Cancelled: Carolina Public Humanities: Great Books Reading Group: Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey (Pt 2)

Tuesday 3/31, 10 am

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey

Featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature

All CPH programs and public activities until May 1 are cancelled, effective immediately. This cancellation adheres to the recently announced policies of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, which include the suspension of all large-group public activities and the transition to on-line instruction for UNC students. Like everyone who is dealing with this extraordinary pandemic, we cannot possibly predict how the situation will evolve in the coming weeks, and further changes may be required.

We are thus suspending all CPH programs until our Beethoven @250 Adventures in Ideas Weekend Seminar on May 2. We hope that the Covid-19 situation will have stabilized by then; and we hope to resume normal operations in May for our already-planned summer program.

This cancellation includes all weekend seminars, lecture series, book groups, cinema schools, language lunches, humanities happy hours, Carolina K-12 workshops, Community College programs, and special events.

If you have signed up for forthcoming seminars or other programs, you will receive an email about the cancellation of events for which you have already registered. You will be able to choose to have your tuition refunded or credited to future CPH programs. If you have questions about these adjustments, please call CPH at 919-962-1544 or write us at

We hope to reschedule many of our cancelled spring events in the fall semester, giving priority to people who have already registered for these programs.

Join UNC-Chapel Hill faculty discussion leaders at Flyleaf Books for a robust discussion of classic texts, ancient to modern. This semester, we are hosting one to two sessions per book. Every participant will receive a copy of the book before the first session. Each reading group will meet on successive Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Due to the nature of the reading groups, refunds cannot be offered. Seats are limited to 20 participants, so sign up early to reserve your spot!

For more information or to register for a Carolina Public Humanities program, please visit us at or call our office at (919) 962-1544

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 10:00am
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514