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The Joy of Classical Education: A free lecture presented by Rockbridge Academy

| January 15, 2015, 10:58 AM | 0 Comments

Wise-Bauer Photo (1)Rockbridge Academy welcomes the community to a free lecture on The Joy of Classical Education by renowned writer and historian, Susan Wise Bauer. The lecture will take place January 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, 710 Ridgley Road, Annapolis, MD.   

Wise Bauer’s most recent project is an ongoing narrative world history series for W. W. Norton. The History of the Renaissance World: From the First Crusade to the Conquest of Constantinople was just published; previous volumes in the series include The History of the Medieval World (2010) and The History of the Ancient World (2007). She is also the author of The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had (Norton, 2003), a guide to reading the classic works of fiction, poetry, history, autobiography, and drama; and the co-author, with her mother Jessie Wise, of The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home.

The author was a Presidential Scholar and National Merit finalist, and finished her B.A. in five semesters with a major in English, a minor in Greek and a summer spent studying twentieth century theology as a Visiting Student at Oxford. She went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, an M.A. in English language and literature at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and her Ph.D. in American Studies, with a major field in the history of American religion. She has taught composition and literature at the College of William and Mary for over fifteen years.  Wise Bauer has four children, now ranging in age from 13 to 22. The older two are university students, and the younger two are still being educated at home.

Rockbridge Academy holds an annual community lecture each January.  The K-12 Classical Christian school located in Millersville, MD founded in 1995 and is a member of the Association of Classical Christian Schools.  Email [email protected], call 410-923-1171 or visit for more information. 

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