Bicentennial Lecture Presented by Andrew O’Shaughnessy Recording Now Available!

The Colonnade Club was honored to have Andrew O’Shaughnessy present “The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University.” So that members who were unable to join us these evening for this special lecture, we have recorded his presentation and made it available on the Club’s YouTube page for all to enjoy. Please find the recording linked here. His lecture discusses Thomas Jefferson who was intimately involved in every aspect of the creation of the University of Virginia. It represented what he regarded as one of the three greatest achievements of his life. He argues that Jefferson’s vision of public education was a revolutionary as his other achievements and that it still has potential to stimulate discussion about the role of universities. Colonnade Club members and the public are welcome to attend Bicentennial lectures hosted by Club. Please visit our calendar to learn more about upcoming lectures read more

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Learn more about Colonnade Club membership benefits, including the use of Pavilion VII spaces for meetings, events, weddings, overnight stays and more. Benefits  |  Eligibility |  Membership Categories  |  Dues Colonnade Club members cherish the historic charm and inviting tranquility of Pavilion VII. This pavilion, the first on Thomas Jefferson’s Lawn, dates to the laying of its cornerstone in 1817. Today’s members enjoy the benefits of an extensive restoration that occurred from 1998 to 2002. The Club itself, however, dates from 1907, when forty-two faculty members joined together to form a faculty club.   2016 Member Events Photo Album Colonnade Club Member Benefits Use Pavilion VII’s parlors and garden to read, write, and meet with colleagues or students. Catch up on the latest news in the Club Room, which features a television, comfortable seating, and a wide variety of periodicals and newspapers. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and cookies throughout the read more