Each spring the University of Mary Washington presents the Chappell Lecture Series Great Lives: Biographical Approaches to History. This series brings authors and experts to Fredericksburg to discuss the lives of some of history's most fascinating men and women.
All lectures are free and open to the public, and take place at 7:30pm, at Dodd Auditorium on the UMW campus.
The 2013 series is as follows (for more information, see the Great Lives web site):
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Thursday, January 24: Julius Caesar presented by Philip Freeman
Tuesday, January 29: Cleopatra presented by Duane W. Roller
Thursday, February 7: Brigham Young presented by John Turner
Tuesday, February 12: Lawrence of Arabia presented by Nabil Al-Tikriti
Thursday, February 14: Houdini presented b yJohn Kasson
Thursday, February 21: Arthur Ashe presented by Arnold Rampersad
Tuesday, February 26: Marilyn Monroe presented by Carl Rollyson
Thursday, February 28: Marian Anderson presented by Raymond Arsenault
Tuesday, March 12: Walter Cronkite presented by Douglas Brinkley
Tuesday, March 19: Winston Churchill presented by Jeremy Black
Tuesday, March 26: The Pacific Admirals of World War II presented by Walter R. Borneman
Tuesday, April 2: Queen Elizabeth II presented by Sally Bedell Smith
Tuesday, April 9: Bill Wilson (Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous) presented by Susan Cheever
Thursday, April 11: Ernest Hemingway presented by Paul Hendrickson
Tuesday, April 16: Rasputin presented byJoseph Fuhrmann
Thusday, April 18: Abraham Lincoln presented by Michael Burlingame
Tuesday, April 23: Michelangelo presented by William Wallace
Thursday, April 25: Madness and Greatness presented by Nassir Ghaemi