Discussion Group

Questions of Value


A discussion group examining fundamental questions of value. Each meeting begins with a reception followed by an hour of structured conversation. No advanced reading is required, but a selection of quotations provides the catalyst for the discussion. Questions include:

  • How should we measure social progress?

  • What is it to have integrity in one’s values?

  • Is value created or discovered?

Open to graduate students. Space is limited; for more information please contact Peter Wicks.


Cecil Graham:   What is a cynic?
Lord Darlington:  A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

Quentin Metsys, The Moneylender and His Wife (1514)

Quentin Metsys, The Moneylender and His Wife (1514)