Freshman Studies lectures serve two purposes, for in addition to providing a context for class discussions, lectures help to create a sense of intellectual community among the students and teachers at Lawrence. The audience for a lecture usually includes over 300 students and at least 20 instructors. There is a separate lecture for every work on the syllabus, and the lecturers are chosen for their expertise in the fields covered by particular works.

You can click on any of the this year’s lectures below to listen to the audio recording.

2019-2020 Lectures