2017 Great Lives Lecture Series

2017 Great Lives Lecture Series

The University of Mary Washington's popular Great Lives Lecture Series returns in 2017 with another fabulous lineup. Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall and are free and open to the public. For more information about each lecture and presenter, see the full schedule here.

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library is proud to support this outstanding community program by selecting library materials that will help you delve further into the fascinating lives of each historical figure. Each lecture subject below is linked to a list of recommended books, DVDs, CDs, or eBooks.  

Jan. 24 Woodrow Wilson - Presented by David O. Stewart

Jan. 31 Frank Sinatra - Presented by James Kaplan

Feb. 2 Hamilton and Burr - Presented by John Sedgwick

Feb. 7 Nat Turner - Presented by Kenneth Greenberg

Feb. 9 John Wayne - Presented by Scott Eyman

Feb. 14 Ty Cobb - Presented by Charles Leerhsen

Feb. 16 Douglas MacArthur - Presented by Walter R. Borneman

Feb. 21 Harriet Tubman - Presented by Catherine Clinton

Feb. 23 George Custer - Presented by T. J. Stiles

Mar. 2 George Lucas - Presented by Brian Jay Jones

Mar. 14 Pauli Murray and Eleanor Roosevelt - Presented by Patricia Bell-Scott

Mar. 16 Queen Liliuokalani - Presented by James L. Haley

Mar. 21 Mark Twain - Presented by Ron Powers

Mar. 23 Nicholas and Alexandra - Presented by Greg King

Mar. 28 The Witches of Salem - Presented by Stacy Schiff

Mar. 30 Andrew Jackson - Presented by H. W. Brands

Apr. 4 Nero and Caligula - Presented by Barry S. Strauss

Apr. 11 Agatha Christie - Presented by Jeremy Black

Apr. 13 The Jeffersons and Hemingses - Presented by Annette Gordon-Reed