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2019 Erasmus Lecture

Now in its 32nd year, the Erasmus Lecture brings world-renowned speakers to New York—including Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Gilbert Meilaender, and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks—to address an audience of over five hundred people each year. The lecture also appears in the pages of First Things and on FirstThings.com.

The Virtuous Life

First Things and Northeast Catholic College are pleased to invite our readers to New York City for a memorable weekend of seminars and lectures on the relationship between individuals and the common good. 

The Common Good

First Things and the Christendom College are pleased to invite our readers to Washington, D.C., for a memorable weekend of seminars and lectures on the relationship between individuals and the common good. 

Original Prin

Join us for a reception and conversation with novelist Randy Boyagoda. 

American Priest

Join us for a reception and conversation with Reverend Wilson D. Miscamble, C.S.C. 

A Hole in the Renaissance

This talk tells the story of Latin grammar schools during the early Tudor government and the tumultuous years of the English Reformation. Join us for an engaging lecture on the history of Education.