Philadelphia’s Franklin Inn Club is a cozy urban oasis where lovers of arts and culture have gathered for meals since 1902 to discuss current events and ideas, hear prominent speakers, and learn from each other, over good food and wine,  about arts, sciences, law, and politics. It’s modeled after Ben Franklin’s ideal private club: a cordial gathering of diverse minds united in the pursuit of useful ideas and the lively exchange of views. Were he here today, we like to think Ben would feel right at home.