2018 Great Lives Lecture Series

2018 Great Lives Lecture Series

The William B. Crawley Great Lives Lecture Series returns to the University of Mary Washington in 2018 with a fabulous lineup. The popular 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.

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. 18:  Jonas Salk - Presented by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs

Jan. 25:  Women Code-Breakers of World War II - Presented by Liza Mundy

Jan. 30:  Dale Carnegie - Presented by Steven Watts

Feb. 1:  Lawmen and Outlaws of the Old West - Presented by Thomas Clavin

Feb. 6:  The Women Soldiers of World War I - Presented by Elizabeth Cobbs

Feb. 8:  Nikola Tesla - Presented by W. Bernard Carlson

Feb. 13:  The Tuskegee Airmen - Presented by J. Todd Moye

Feb. 15:  Sam Phillips - Presented by Peter Guralnick

Feb. 22:  Hemingway and Dos Passos - Presented by James McGrath Morris

Feb. 27:  George Orwell - Presented by Michael Shelden

Mar. 1:  Prince Charles - Presented by Sally Bedell Smith

Mar. 13:  Coco Chanel - Presented by Rhonda Garelick

Mar. 15:  The Dust Bowl Girls - Presented by Lydia Reeder

Mar. 20:  Richard Nixon - Presented by John A. Farrell

Mar. 27:  Ansel Adams - Presented by Mary Street Alinder

Mar. 29:  Eleanor Roosevelt and Pauli Murray - Presented by Patricia Bell-Scott

Apr. 10:  Warren Buffett - Presented by Alice Schroeder

Apr. 17:  Napoleon - Presented by Jeremy Black