The New Cavalier Reading Society
The New Cavalier Reading Society

IS A YEAR-ROUND ADVENTURE THROUGH

3000 YEARS OF HISTORY, LITERATURE, & PHILOSOPHY.

NEW ENROLMENTS OPEN IN SEPTEMBER

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

NEW ENROLMENTS
OPEN IN SEPTEMBER


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 worlds.

·SOLVM·
·SAPIENTEM·
·ESSE·

·LIBERVM·

The New Cavalier Reading Society

·ONLY·
·THE·WISE·

·ARE·
·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 worlds.

And our 2021 season shall consist of two semesters:

And our 2021 season

consists of 2 new semesters:

ANCIENT GREECE


You'll be astonished by the history of the

5 centuries that constitute humanity's exuberant youth as you discover and discuss the works, the lives, the minds of Europe's first (& greatest) philosophers,
historians, poets, dramatists,
artists, & statesmen.

(UN)LOST CAUSES


As the 21st century becomes increasingly inhuman & dystopian we'll look at a delightful handful of ideas, subjects,
& epochs the study of which can only
steer humanity towards a greater,
freer, & happier future.

ANCIENT GREECE


You'll be astonished by the history of the

5 centuries that constitute The West's exuberant youth as you discover & discuss the works, the lives, the minds of
Europe's first (& greatest) philosophers,
historians, poets, dramatists,
artists, & statesmen.


(UN)LOST CAUSES


As the 21st century becomes increasingly inhuman & dystopian we'll look at a delightful handful of ideas, subjects,
& epochs the study of which can only
steer humanity towards a greater,

freer, & happier future.


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. 

Ever so quickly,
your tutor here explains

precisely how
The New Cavalier
Reading Society

works...

Ever so quickly,
your tutor here 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

IS IMMENSELY EXCITED TO BEQUEATH TO YOU

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

(The Commonplace Books truly have to be seen to be believed—a video
is their best introduction.)

(The Commonplace Books truly have to be seen
to be believed—a video is their best introduction.)

Only available to our members,
3 priceless Volumes of

Only available to members of
The New Cavalier Reading Society
,

3 priceless Volumes of

 contain:

 contain:

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

• 800 different authors writing on 700 separate subjects;
 
• 3000 quotations & excerpts from more than 900 books, 90 essays & lectures, and 75 poems & plays; 

 Over 100 images—of paintings, tombs, temples, inscriptions, maps,

& monuments; 

• 10
 years of reading distilled
into 3 volumes.

AND THEIR
ECLECTIC & EXUBERANT PAGES  SHALL AUGMENT YOUR CORE READING THROUGHOUT
THE FOLLOWING 
  SEMESTERS...

• 900 pages of the best that has ever been written, said, or done;
• 800 different authors writing on 700 separate subjects;
 • 3000 quotations & excerpts from more than 900 books, 90 essays, and 75 poems & plays.
 
Over 100 images—of paintings, tombs, temples, inscriptions, maps, & monuments; 

• 810 years of reading distilled into 3 volumes.

AND THEIR ECLECTIC & EXUBERANT PAGES
SHALL AUGMENT YOUR CORE READING THROUGHOUT

THE FOLLOWING SEMESTERS...


DISCOVER THE WEST'S WONDROUS YOUTH AS YOU
EXPLORE THE PERPETUALLY ILLUMINATING

HISTORY, CULTURE& THOUGHT
OF ANCIENT GREECE—
INCLUDING:

DISCOVER THE WEST'S

WONDROUS YOUTH AS YOU
EXPLORE THE PERPETUALLY

ILLUMINATING HISTORY,
CULTURE, & THOUGHT OF
ANCIENT GREECE—
INCLUDING:



— ARETÉ

The Homeric virtues, the education of Achilles,
Fate and the gods, & the heroic ideal.


 — DIKÉ

Divine Justice, equilibrium, hubris,
the folly of hope, & benevolent law.


— FILOSOFIA —

A love of wisdom, curiosity, & inquiry so strong
that one Ancient Greek chose to die for it.




— ARETÉ

The Homeric virtues, the education of Achilles,
Fate and the gods, & the heroic ideal.


 — DIKÉ

Divine Justice, natural equilibrium, hubris, the folly of hope, & benevolent law.


