Spencer Trask Lectures

The Spencer Trask Lecture Series was founded in 1891 with a gift of $10,000 from Spencer Trask of the Class of 1866 for the purpose of supporting public lectures at the University on subjects of current philosophical, artistic, or scientific interest.

Notable Lectures

T. S. Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Margaret Mead 

2016-2017 Salman Rushdie | Private Lives - Literature and Politics in the Modern World

Upcoming Lectures

Hanif Abdurraqib
Apr 10, 2024, 5:00 pm

There's Always This Year

Past Lectures

Alexandra Horowitz
Apr 12, 2023, 6:00 pm

The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves

Rebecca Solnit
Nov 8, 2022, 5:00 pm

The Story Crisis: Climate Chaos as Narrative Emergency

Margaret Price
Nov 2, 2022, 5:00 pm

Fostering Collective Accountability in Academe: What We Can Learn from Disabled Faculty about Access and Care