PO Box 28099
San Diego, CA 92198-0099
Welcome to our virtual classroom where we offer 100 classes each year ranging from history and music to art and science. Our classes are for personal enrichment and are about 1-1/2 hours long.
Classes are conducted via Zoom by specialists in a variety of fields, many of whom are professors or retired professors.
Charles Robert Darwin.A devil to some, but a deity to others.Who was he and what did he conclude about life on earth?He was born into wealth, married into wealth, and never had a paying job during his lifetime.He dropped out of medical school at Edinburgh University and then began studying how to become a clergyman at Cambridge University.But he decided to abandon his studies and take a trip on HMS Beagle as a natural historian.The five-year round-the-world expedition of the Beagle established a foundation for his most famous book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, published 23 years after his voyage ended.He wrote over a dozen books, thousands of letters, and published hundreds of papers in both scientific and non-scientific journals.He has been vilified for writing things that he did not write by non-scientists, and criticized by scientists for coming to conclusions that he did not come to.What he actually wrote and thought are the subject of this talk. By Prof. Fred Bercovitch. Sept. 22 (Wed) 1:30 p.m.
The Continuing Education Center at Rancho Bernardo is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1978. For our first 25 years we were part of San Diego State University's Extended Studies Department. In 2003, we became a free-standing, non-profit organization offering 100 classes a year for personal enrichment.
CEC is a non-sectarian and apolitical organization. We offer a platform for the exchange of ideas and do not endorse the views of those who speak in our classes.
Our classes are taught by university professors, retired professors, and experts in various fields.
As with most non-profit organizations, about two-thirds of our operating funds are derived from the generosity of donors. We can't do it without you. Thanks.
Annual memberships are available for $30 for one person and $50 for a family. Sustaining memberships include free classes for the year and cost $200 for one person and $250 for a family. If you would like to join CEC and support our good works, and save money at the same time, just mail a check to: The Continuing Education Center at RB" to the address below.