A profound ethical quandary pitting the life of many versus the life of one child will be up for discussion in the next installment of West Texas A&M University’s Great Books Series.

Dr. Patricia Tyrer, WT’s Jenny Lind Porter Professor of English, will lead the discussion of Tom Godwin’s “The Cold Equations” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, via Zoom.

The discussion series, which sponsored by the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages, is open to those who either have or haven’t read the book, said Dr. Daniel Bloom, Great Books organizer and associate professor of philosophy.

The series began in 2011 and is traditionally held in person on the second Tuesday of the month at Burrowing Owl Books, 7406 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 2B, in Amarillo. It shifted to Zoom during the COVID -19 pandemic; a return to in-person meetings is expected to occur in September.

To register for the June discussion, email Tyrer at ptyrer@wtamu.edu.