The New Cavalier Reading Society
The New Cavalier Reading Society

IS A YEAR-ROUND ADVENTURE THROUGH

3000 YEARS OF ART, HISTORY, & PHILOSOPHY.

IS AN ALL-YEAR ADVENTURE THROUGH 3000 YEARS OF ART, HISTORY, & PHILOSOPHY


A MEMBERS-ONLY GROUP DEDICATED

to discussing humanity's most profound questions as explored by its wisest minds,

bequeaths to its members a wondrous education in what culture was like before the universities crushed it, & serves as a most noble guide to keeping one conversant with

all that is beautiful & sublime in the intellectual & moral world.


·SOLVM·
·SAPIENTEM·
·ESSE·

·LIBERVM·

The New Cavalier Reading Society

·ONLY·THE·

·WISE·

·PERSON·
·IS​·FREE·

The New Cavalier Reading Society

IS A MEMBERS-ONLY GROUP DEDICATED

to discussing mankind's most profound questions,

as explored by humanity's wisest minds.

Bequeathing to its members a wondrous education in what culture was like before the universities crushed it,
we serve as a most noble guide in keeping one conversant
with all that is beautiful & sublime in the
intellectual & moral world.

In our 2020 season—the biggest & best yet—you're going to:

In our upcoming 2020 season you're going to:

The New Cavalier Reading Society

RECONNECT

with 3000 years of history.


You'll walk through the histories of Classical Greece, Imperial Rome, Ancient Israel—
wonder at in the mythologies of Mt Olympus, Buddhist Thailand, Hindu India;
spend sunlit days in Gothic Venice and the European Renaissance, fight your way through the American and French Revolutions, be appalled by Soviet Russia and astounded by the  First & Second World Wars.

The New Cavalier Reading Society

ENNOBLE

your intellect.


by engaging with the minds of Nietzsche, Einstein, Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Plato, Thomas Aquinas, Jesus of Nazareth, Buddha, John Ruskin, Freud, Epictetus, Gandhi, King David, Marin Luther King, Montaigne, Bertrand Russell, Confucius, Erasmus, Seneca, Napoleon,
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Emerson, Kraus,
Beethoven, & Richard Wagner. 

ENNOBLE

your intellect.


by engaging with the minds of Nietzsche, Einstein, Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Plato, Thomas Aquinas, Jesus of Nazareth, Buddha, John Ruskin, Freud, Spengler, Epictetus, Gandhi, King David, Marin Luther King, Montaigne, Confucius, Erasmus, Seneca, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Napoleon, Emerson,  Beethoven, & Richard Wagner. 

The New Cavalier Reading Society

FALL IN LOVE

with the life & work


of Byron, Blake, Horace, Hokusai, Michelangelo, Rossetti, Yeats,  Homer, Hemingway, Flaubert, Shakesepeare, Nabokov,  Delacroix, Wilde, Mitford, Casanova—& over 830 writers, poets, philosophers, playwrights, painters, saints, sinners, scientists, generals, geniuses, adventurers, explorers,
kings, comedians, & composers! 

FALL IN LOVE

with the life & work


of Byron, Blake, Horace, Hokusai,

Michelangelo, Rossetti, Virgil, Yeats,  Homer, Hemingway, Millais, Flaubert, Nabokov,  Delacroix, Wilde, Mitford, Casanova, the best bits from 20 Shakespeare plays—and over 830 other writers, poets, philosophers, playwrights, painters, saints, sinners, scientists, generals, geniuses, adventurers, explorers, kings, comedians, & composers!

The New Cavalier Reading Society

RECONNECT

with 3000 years of history.


You'll walk through the histories of Classical Greece, Imperial Rome, Ancient Israel—wonder at in the mythologies of Mt Olympus, Buddhist Thailand, Hindu India;
spend sunlit days in Gothic Venice and the European Renaissance, fight your way through the American and French Revolutions, be appalled by Soviet Russia and astounded by the  First & Second World Wars.

