Collegiate Peaks Forum Series

The Collegiate Peaks Forum Series will present “The End of Time?,” a lecture with Ben Ehrenreich, journalist, novelist, and columnist for The Nation, via Zoom video conferencing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17.

With the earth rapidly warming, the oceans rising, disasters spreading, and species after species hurtling towards extinction, it can be hard not to worry that we may be approaching the end of something: of society as we know it and even of time itself.

But what would it mean for time to end?

What is time anyway? And why do we experience it the way we do?

What does it say about us as a society that we have come to understand it as a more or less straight line, infinitely divisible, angled always upwards? Could it be related to the crises that we are facing?

Ben Ehrenreich will discuss these questions and his latest book, Desert Notebooks: A Roadmap for the End of Time (Counterpoint, 2020), which “layers climate science, mythologies, nature writing, and personal experiences into a stunning reckoning with our current moment and with the literal and figurative end of time.”

For information on participating in the lecture via Zoom, please visit and open the Lecture Schedule tab.

As with all Collegiate Peaks Forum Series lectures, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the lecture.

The Collegiate Peaks Forum Series, now in its 18th year, is a free lecture series with presentations in Leadville, Buena Vista, and Salida. For more information about the CPFS, visit

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