The Well-Tempered Seminar

Anyone who has been privileged to sit through first-rate seminars understands their value. The seminar is that midpoint between the lecture and the individual tutorial, that place in the curriculum where students get to test their knowledge of a discipline against a professor's. Seminars can be exacting, exhilarating experiences for the teacher and the student alike, although conducting them is difficult work; it requires a number of skills that can only be acquired through practice and