The New Cavalier Reading Society

ENNOBLE

your intellect.


by engaging with the minds of Nietzsche, Einstein, Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Plato, Thomas Aquinas, Jesus of Nazareth, Buddha, John Ruskin, Freud, Spengler, Epictetus, Gandhi, King David, Marin Luther King, Montaigne, Bertrand Russell, Confucius, Erasmus, Seneca, Napoleon,
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Emerson, Kraus,
Beethoven, & Richard Wagner. 

ENNOBLE

your intellect.


by engaging with the minds of Nietzsche, Einstein, Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Plato, Thomas Aquinas, Jesus of Nazareth, Buddha, John Ruskin, Freud, Spengler, Epictetus, Gandhi, King David, Marin Luther King, Montaigne, Confucius, Erasmus, Seneca, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Napoleon, Emerson,  Beethoven, & Richard Wagner. 

The New Cavalier Reading Society

FALL IN LOVE

with the life & work


of Byron, Blake, Horace, Hokusai, Michelangelo, Rossetti, Yeats,  Homer, Hemingway, Flaubert, Nabokov,  Delacroix, Wilde, Mitford, Casanova—the best bits from 20 Shakespeare plays—& over 830 writers, poets, philosophers, playwrights, painters, saints, sinners, scientists, generals, geniuses, adventurers, explorers, kings, comedians, & composers! 

FALL IN LOVE

with the life & work


of Byron, Blake, Horace, Hokusai,

Michelangelo, Rossetti, Virgil, Yeats,  Homer, Hemingway, Millais, Flaubert, Nabokov,  Delacroix, Wilde, Mitford, Casanova, the best bits from 20 Shakespeare plays—and over 830 other writers, poets, philosophers, playwrights, painters, saints, sinners, scientists, generals, geniuses, adventurers, explorers, kings, comedians, & composers!

— HOW DOES THE NEW CAVALIER READING SOCIETY WORK? —

HOW DOES
THE
—   NEW CAVALIER   —
READING SOCIETY
WORK?

Ever so quickly your tutor — novelist & playwright Joshua Humphreys —

 explains precisely how The New Cavalier Reading Society works.

 

Ever so quickly, your tutor

—novelist and playwright Joshua Humphreys—

explains precisely how

The New Cavalier Reading Society works.

& FOR THIS
—   ADVENTURE IN   —
NOBLE WONDER


— & FOR THIS ADVENTURE IN NOBLE WONDER —


The Commonplace Book of Joshua Humphreys
The Commonplace Book of Joshua Humphreys

IS IMMENSELY EXCITED TO BEQUEATH TO ITS MEMBERS

The Commonplace Book of Joshua Humphreys
The Commonplace Book of Joshua Humphreys

IS IMMENSELY EXCITED TO BEQUEATH TO ITS MEMBERS

The Commonplace Book of Joshua Humphreys
The Commonplace Book of Joshua Humphreys
The Commonplace Book of Joshua Humphreys

(The Commonplace Books truly have to be seen to be believed:

so a video is their best introduction...)

Only available to members of
The New Cavalier Reading Society
,

the 3 priceless Volumes of

Only available to members of
The New Cavalier Reading Society
the 3 priceless Volumes of

 contain:

 contain:

• 900 pages of the best that has ever been written, said, or done;

• 850 different authors writing on 700 separate subjects;
 
• 4000 quotations & excerpts from more than 1000 books, 100 essays & lectures, and 95 poems & plays; 

 Over 200 images—of paintings, tombs, temples, inscriptions, maps,

& monuments; 

• 
10 years of reading distilled into 3 volumes.


AND THEIR ECLECTIC & EXUBERANT PAGES
FORM YOUR CORE READING THROUGHOUT OUR YEAR.


• 900 pages of the best that has ever been written, said, or done;
850 different authors writing on 700 separate subjects;
 • 4000 quotations & excerpts from more than 1000 books, 100 essays, and 85 poems & plays.
 
