The University of Mary Washington’s annual William B. Crawley Great Lives Lecture Series‌ will return in January with a schedule of 18 online lectures that will run through mid-March.

The programs will be available as pre-recorded Zoom webinars, with closed-captioning available. Following each lecture will be a question-and-answer section, with the speaker available to answer audience questions. The speakers will all be current and retired UMW faculty. Lectures will begin at 7:30 p.m. and be archived on the UMW website for later viewing. Here is the schedule:

Tuesday, January 19
James Monroe / George Washington
Presented by Scott Harris

Thursday, January 21
Sojourner Truth
Presented by Claudine Ferrell

Tuesday, January 26
Süleyman the Magnificent
Presented by Nabil al-Tikriti

Thursday, January 28
Andrei Tupolev / Joseph Stalin
Presented by Steven Harris

Tuesday, February 2
Isaac Newton
Presented by Keith Mellinger

Thursday, February 4
Art Buchwald
Presented by Michael Hill

Tuesday, February 9
Johnny Carson
Presented by Stephen Farnsworth

Thursday, February 11
I. M. Pei
Presented by Suzie Kim

Tuesday, February 16
Horatio Alger
Presented by Jack Bales

Thursday, February 18
Douglas MacArthur
Presented by  Porter Blakemore

Tuesday, February 23
Anna Julia Cooper / W. E. B. DuBois
Presented by Kristin Marsh

Thursday, February 25
Goethe
Presented by Sammy Merrill

Tuesday, March 2
Madeleine Allbright
Presented by Jason Davidson

Thursday, March 4
Zora Neale Hurston / Eudora Welty
Presented by Gary Richards

Tuesday, March 9
St. Augustine
Presented by Jennifer Barry

Thursday, March 11
Mohandas K. Gandhi
Presented by Anand Rao

Tuesday, March 16
Artemisia Gentileschi
Presented by Marjorie Och

Thursday, March 18
Lillian Hellman
Presented by Gregg Stull