— FILOSOFIA —

A love of wisdom, curiosity, & inquiry so strong
that one Ancient Greek chose to die for it.



— ISONOMIA

Sparta, Tyranny, Solon, & Athens;
freedom of speech, & the world's first Democracy.


— MARATHONAMACHAI —

"The Men of Marathon" who fought two world wars
before creating the Athenian "Golden Age".


ATARAXIA

“Freedom from care”, and how later philosophers (/wellness-gurus)
turned from a crumbling world to find
happiness within themselves.







— MARATHONAMACHAI

"The Men of Marathon" who fought two world wars before building the Athenian
"Golden Age".


— ISONOMIA

Sparta, Solon, Athens; freedom of speech,
& the world's first Democracy


ATARAXIA

“Freedom from concern”, and how later Greek philosophers turned from a crumbling world
to find happiness within themselves.


THEN IN SEPTEMBER COMES...

THEN IN
SEPTEMBER
   COMES...

WHERE WE'LL LOOK AT A HANDFUL OF SUBJECTS,

THE STUDY OF WHICH CAN ONLY AID IN
CREATING A GREATER, HAPPIER,

& FREER FUTURE—


INCLUDING:

LIBERTY


Once a cornerstone of the modern West, we'll look at how words like Liberty & Freedom have changed their meaning over the centuries and what they might—& ought to—look
like in the 21st.

THE ENVIRONMENT


The ultimate cause
—as the only one upon which
all others depend—we'll look
at both the history and future
of humanity's impact
on planet earth.


TOTALITARIANISM


Focusing on Soviet Russia,
we’ll study the nature, effects,

& horrors of the largest experiment
in social engineering ever
(yet) attempted.


LIBERTY


Once a cornerstone of the modern West, we'll look at how words like Liberty & Freedom have changed their meaning over the centuries and what they might—& ought to—look
like in the 21st.

THE ENVIRONMENT


The ultimate cause
—as the only one upon which
all others depend—we'll look
at both the history and future
of humanity's impact
on planet earth.


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. 

TOTALITARIANISM


Focusing on Soviet Russia,
we’ll study the nature, effects,

& horrors of the largest experiment
in social engineering ever
(yet) attempted.


WHERE WE'LL LOOK AT A HANDFUL OF SUBJECTS,

THE STUDY OF WHICH
CAN ONLY AID IN CREATING
GREATER, HAPPIER,
& FREER FUTURE—


INCLUDING:

LIBERTY


Once a cornerstone of the modern West, we'll look at how words like
Liberty & Freedom have changed their meaning over the centuries and
what they might—& ought to—
look like in the 21st.

THE ENVIRONMENT


The ultimate cause
—the only one upon which
all others depend—we'll look
at both the history and future
of humanity's impact
on planet earth.


TOTALITARIANISM


Focusing on Soviet Russia,
we’ll study the nature, effects,

& horrors of the largest experiment
in social engineering ever
(yet) attempted.


LIBERTY


Once a cornerstone of the modern West, we'll look at how words like Liberty & Freedom have changed their meaning over the centuries and what they might—& ought to—look
like in the 21st.

THE ENVIRONMENT


The ultimate cause
—as the only one upon which
all others depend—we'll look
at both the history and future
of humanity's impact
on planet earth.


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. 

TOTALITARIANISM


Focusing on Soviet Russia,
we’ll study the nature, effects,

& horrors of the largest experiment
in social engineering ever
(yet) attempted.


AND SO
EACH WEEK IN

AND SO
EACH WEEK IN

— AFTER DOING OUR READING —
WE COME TOGETHER FOR 3 LIVE TUTORIALS

AFTER DOING
OUR READING WE COME TOGETHER FOR
3 LIVE TUTORIALS

The New Cavalier Reading Society
The New Cavalier Reading Society

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

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

NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME
IN 6 MONTHS,

is flinging open its
ornate doors to new members,
AND SHALL START A NEW SEMESTER ON

MAY 24th.

NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 6 MONTHS,

is flinging open its ornate doors to new members,
AND SHALL START A NEW SEMESTER ON

MAY 24th.

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? —

KATEE

Teacher, Sacramento


"I decided after debating for many months to join the New Cavalier Reading Society. 
I can say I’ve found myself enamoured with the pondering of the topics we tackle each week. After a bit too much nonsense viewing and reading during quarantine it has been a joy to engage in intellectual discussions with people of all viewpoints without a need to agree
and only the goal of open discussions.