Over 200 images—of paintings, tombs, temples, inscriptions, maps, & monuments; 

• 10 years of reading distilled into 3 volumes.

AND THEIR ECLECTIC & EXUBERANT PAGES
FORM YOUR CORE READING THROUGHOUT OUR YEAR.



Care to indulge your intellect right now?—to sample what Depths of Wisdom & Heights of Elegance shall all yours be?!?

READ 25

NEW CAVALIER

READING SOCIETY

SAMPLE PAGES


Care to indulge your intellect right now?

To sample what Depths of Wisdom &
Heights of Elegance shall all yours be?!?

READ 25
NEW CAVALIER READING SOCIETY
SAMPLE PAGES

— THEN EACH WEEK WE COME TOGETHER FOR 2 LIVE TUTORIALS —

THEN EACH WEEK WE COME TOGETHER FOR
2 LIVE TUTORIALS

The New Cavalier Reading Society
The New Cavalier Reading Society

AND WE DISCUSS, AS A SOCIETY,
ALL
THE CULTURAL DELIGHTS
 YOU'VE BEEN READING.

AND WE DISCUSS,
AS A SOCIETY,
ALL
THE CULTURAL DELIGHTS
 YOU'VE BEEN READING.

NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 12 MONTHS

is flinging open its ornate doors to new members,
AND SHALL START ITS 2020 SEASON ON JANUARY 13TH!

NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 12 MONTHS

is flinging open its ornate doors to new members,
AND SHALL START ITS 2020 SEASON ON JANUARY 13TH!

NOW,

—   FOR THE FIRST TIME  —

IN 12 MONTHS

is gently opening its ornate doors to new members,
AND SHALL START ITS 2020 SEASON ON JANUARY 13TH!

IF

DEFYING the flight from learned magnificence; RECOVERING the lost art of noble thinking;
and REDISCOVERING what culture was like before the professors crushed it;

and

becoming conversant with ALL THAT IS BEAUTIFUL & SUBLIME in the moral & intellectual worlds

appeal to you....

ANIF

RECEIVING NOBLE INSTRUCTION from the men and women whose words surpass in magnificence all others of all times

and

DISCOURSING daily with 3000 years of culture,
 — AND! —

RETURNING to the eternal superiority of wisdom
over knowledge
ALL also appeal to you...

WHAT DO

NEW CAVALIERS

—  PAST & PRESENT  —THINK OF THEIR

READING SOCIETY?

— WHAT DO NEW CAVALIERS PAST & PRESENT THINK

OF THEIR READING SOCIETY? —


"Josh has travelled the literary globe for the last 3000 years & in his Commonplace Books has crafted quite possibly the most magnificent treasure chest of words & wisdom that I’ve ever come across. I have spent hours, days & weeks buried in the splendour of The New Cavalier Reading Society & the conversations we’ve had in our global classroom have been truly mind-blowing."


CASSANDRA

Teacher, Melbourne

"Josh has travelled the literary globe for the last 3000 years & in his Commonplace Books has crafted quite possibly the most magnificent treasure chest of words & wisdom that I’ve ever come across. I have spent hours, days & weeks buried in the splendour of The New Cavalier Reading Society & the conversations we’ve had in our global classroom have been truly mind-blowing."


SERGIO

English Tutor, Sao Paolo


"The New Cavalier Reading Society is my new addiction. A group of diverse people brought together by a restless, learned, & talented young writer whose dazzling intellect never ceases to amaze us, Josh has managed to keep us each day more enthused, respecting each other's opinions, and cherishing each other's company

as we truly & passionately pursue wisdom together."


"The New Cavalier Reading Society is my new addiction. A group of diverse people brought together by a restless, learned, & talented young writer whose dazzling intellect never ceases to amaze us, Josh has managed to keep us each day more enthused, respecting each other's opinions, and cherishing each other's company as we truly & passionately pursue wisdom together."



