    A Review of Modern Chinese Art, Including its Antecedents and
    its Relationship to Modern Chinese Culture.

    Guest Speaker: Dr. Kuiyi Shen
    Date & Time: Saturday, April 23rd, at 1:30pm
    Where We Meet: By Zoom to persons on our mailing list

    Explore modern Chinese Art through examples and discussion, including its origins and its tensions with traditional Chinese Art.

    To indicate interest and get updates:
    contact [email protected]

    Activities via Zoom:
    Joining a ZOOM meeting is easy: VIDEO TUTORIAL

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    Our Study Groups & Other Activities

    These activities, along with our dynamic monthly lectures, represent just some of the varied
    interests of our members. SDIS offers many opportunities for lively discussions!

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    EXPERIENCE

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    EVENTS

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    SEE ALL GROUPS & UPCOMING EVENTS

    NOT A MEMBER YET?   We welcome guests to join us for a complementary Study Group of their choice.  

    Contact us to find out more!

    What Members Say

    “I was looking for something like the study groups. I’m so glad I found SDIS. My life is richer because of it. “

    -Barbara

    “At SDIS I get to spend time with some terrific, interesting people.”

    -Alvin

    “I’ve been stimulated intellectually by SDIS activities and have been delighted by the people I’ve met.I have been encouraged to write when I otherwise wouldn’t have, and have been introduced to subjects I didn’t know about.”

    -Gerry

    SDISIT’S FOR THOSE WHO
    TREASURE A LIFE OF THE MIND.