One of the unique characteristics of the St. John’s College curriculum lies in its ability to transform the outlook of Johnnies. During the first mathematics tutorial, when we question what a point is, we challenge our preconceived notions about a point. With every text we translate, we find a new way of expressing our thoughts. With each experiment and symphony we study, we encounter an idea worth spreading.
Our goal as Johnnies isn’t to just witness the change of society as transcribed in the Great Books, but to change with every writer and story which with we engage. It’s these ideas and changes that are responsible for not only the students we become, but the people we leave the College as. We stand out in a crowd because of our ability to say “on second thought…”
Our alumni, tutor, and student speakers, through talks which follow the “On Second Thought” theme, will share with the audience second thoughts that have either impacted their life, or the world.