St John’s College, Annapolis Information Evening

Jul 18, 2023 | Announcements, News & Media, PG News

Sydney, Tuesday 17 July 2023: Want to learn more about our exciting full scholarship for study at one of America’s oldest and most distinguished liberal arts colleges – including an internship in Washington, DC?

Then join us for our St John’s College, Annapolis Information Evening at the Centre on Wednesday 26th July.

The evening will be hosted by Ramsay Centre Academic Director Professor Diana Glenn. Professor Glenn will be joined by two special guests:

*St John’s alumnus, Associate Professor Andrew Poe, who teaches social and political thought in the Western Civilisation Program at the Australian Catholic University, and

*Current St John’s College, Annapolis, Ramsay Postgraduate Scholar, Michael Connors.

Associate Professor Poe will share his experiences of the Great Books education he received at St John’s College and deliver a lecture on “Forming (Un)Common Sense: Platon Karataev’s Lesson in Tolstoy’s War and Peace.”

Michael Connors will reflect on his St John’s experience thus far, including the opportunities he has taken up in the US whilst studying.

Professor Glenn will also be joined by Centre Postgraduate Scholarship Manager Naomi Spinks, who will outline the Centre’s full scholarship to St John’s, which includes a Washington, DC internship, and is valued at up to AUD$75,000 p.a.

Ms Spinks will also provide an overview of the Centre’s Postgraduate Scholarships more broadly, sharing her insights into the application process and providing tips on how to prepare a competitive application.

The St John’s College, Annapolis, Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship, is part of a suite of Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarships, first offered in 2021. The new scholarships, which support young Australian leaders to study at the world’s best universities, are the most generous on offer for postgraduate study overseas.

The St John’s scholarship is the only Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship to specify a study destination, recognising the truly exceptional education St John’s provides, offered by very few other institutions world-wide. While the St John’s program may be a new concept for some Australians, it is well-known the world over for offering the original, and many would argue the best of the Great Books courses. And in the US, the College is recognised in higher education circles as a premium offering.

St John’s is the third oldest college in the US where students have been reading the Great Books since the college’s famed ‘New Program’ commenced in 1937. From Aristotle to Aquinas, Wordsworth to Woolf, Herodotus to Hegel, ‘Johnnies’ explore the greatest thinkers of all time in a challenging, interdisciplinary program.

It is situated in Annapolis, an idyllic seaside city in Maryland, founded in 1649, from where the call was issued to form the Constitutional Convention, leading to the foundation of modern America. It is home to the US Naval Academy and just 30 minutes from Washington, DC.

St John’s alumni span several fields, and include a Deputy Attorney General in California, a CNN White House Correspondent, a Senator for Nebraska, a Chargé d’Affaires to the Republic of the Sudan, a Vice-President at IBM, and a director for clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health.

The St John’s scholarship covers tuition and some living expenses for the College’s Master of Arts in Liberal Arts: a two-year Great Books course exploring some of the most profound and foundational texts in history.

Join us for this special evening!

When: Wednesday 26th July 2023

Time: 5:45pm – 8pm

Where: The Ramsay Centre, 173 Macquarie Street, SydneyDress Code: Smart casual

Limited seating, light catering will be provided 

RSVP essential: email