On January 19th, the University of Mary Washington will begin the 20th anniversary season of its lecture series, Great Lives: Biographical Approaches to History and Culture. These lectures are free and open to the public.
The first lecture on January 19th will chronicle the life of Alan Turing, hosted by David Leavitt. The 2023 season will cover other giants of history such as Fannie Lou Hamer, Magellan, and Anne Frank. There will be 16 lectures throughout the semester, ending on March 28th with a focus on Colin Powell.
Each lecture will begin at 7:30pm at Washington Hall on the UMW Campus. They will end with an audience Q&A, and will be recorded and uploaded to the Great Lives webpage. The University Bookstore will also sell selected titles based on the topic at each lecture. On certain nights, the authors will be available to sign the books following the lectures.
Great Lives at the University of Mary Washington is a wonderfully insightful way to expand your education of history, and a fascinating journey into the stories of these revered individuals.
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