San Diego Independent Scholars
SDIS presents regular lectures on a variety of topics. We also encourage the pursuit of scholarly activities such as research, writing, and discussion. You will meet people from many fields who enjoy exchanging ideas, sharing resources, and encouraging each other in their projects.
Throughout the academic year we host free informative meetings that are open to the public. Knowledgeable speakers are drawn from the San Diego community and from SDIS membership. These meetings are held eight times a year on the third Saturday of the month at 1:30 pm at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) campus. Free parking is available on specified floors in the Gilman Parking Structure.
A newsletter, Scholars Notebook, is available on the website which is published during meeting months.
SDIS is a registered not-for-profit 501(c) (3) charitable and educational corporation. SDIS subsidizes UCSD library cards for senior members who are interested. We manage two special funds, one to purchase current member publications to donate to two local libraries, and another to provide small grants for members’ scholarly research.