Founded in 1945, Montreal’s Thomas More Institute (TMI) has for 75 years been providing adults of all ages opportunities to cultivate their curiosity about wide-ranging questions rooted in a variety of fields. TMI is a secular, liberal arts academic institution that offers university-level discussion courses as well as other opportunities for lifelong learning. Our discussions differ from the lectures offered elsewhere as group members are invited to participate collaboratively in a process of shared inquiry and reflection.
The Thomas More Institute offers both a B.A. degree program and a Comprehensive Certificate program.
We are book people. TMI’s walls are adorned with a substantial book collection that has been thoughtfully curated for decades—more than 6,000 titles touching all fields in the liberal arts and humanities. All volumes in the collection are available for borrowing, free of charge. TMI nourishes its library with copies of the required books for every course. Degree and certificate students are encouraged to use this resource to complement their studies, though all community members are welcome to peruse the library for pleasure and personal interest. We warmly invite everyone to discover our delightful collection.
An affiliate of the Thomas More Institute, The Thomas More Research Centre for Lifelong Learning (TMRC) specializes in academic research and investigation.
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