Lectures

This is a list of lectures happening around the area. To submit yours, please click the “Post Your Event” button in the top right corner of the calendar, enter your event details and we’ll be in contact soon to confirm.

 

Mar
30
Thu
Remembering G. Fox and Co. @ Capitol Community College
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Capitol Community College and the CT Historical Society present a free lunch lecture on the thrilling history of G. Fox and Co. and Beatrice Fox Auerbach, right inside the building where it all happened!

Apr
3
Mon
Our Rights of Expression and Religion: Understanding the First Amendment @ Chester Village West
Apr 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Our Rights of Expression and Religion: Understanding the First Amendment @ Chester Village West | Chester | Connecticut | United States

John E. Finn, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Government, Wesleyan University, will address questions that are fundamental to any understanding of the First Amendment: Why do we have a First Amendment? What does the First Amendment protect? And what is the future of the First Amendment? He will discuss Supreme Court decisions that address what a citizen may say or believe, when and where we may say or practice it, and when we may be silenced or prohibited from expression.
 

Apr
20
Thu
The Science of Global Warming: Facts and Some Fallacies @ Chester Village West
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Science of Global Warming: Facts and Some Fallacies @ Chester Village West | Chester | Connecticut | United States

largely because of human activity. ​Yet, some others dispute this notion. In this talk Dr. Henry Auer will discuss the science of greenhouse warming and assess the extent to which humanity is responsible for it. He will also examine some counter arguments. His talk will be followed by a question and answer period.

May
9
Tue
Ella Grasso, Connecticut’s Pioneering Governor @ Chester Village West
May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ella Grasso, Connecticut’s Pioneering Governor @ Chester Village West | Chester | Connecticut | United States

Jon Purmont, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Southern Connecticut State University, served as Governor Ella Grasso’s executive assistant. In this talk, Purmont will draw on his diary from that time, research in archival collections, and interviews with Grasso’s family and friends to provide a detailed portrait of this political pioneer.

May
16
Tue
Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P.T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity @ Chester Village West
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P.T. Barnum,  and the Dawn of American Celebrity @ Chester Village West | Chester | Connecticut | United States

Adored worldwide as “General Tom Thumb,” Charles Stratton played to sold-out shows for almost forty years. Thorough Becoming Tom Thumb, author and professor Eric Lehman tells the full story of this iconic figure for the first time. Drawing on newly available sources, Lehman’s book and talk details Stratton’s triumphs on the New York stage, his epic celebrity wedding, and his around-the-world tour. Stratton’s unique brand of Yankee comedy also helped move little people out of the side show and into the lime light.

Jun
7
Wed
Nearly everything you need to know about Middlesex Hospital’s Shoreline Medical Center and Shoreline Cancer Center @ Chester Village West
Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nearly everything you need to know about Middlesex Hospital's Shoreline Medical Center and Shoreline Cancer Center @ Chester Village West | Chester | Connecticut | United States

Learn about the full-service outpatient and emergency medical center just 13 miles from Chester Village West. This interactive session will give you the opportunity to ask questions and learn about plans for a new comprehensive cancer center. The talk will be presented by Laura A. Martino, VP, Marketing, Development and Community Programs,
Middlesex Hospital and Justin Drew, MSN, RN, Director, Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center.

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