Welcome to the Iowa Lyceum!
Introducing pre-college students to philosophy and cultivating intellectual virtues.
Click here to apply for the 2022 Iowa Lyceum.
The 10th annual Iowa Lyceum will be held both in-person and virtually from July 25th - 29th from 10:00 am to 3 pm CT.
For anyone in the Iowa City area, we will be hosting the Lyceum in-person on the University of Iowa's campus. There will also be a simultaneous online Lyceum open to participants outside the Iowa City area.
If you have any questions about our program, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org!
We would like to thank the following institutions for supporting the Philosophy Lyceum at the University of Iowa:
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Iowa
Frequently Asked Questions
Great question! The updated Lyceum forms can always be found on this years Lyceum page. We will be updating this once we get closer to 2021:
The best thing to do is to contact the program organizers and we will be in contact with you shortly thereafter:
The Iowa Lyceum is free for participants (high school students age 13+).
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A few of the Lyceum graduate student organizers--Danielle Colburn, Cassie Finley, and Joe Glover--published a chapter on the value of pre-college philosophy and the Iowa Lyceum in Intentional Disruption: Expanding Access to Pre-College Philosophy. Our chapter can be read here, or the book can be purchased directly from Vernon Publishing here.
Future philosophy events in the area! Use the "View More Events" button below to see all Iowa Lyceum events!
The Iowa Lyceum is made possible by PLATO, the APA, the University of Iowa Philosophy Department, and the University of Iowa's College of Arts and Sciences. We would not be able to offer the Lyceum free of charge to students if it weren't for their contributions!