Who: Eva Brann, Tutor, St. John’s College – Annapolis
What: The Carol J. Worrell Annual Lecture Series on Literature
Title: “Socrates’ Legacy”
Where: Great Hall, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College
When: Friday, September 18, 8:00 p.m.
Details: This lecture is free of charge, open to the public, and followed by a question-and-answer period.
In this lecture, tutor Eva Brann gives an interpretation of Plato’s Phaedo. The lecture is presented by the Francis W. and Carol J. Worrell Charitable Remainder Unitrust. Carol was an avid reader of literature of all kinds, and Francis chose to honor her by establishing the Carol J. Worrell Annual Lecture Series on Literature.
Eva Brann has been a tutor at St. John’s College, Annapolis, since 1957. From 1990 to 1997, she also was dean on that campus. She holds a bachelor’s of arts degree from Brooklyn College and a master’s of arts degree and doctorate from Yale University. She also received a doctor of humane letters degree from Whitman College and a doctor of letters degree from Middlebury College. Among her numerous distinguished appointments have been Fellow, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities. She received the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal in 2005.