Our bodies are constantly at war against a host of wily foreign invaders - and our immune system is our principle defense. In this ten-week study group we will learn of the ground-breaking discoveries that led to a better understanding of the immune system, guided by leading immunologist Daniel M. Davis and his recent publication, The Beautiful Cure (University of Chicago Press, 2018). We will meet some of the pioneers in immune research, examine factors that influence immunity, and consider how the power of the immune system might be harnessed to maintain health and treat illness. We will explore essential elements of the immune system and how these pieces fit into a complex and effective defense against maladies such as cancer and infections and how reactions are regulated to prevent autoimmune reactions. Please join us in enriching our understanding of the history and workings of the immune system. A background in science in not required. Internet access is required.