Summer 2021 Schedule

The summer term consists of 8 weeks of encore classes given in June and July, with just one class offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays only from 10:30 a.m. until Noon.

To explore the richness of subject matter covered by our classes, subjects are sorted into the five categories listed below. Click on a category to see the courses it contains.

  1. Contemporary Issues
  2. Visual and Performing Arts
  3. Literature
  4. History
  5. Science and Philosophy

Encore classes for Summer 2021

Sessions are given in the table below. These classes were chosen by Quest members to be repeated during the summer session from the webinars given during the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters.

Registration links will be provided, as usual, through the Next Week at Quest email sent the week before each class. All classes meet from 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon.



June 1
Susan Diehl
Gordon Parks
Great Journalists and Publishers

June 3
Brenda Wilder
Synthetic Biology:
Reinventing Nature

Science and Scientists

June 8
Madeleine Brecher
Balkan Ghosts: 
A Journey Through History
Fascinating Non-Fiction

June 10
Michael Wellner
Clarence Thomas
Law and Order

June 15
Phil Gisser, Sandra Abramson, 
Wayne Cotter, Steve Allen
Polling, Voter Suppression,
plus the Mayoral Race 

Election 2020

June 17
Beth Callender
"All You Need is Love": 
A History Of Romantic Love
Presenter's Choice

June 22
Larry Shapiro
Islam and the Jews

June 24
Karen Levin
Mike Nichols
Film Directors - Then and Now

June 29
Jennifer Jolly
Leonardo da Vinci
Movers and Shakers

July 1


July 6

Marian Friedman

An American Family: A Memoir of 
Hope and Sacrifice

By Khizr Khan
Fascinating Non-Fiction

July 8
Toni Dickenson
Foreign Affairs

July 13
Lynnel Garabedian
Salvador Dali
Artists and Their Work

July 15
Beth Callender,
Mary Ann Donnelly

Creativity Day

July 20
Steve Koenig, Wayne Cotter
A Salute to Songwriters
Classic Rock Albums

July 22
Sandra Abramson
Rachel Maddow
Great Journalists and Publishers

July 27

Ruth Ward
Women's Voices

July 29

Ann Goerdt
The African Continent

Note: All classes meet from 10:30 AM through 12:00 Noon.