"A truly magical educational fellowship created from the ether, just when I thought I was drowning in a Groundhog-Day existence, the opportunity to join The New Cavalier Reading Society tethered me back to myself. The Commonplace Books have become my bible & speak to me daily. Our varied discussions make me analyse all my thinking & both re-evaluate & reaffirm my beliefs, and my synapses are now firing 24/7 again.
Jung said, “Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
Thanks to The New Cavalier Reading Society I am AWAKE!"


KATIE

Company Director, Boston

"A truly magical educational fellowship created from the ether, just when I thought I was drowning in a Groundhog-Day existence, the opportunity to join The New Cavalier Reading Society tethered me back to myself. The Commonplace Books have become my bible & speak to me daily. Our varied discussions make me analyse all my thinking & both re-evaluate & reaffirm my beliefs, and my synapses are now firing 24/7 again.
Jung said, “Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
Thanks to The New Cavalier Reading Society I am AWAKE!"


SUMMER

Director of Learning Design, Education Changemakers;

Chair of the Board, Little Dreamers Australia;

Advisor to the United Nations’ Global Educator Taskforce.


 "The New Cavalier Reading Society is an incredible opportunity

to grow your smarts, your heart & your community.


   Joshua curates a learning environment where your interpretations, opinions & creations are accepted, 
iterated and validated. 


    The tutorials are intriguing & invite creativity & push you a little further in character, knowledge, & communication & have become a treasured part of my week. The Commonplace Books are so precious I take them with me wherever I go. It’s incredible how they've become a reference, a North Star—a point of fascination for both fleeting moments in trains & hour upon hour of curiosity curled up on the couch.
   

As an education professional I’ve seen many attempts at both online learning & online community and I can confidently attest that The New Cavalier Reading Society is well-designed, magnificently facilitated & tremendously curated. It's engaging adult learning at its best & you’ll be grateful for the investment you make in yourself

—socially, emotionally, & intellectually—

by communing as a New Cavalier."


 "The New Cavalier Reading Society
is an incredible opportunity to grow your smarts,  your heart & your community.


   Joshua curates a learning environment where your interpretations, opinions & creations are accepted, 
iterated and validated. 


    The tutorials are intriguing & invite creativity & push you a little further in character, knowledge, & communication & have become a treasured part of my week. The Commonplace Books are so precious I take them with me wherever I go. It’s incredible how they've become a reference, a North Star—a point of fascination for both fleeting moments in trains & hour upon hour of curiosity curled up on the couch.
   

As an education professional I’ve seen many attempts at both online learning & online community and I can confidently attest that The New Cavalier Reading Society is well-designed, magnificently facilitated & tremendously curated. It's engaging adult learning at its best & you’ll be grateful for the investment you make in yourself

—socially, emotionally, & intellectually—

by communing as a New Cavalier."


AS A NEW MEMBER OF

THE NEW CAVALIER READING SOCIETY
YOU GET:

·  12 months of the cultural exuberance that is our 2020 season.

·  Volumes I, II, & III of THE COMMONPLACE BOOK of JOSHVA HVMPHREYS.

·  Exclusive access to the upcoming Volume IV of The Commonplace Book.

·  Your own 250-page New Cavalier Reading Society Notebook.

·  Access to THE ENCHIRIDION, an online distillation of the above.

·  Access to our private Forumwhere the cultural conversation never stops.

·  Access to our MEMBERS' LIBRARY, with years of downloadable reading.

·  Access to our CLERESTORY, where all our exclusive publications are housed .

·  12 weeks of the cultural exuberance that is our
Winter Semester.


·  Lifetime membership of The New Cavalier Reading Society.


·  Volumes I & II of THE COMMONPLACE BOOK of JOSHVA HVMPHREYS.


·  Exclusive access to the upcoming Volume III of The Commonplace Book.


·  THE ENCHIRIDION, your extraordinary textbook.


·  Your own 250-page New Cavalier Reading Society Notebook.


·  Access to our MEMBERS' LIBRARY, with years of extended reading.


·  Access to our CLERESTORY, where all of our exclusive publications are housed .


