The Reeds embodies the conviction that the world’s greatest thinkers have something to tell us. From Aristotle to Virginia Woolf, these minds address life’s enduring questions, and we believe it takes careful, honest work on our part to detect their insights and tease them out. In this 'age of work' full of indecent and distracted haste, we believe in slow readers and patient friends of the written word. Our project is not academic, but intellectually serious; it is not official, but organic. The Reeds is a gathering of amateurs in the deepest sense of the word: lovers of letters, lovers of wisdom, and lovers of humankind.