Summer Wednesday Night Lecture Series

The Wednesday Night Lecture Series, hosted during the summer term by the Graduate Institute at St. John’s College in Annapolis, is a less-formal version of the college’s formal Friday Night Lectures. The Wednesday Night Lectures are an opportunity for tutors and for graduates of the college who are pursuing academic careers to present the first fruits of their thinking to an attentive and inquisitive audience.

A question period follows each lecture. They’re held in the Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted. Lectures are free and open to the public.

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Summer 2019 Lecture Schedule

Wednesday Night Lectures, Summer 2019
Date Title Speaker
June 19 “Staircase Wit: Hegel’s Exaltation, or Defense, of Comedy Walter Sterling Jr. (A93)
Dean, Santa Fe
June 26 “How to Elect a President. How to Remove One from Office” Steve Crockett
Tutor, Annapolis
July 3 All-Campus Seminar, sponsored by the Graduate Student Council  
July 10 “Euclid as Teacher” Bill Braithwaite
Tutor, Annapolis
July 17 “Eros Further East: The Spirit of Love in Nizami’s Layla and Majnun Christopher Hezel Moore (A13)
MA University of Chicago, 2014
July 24 Sweet Graces; Rude Ignorance: Experiments with Sonnets and a Suite Eric Stoltzfus, cello