Chautauqua Institution


Self-improvement through lifelong learning was at the heart of the impulse that motivated Americans and founded Chautauqua in 1874. That tradition continues today through a variety of programs aimed at the exploration and exchange of ideas in an atmosphere that encourages civil discourse.

The morning and interfaith lecture platforms are the bedrock of Chautauqua's programming. Many other lecture series also exist and support Chautauqua's weekly themes. The  Contemporary Issues Forum, presented by Chautauqua Women's Club each Saturday of the season highlights well known speakers who complement the week's theme.

Morning Lectures

Morning Lectures

10:45 a.m., Monday-Friday, Amphitheater

Ideas and opinions are exchanged in an open, challenging atmosphere, and Chautauqua's knowledgeable audiences have the opportunity to participate in question-and-answer sessions at the conclusion of the lectures.


Week One   ::  21st-Century Literacies   ::  June 27 - July 4, 2015
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Week Two  :: Boys Will Be Boys, Then Men   ::  July 4 – 11, 2015
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Week Three  ::  Immigration  ::  July 11 - 18, 2015
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Week Four  ::  Irrationality  ::  July 18 - 25, 2015
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Week Five  ::  Art & Politics  ::  July 25 - Aug. 1, 2015
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Week Six  ::  Vanishing  ::  Aug. 1 - 8, 2015
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Week Seven  ::  Redefining Europe  ::   Aug. 8 - 15, 2015
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Week Eight  ::  The Middle East Now and Next  ::   Aug. 15 - 22, 2015
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Week Nine  ::  Creating Healthy Communities  ::  Aug. 22 - 30, 2015
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Interfaith Lectures

Interfaith Lectures

2 p.m., Monday-Friday, Hall of Philosophy

This series is designed to present issues that impact the lived experience of everyday life from theological, ethical, moral, humanitarian, philosophical and religious perspectives.


Week One   ::  June 27 - July 4, 2015
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Week Two  ::  July 4 – 11, 2015
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Week Three  ::  July 11 - 18, 2015
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Week Four  ::  July 18 - 25, 2015
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Week Five  ::  July 25 - Aug. 1, 2015
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Week Six  ::   Aug. 1 - 8, 2015
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Week Seven  ::   Aug. 8 - 15, 2015
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Week Eight  ::   Aug. 15 - 22, 2015
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Week Nine  ::   Aug. 22 - 30, 2015
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Heritage Lectures

Heritage Lecture Series

3:30 p.m.,Tuesdays & Thursdays, Hall of Christ, (unless otherwise noted).

Presented by the Chautauqua Institution Archives, this series combines the research of Archives staff with notable historians and Chautauqua scholars in order to explore the rich history of Chautauqua and its effect on American culture.


Week One   ::  June 27 - July 4, 2015
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Week Two  :: July 4 – 11, 2015
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Week Three  ::  July 11 - 18, 2015
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Week Four  ::  July 18 - 25, 2015
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Week Five  ::  July 25 - Aug. 1, 2015
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Week Six  ::  Aug. 1 - 8, 2015
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Week Seven  ::   Aug. 8 - 15, 2015
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Week Eight  ::  Aug. 15 - 22, 2015
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Week Nine  ::  Aug. 22 - 30, 2015
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CLSC Authors

CLSC

Thursdays at 3:30 in the Hall of Philosophy, (unless otherwise noted).

Reading together since 1878, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle has remained a leader in adult education through quality programming.

Each summer, the CLSC chooses nine books of literary quality and invites the authors to Chautauqua present their work to an audience of approximately 1,000 readers.


Week One   ::  21st-Century Literacies   ::  June 27 - July 4, 2015
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Week Two  :: Boys Will Be Boys, Then Men   ::  July 4 – 11, 2015
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Week Three  ::  Immigration  ::  July 11 - 18, 2015
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Week Four  ::  Irrationality  ::  July 18 - 25, 2015
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Week Five  ::  Art & Politics  ::  July 25 - Aug. 1, 2015
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Week Six  ::  Vanishing  ::  Aug. 1 - 8, 2015
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Week Seven  ::  Redefining Europe  ::   Aug. 8 - 15, 2015
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Week Eight  ::  The Middle East Now and Next  ::   Aug. 15 - 22, 2015
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Week Nine  ::  Creating Healthy Communities  ::  Aug. 22 - 30, 2015
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Special Lectures

Special Lectures

Lectures sponsored wholly or in part by the Department of Education but which fall outside the normal 10:45 a.m. Amphitheater format will be posted as they are scheduled


Week One   ::  21st-Century Literacies   ::  June 27 - July 4, 2015
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Week Two  :: Boys Will Be Boys, Then Men   ::  July 4 – 11, 2015
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Week Three  ::  Immigration  ::  July 11 - 18, 2015
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Week Four  ::  Irrationality  ::  July 18 - 25, 2015
view Special Lecture(s)


Week Five  ::  Art & Politics  ::  July 25 - Aug. 1, 2015
view Special Lecture(s)


Week Six  ::  Vanishing  ::  Aug. 1 - 8, 2015
view Special Lecture(s)


Week Seven  ::  Redefining Europe  ::   Aug. 8 - 15, 2015
view Special Lecture(s)


Week Eight  ::  The Middle East Now and Next  ::   Aug. 15 - 22, 2015
view Special Lecture(s)


Week Nine  ::  Creating Healthy Communities  ::  Aug. 22 - 30, 2015
view Special Lecture(s)

 

 

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