Paideia 2k19

Welcome to Reed’s annual festival of learning!

Paideia is your chance to learn something new—and share what you know. Take over the classroom and plunge into something you’re passionate about, from the history of punk to the manufacture of chalk to Bollywood dance.

The Greek word Paideia (Παιδεία) is difficult to translate, but denotes education in its broadest sense. For the ancient Greeks, this included philosophy, poetry, mathematics, physics, rhetoric, gymnastics, music, and medicine. At Reed, Paideia is a weeklong festival that takes place every January. Hundreds of workshops are led by students, alumni, staff, and professors, and are open to the entire Reed community. Length and format are up to you.

When and Where

Paideia 2019 will take place January 19-27. The schedule is powered by Guidebook, and you have two ways to access it:

Information may change as Paideia gets closer, so make sure to keep an eye on times and locations!

Please note that Paideia classes are meant only for the Reed community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni, with the exception of Dr. Demento shows.

How Do I Sign Up To Teach A Class?

We invite students, faculty, staff, and alumni to submit an application to teach a class during Paideia. Classes can be on any topic you can imagine.  The more variety the better. They can be fun, silly, serious, informative, and more.  We are able to fund many classes so test it out. Applications for Paideia 2019 are now closed. Check back in the fall to apply for Paideia 2020!

Contact the Committee

Send questions or comments to the 2019 Paideia Committee.

Or contact individual committee members:

Liv Depies, Czar 2k19
David Snower, Czar 2k19
Liliana Santos, Czar emeritus
Kristin Holmberg, Student Activities
Chris Lydgate ’90, Reed Magazine
Prof. Daniel Gerrity [chemistry], Chair