I'm glad I took the leap and joined this enriching activity."


"I decided, after debating for many months, to join the New Cavalier Reading Society.
I can say I’ve found myself enamoured with the pondering of the topics we tackle each week. After a bit too much nonsense viewing and reading during quarantine it has been a joy to engage in intellectual discussions with people of all viewpoints without a need to agree and only the goal of open discussions. I'm glad I took the leap and joined this enriching activity."



"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'm 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!"


MUAZ

International Development Consultant, Toronto


"The New Cavalier Reading Society has been a singular intellectual joyride for me.

The immersive learning and discussions are enlightening and intellectually stimulating  and I love the lectures and discussions, they are so very
informative.  I strongly recommend joining to anyone interested in
art, culture, history, or philosophy; it’s money worth spending."



"
The New Cavalier Reading Society has been a singular intellectual joyride for me. 
The immersive learning and discussions are enlightening and intellectually stimulating  and I love the lectures and discussions, they are so very informative.  I strongly recommend joining to anyone interested in art, culture, history, or philosophy; it’s money
worth spending."

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:

·  8 months of the cultural exuberance that is our 2021 season.

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

·  Exclusive access to Volume IV of The Commonplace Book.

·  Dedicated Volumes for both semesters which include your philosophical contributions to them

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

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

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

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

·  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 —

·  Weeks, hours, months 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 .

·  8 months of the cultural exuberance that is our 2021 season.


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


·  Exclusive access to Volume IV of The Commonplace Book.


· Dedicated Volumes for both semesters, which include your own philosophical contributions to them.


·  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.


— AND —

MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL:


· Weeks, hours, months of LIVE
New 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
nor are our wider cultural explorations. 

And 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, literature,
& philosophy.


EXALT your heart

&
ENNOBLE your mind.


DISCUSS

humanity's most

profound questions
with a global society of
culturally-minded people;


AND

have a novelist

AS YOUR TUTOR;


— AND —

TO FALL BACK IN LOVE

WITH CULTURE...


— AND ! —

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


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RECONNECT

with 3000 years of

history, literature,
& philosophy.


EXALT your heart

&
ENNOBLE your mind.


DISCUSS

humanity's most

profound questions
with a global society of
culturally-minded people;


AND

have a novelist

AS YOUR TUTOR;


— AND —

TO FALL BACK IN LOVE

WITH CULTURE...


— AND ! —

TO FALL BACK IN LOVE WITH CULTURE...


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The New Cavalier Reading Society

TO BEGIN YOUR ADVENTURE IN NOBLE WONDER.

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IS CURRENTLY IN
ANCIENT-GREECE SESSION

AND IS THEREFORE CLOSED TO NEW ENROLMENTS.


WHEN IN SEPTEMBER
WE AGAIN OPEN OUR DOORS 

1st OFFERS OF MEMBERSHIP SHALL GO TO OUR WAITING LIST, WHICH YOU CAN JOIN BY SIMPLY FILLING OUT THIS FORM:

The New Cavalier Reading Society
The New Cavalier Reading Society

IS CURRENTLY IN ANCIENT-GREECE SESSION

AND IS THEREFORE CLOSED TO NEW ENROLMENTS.


WHEN IN SEPTEMBER WE AGAIN OPEN OUR DOORS 

1st OFFERS OF MEMBERSHIP SHALL GO TO OUR
WAITING LIST, WHICH YOU CAN JOIN BY
SIMPLY FILLING OUT THIS FORM:

TO BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY IN NOBLE WONDER.

QVESTIONS
—   ABOVT   —
 MEMBERSHIP?


Feel free to contact your New Cavalier tutor Joshua Humphreys at
membership
@
newcavalierreadingsociety.com
and he'll get back to you as soon as is cavalierly possible.

— QVESTIONS ABOVT MEMBERSHIP? —


Feel free to contact your New Cavalier tutor Joshua Humphreys at
membership@newcavalierreadingsociety.com
and he'll get back to you as soon as is cavalierly possible.

·SOLVM·
·SAPIENTEM·
·ESSE·

·LIBERVM·

·ONLY·
·THE·WISE·

·ARE·
·FREE·