The Second Cambridge Reading Club Event
Brazin's on Church Restaurant, Vienna, VA

The Cantab DC Reading Club kicked off its first Reading Club event with great success and is now planning its second gathering. The reading club will meet next on Wednesday, July 10th at 7pm at Brazin's on Church Restaurant in Vienna, VA ( We'll have dinner at 7pm and get into the book discussion by 7:30.  Feel free to come by at 7pm to join us for food, or show up at 7:30 for book discussion. We will be finishing the book, 'The Conquests of Alexander the Great' by Waldemar Heckel (Chs. 6-9) and will also chose our next read.  Please join us! Newcomers are welcome.


A note from Sam Ferguson (Fitzwilliam)

I miss Cambridge formal halls. Not just the grand old halls, cuisines, and gowns, but even more so the conversations. Where else will you find an aspiring sociologist, chemist, theologian, and barrister deep in conversation about everything from polymers and statutes to fine wine and mince pies? Over these meals our particular fields of learning sought relevance in a much broader world of ideas and, as thinkers and learners, we were broadened and deepened by each other’s own academic pursuits and passions. Not to mention, many delightful friendships were made along the way.

The aim of the Cambridge Reading Club is to foster a similar environment of learning and fellowship for Cambridge Alumni in the greater DC area. The format will include reading two books a year chosen from the Cambridge University Press Canto Classics series, which includes the best of Cambridge publishing, both classic and recent. The group will meet roughly four times a year, or twice per book, over a meal and drinks. The hope is that the rich content of the books, along with the diversity of interests and vocations around the table, will foster meaningful conversations about things that matter. Along with these conversations, of course, new friendships will be made and University memories retold.

Our first book is a historical piece, The Conquests of Alexander the Great, by Waldemar Heckel. The author casts the rise and fall of one of the greatest military leaders of history with precision and brevity, while aiming to demonstrate how Alexander came to bear the appellation, The Great.
We will be discussing the "The Conquests of Alexander the Great" by Waldemar Heckel. You can find the book on Amazon if not at the library.


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Event Information
Wednesday, Jul 10 2013 at 7:00pm [ iCal ]
Brazin's on Church Restaurant
111 Church St. NW
Vienna, VA 22180 USA