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Join us for the 17th annual Crawley Great Lives Lecture Series!  This series features renowned biographers who explore the diverse lives and achievements of remarkable people. All talks are open to the public, free, and begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall. For additional information, please visit

2020 Great Lives Schedule

Jan. 21 Ronald Reagan
The Virginia Partners Bank Lecture
Craig Shirley
Jan. 23 Tiger Woods
The sPower Lecture
Jeff Benedict
Jan. 28 D-Day Girls
The Chancellor’s Village Lecture
Sarah Rose
Jan. 30 JFK/James Bond
The John and Linda Coker Lecture
Stephen Watts
Feb. 4 Francis Gary Powers
The Community Bank of the Chesapeake Lecture
Francis Gary Powers, Jr.
Feb. 6 The Beach Boys
The Davenport and Company Lecture
Peter Ames Carlin
Feb. 11 Dr. Seuss
The JON Properties/Van Zandt Restorations Lecture
Brian Jay Jones
Feb. 13 John and John Quincy Adams
The Parrish Snead Franklin Simpson, PLC Lecture
Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein
Feb. 18 Stephen Hawking
The Dovetail Cultural Resource Group Lecture
Kitty Ferguson
Feb. 20 American Duelists
The Hirschler Lecture
Joanne Freeman
Feb. 27 Frederick Douglass
The Synergy Periodontics and Implants Lecture
David W. Blight
Mar. 10 Female Internet Inventors
The Theresa Y. Crawley, D.D.S. Lecture
Claire L. Evans
Mar. 12 C.S. Lewis
The Coldwell Banker Elite Lecture
Devin Brown
Mar. 19 America’s Notorious Pirates
The Sodexo Lecture
Eric Jay Dolin
Mar. 24 Karl Marx
The Yuh Prosthodontics Lecture
Jonathan Sperber
Mar. 31 Hedy Lamarr
The Fredericksburg Savings Charitable Foundation Lecture
Stephen Michael Shearer
Apr. 2 Sandra Day O’Connor
The Irene and Curry Roberts Lecture
Evan Thomas
Apr. 7 Nikita Khrushchev
The Mary Lou Chappell Lecture
William Taubman
Apr. 14 Pioneer Female Aviatiors
The Gemini 3 Group Lecture
Keith O’Brien