Origins Science Scholars

The Origins Science Scholars Program is back live and in person.  We were thrilled to be able to bring world-class cutting-edge science to our Scholars by zoom over the past three years, we are even more thrilled to be returning to our original vibrant, interactive format -- live and in person, with dinner and conversation following each lecture.  We hope you will join us each and every week -- for the exact same price we charged in 2019. 

The Origins Science Scholars Program is presented by Siegal Lifelong Learning and the Institute for the Science of Origins (ISO) and is held in partnership with several Northeast Ohio research and educational institutions. This unique program offers community members an opportunity to engage with leading scholars in the rapidly developing areas of origins science. Each evening begins with a presentation by a world-class researcher followed by dinner and an open discussion with the speaker.

Instead of our traditional cookies and coffee before the talk, please come and join us for a cash bar at the Jolly Scholar restaurant and bar on the ground floor of Thwing.  The Jolly Scholar is an outstanding microbrewery offering a wide variety of craft beers, as well as a wide variety of other alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and food.   And if you'd like to keep the discussion flowing after dinner, the Jolly Scholar stays open until 11 pm.

Session Dates: The next Origins Science Scholars series will begin Fall 2023

Register here for the entire series or for individual lectures by clicking on the titles listed below. 

Full Series cost:  Members of Lifelong Learning: $211  | Nonmembers: $231 
Price Per Lecture cost:  Members of Lifelong Learning: $44  | Nonmembers: $52

Friends of ISO and Emeritus faculty register at the member rate.

PARKING: The closest parking garage is Lot 29 which you enter off East Blvd just next to Severance Hall.  This is the same garage that our returning scholars will remember when we held the program in "The Tink" .  Thwing is the historic building next door, originally the home of the Excelsior Club, and requires about a 50 foot walk outside from the stairs or elevator up from the garage.  Signage will be in place. Parking is not included in the program fees.