January 22, 2022

Great Lives Series Returns in Person in 2022

Painter Vincent van Gogh, humanitarian Mother Teresa and country music icon Dolly Parton are among the prominent personalities featured in the upcoming William B. Crawley Great Lives Lecture Series.

Painter Vincent van Gogh is among the prominent personalities featured in this year’s William B. Crawley Great Lives lecture series, which returns in person on Jan. 18.

Painter Vincent van Gogh is among the prominent personalities featured in this year’s William B. Crawley Great Lives lecture series, which returns in person on Jan. 18.

The 19th season of this treasured University of Mary Washington tradition will be held in person – for the first time in nearly two years – in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium on the Fredericksburg campus. These free lectures will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Jan. 18 through March 10, at 7:30 p.m. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is required.

Bestselling biographers and several UMW faculty members have spent countless hours chronicling iconic subjects – artists, adventurers, peacemakers and more. They’ll provide riveting reflection into their lives and loves, strengths and struggles, and successes and failures.

“We are very much looking forward to resuming live, in-person presentations in 2022,” said Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus William B. Crawley, Great Lives founder and director. “Audience members will be able to interact directly with lecturers, who are preeminent scholars in their fields.” Books by most of the speakers will be available for purchase and signing after each lecture. Read more.