— AND —

MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL:


·  3 months of LIVE Cavalier Societal tutorial discussion!



— AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL —

·  40 weeks of LIVE New Cavalier tutorial discussion;
where we discuss, as a society, humanity's most profound questions, as explored by its wisest minds!


AS A NEW MEMBER OF

THE

NEW CAVALIER READING SOCIETY

YOU GET:

·  12 weeks of the cultural exuberance that is our upcoming Winter Semester.

·  Lifetime membership of The New Cavalier Reading Society.

·  Volumes I & II of THE COMMONPLACE BOOK of JOSHVA HVMPHREYS.

·  Exclusive access to the upcoming Volume III of The Commonplace Book.

·  THE ENCHIRIDION, your extraordinary textbook.

·  Your own 250-page New Cavalier Reading Society Notebook.

·  Access to our MEMBERS' LIBRARY, with years of extended reading.

·  Access to our CLERESTORY, where all of our exclusive publications are housed .

·  12 months of the cultural exuberance that is our
2020 season.


·  Volumes I, II, & III of
THE COMMONPLACE BOOK of JOSHVA HVMPHREYS.


·  Exclusive access to the upcoming Volume IV of The Commonplace Book.


·  THE ONLINE ENCHIRIDION,
a digital version of the above.


·  Your own 250-page New Cavalier Reading Society Notebooks.


·  Access to our private Forum, where the cultural conversation never stops.


·  Access to our MEMBERS' LIBRARY, with years of extended reading.


·  Access to our CLERESTORY, where all of our exclusive publications are housed .


— AND —

MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL:


·  40 weeks | 160 hours
of LIVE Cavalier Societal tutorial discussion!


AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL,

·  3 months of LIVE Cavalier Societal tutorial discussion!


FROM THE ETERNAL STUDENT

TO THE CASUAL READER,


THE

NEW CAVALIER

READING SOCIETY

can take up as little or as much

of your time as you'd like.

Our tutorial discussions aren't compulsory, 

and nor are our wider cultural explorations. 

Once you're enrolled as a member,

The Commonplace Books

ARE YOURS TO ENJOY

FOREVER,

however you'd like, whenever you'd like.


FROM  THE  PHILISTINE 

TO THE INTELLECTUAL...


THE
NEW CAVALIER
READING SOCIETY
is for anyone and everyone who wishes to pursue the  glorious & everlasting thing

that is

INTELLECTUAL EXCELLENCE.

You need no doctorate,
no degree, no diploma.

We require of you
only a vast curiosity,
an appetite for wisdom,
A PASSION FOR LEARNING.


FROM  THE  PHILISTINE 

TO THE INTELLECTUAL...


THE
NEW CAVALIER
READING SOCIETY
is for anyone and everyone who wishes to pursue the  glorious & everlasting thing

that is

INTELLECTUAL EXCELLENCE.

You need no doctorate,
no degree, no diploma.

We require of you
only a vast curiosity,
an appetite for wisdom,
A PASSION FOR LEARNING.


RECONNECT

with 3000 years of

history, art, & culture.


EXALT your heart

&

ENNOBLE your mind.


DISCUSS

humanity's most

profound questions;


AND

have a novelist

AS YOUR TUTOR


— AND! —

TO FALL BACK IN LOVE

WITH PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE,

POETRY, ART, & MUSIC...


— AND ! —

TO FALL BACK IN LOVE WITH PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE, POETRY, ART, & MUSIC...


THEN YOU ARE 
HEREBY INVITED BY

TO BEGIN YOUR
ADVENTURE IN
NOBLE WONDER

The New Cavalier Reading Society

THEN YOU ARE

HEREBY INVITED BY

The New Cavalier Reading Society

TO BEGIN YOUR ADVENTURE IN NOBLE WONDER.

TO BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY IN NOBLE WONDER.

·SOLVM·
·SAPIENTEM·
·ESSE·

·LIBERVM·

·ONLY·THE·

·WISE·

·PERSON·
·IS​·FREE·