UMW’s Great Lives Lecture Series

This William B. Crawley Great Lives Lecture Series is open to the public free of charge and no admission tickets are required.

Lectures are open to the public free of charge and begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall, on the Fredericksburg campus of the University of Mary Washington. The auditorium opens at 6:30 p.m.

Video recordings of the lectures will be uploaded to the UMW Great Lives Lectures website and will be available in the weeks following the live lectures.

CRRL librarians have hand-pick titles to accompany each lecture. See below yellow COVID notice. All photos used below are from biography.com.

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Important Update About the Great Lives Lecture Series

Due to ongoing concerns regarding the COVID pandemic, the series will continue to use a virtual live-streaming platform for all lectures through at least February 3. Links to the live-stream broadcast may be found on this website.

PLEASE NOTE: After delivery, lectures will be posted on the website as soon as possible after they have been edited (including addition of captions), a process that may take a week or more to complete. Once lectures are uploaded, this will be indicated by an icon in the “Media” column in the lecture listings below.

In response to the uncertainties of the Covid pandemic, please note the following when attending LIVE lectures:

  • All persons in attendance must present proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test and must wear a mask upon entering the auditorium.
  • Persons experiencing flu-like symptoms should not attend.
  • Those considering attending should first check the Great Lives website or call the hotline (540-654-1065) in advance for possible changes in schedule or protocols.

John Glenn

January 18

John Glenn

Frances Perkins

January 20

Frances Perkins

Charlie Chaplin

January 25

Charlie Chaplin

Vincent van Gogh

January 27

Vincent Van Gogh

Jimmy Carter

February 1

Jimmy Carter

Mother Teresa

February 3

Mother Teresa

Pioneer Female Aviators

February 8

Pioneer Female Aviators

Homer

February 10

Homer

Emmett Till

February 15

Emmett Till

Ida B. Wells

February 17

Ida B Wells

Indira Gandhi

February 22

Indira Gandhi

America's Pirates

February 24

America's Pirates

Sandra Day O’Connor

March 1

Sandra Day O'Connor

Dolly Parton

March 3

Dolly Parton

Sylvia Plath

March 8

Sylvia Plath

C.S. Lewis

March 10

CS Lewis
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