This series is open to the public free of charge and no admission tickets are required. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall. Each lecture concludes with an audience Q&A session with the speaker and a book-signing.
In partnership with the University Bookstore, selected titles related to the topic are available for purchase in the Dodd foyer the night of the lecture. Additional suggested readings related to the Great Lives topics are available at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library
For further information, contact the Office of University Events and Conferencing information line at 540-654-1065.
See the entire list of upcoming lectures on the UMW calendar.
Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances, the lecture for Thursday, March 23rd on Nicholas and Alexandra has been cancelled. This subject will not be rescheduled for the 2017 season
|Jan. 24||Woodrow Wilson||David O. Stewart||Video Flickr|
|Jan. 31||Frank Sinatra||James Kaplan||Video|
|Feb. 2||Hamilton and Burr||John Sedgwick||Video|
|Feb. 7||Nat Turner||Kenneth S. Greenberg||Video|
|Feb. 9||John Wayne||Scott Eyman||Video|
|Feb. 14||Ty Cobb||Charles Leerhsen||Video|
|Feb. 16||Douglas MacArthur||Walter R. Borneman||Video|
|Feb. 21||Harriet Tubman||Catherine Clinton||Video|
|Feb. 23||George Custer||T. J. Stiles||Video|
|Mar. 2||George Lucas||Brian Jay Jones||Video|
|Mar. 14||Pauli Murray and Eleanor Roosevelt||Patricia Bell-Scott|
|Mar. 16||Queen Liliuokalani||James L. Haley||Video|
|Mar. 21||Mark Twain||Ron Powers|
|Mar. 23||Nicholas and Alexandra||Greg King|
|Mar. 28||The Witches of Salem||Stacy Schiff|
|Mar. 30||Andrew Jackson||H. W. Brands|
|Apr. 4||Nero and Caligula||Barry S. Strauss|
|Apr. 11||Agatha Christie||Jeremy Black|
|Apr. 13||The Jeffersons and Hemingses||Annette Gordon-Reed|