Lectures at Lovett
We are excited to welcome the following speakers to campus. Many of these events are open to the public, so please plan to join us!
Jonathan Sandys, a great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, is an international public speaker on Churchill's life, legacy, and leadership skills. He will be interviewed by Glen Jackson, Lovett Class of 1981, about the role Churchill's spiritual beliefs played in his leadership on the world stage, especially during the Second World War, and what he believed about God. The conversation will offer a new perspective on the personal, political and spiritual path of one of twentieth century's most luminous figures. The event will be held Wednesday, November 8, at 7:00 pm in the Alston Memorial Chapel .
Taylor Branch is an American author and public speaker best known for his landmark trilogy on the civil rights era, America in the King Years. He has returned to civil rights history in his latest book, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement(2013). His 2009 memoir, The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President, chronicles an unprecedented eight-year project to gather a sitting president’s comprehensive oral history secretly on tape. His cover story for the October 2011 issue of The Atlantic, “The Shame of College Sports,” touched off continuing national debate. Aside from writing, Taylor speaks before a wide variety of audiences. He began his career as a magazine journalist for The Washington Monthly in 1970, moving later to Harper’s and Esquire. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
This event will take place on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater.