Events Calendar / Lifelong Learning Lecture Series

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Alfred Lord Tennyson: Victorian Poet Laureate thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Alfred Lord Tennyson: Victorian Poet Laureate

Guest Speaker: Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, FSU

Alfred Lord Tennyson was Queen Victoria’s favorite poet and had a wider readership than any other poet of his time. This lecture will present his life in the context of his age as well as several select poems that illustrate the strangeness, strength, individuality, and timelessness of his extraordinary talent.

This free Thursday 7pm lecture series via Zoom is a partnership between Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library. If you have not registered before, go to bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures to join our mailing list and to receive Zoom links for each lecture.

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Great Leaders, Great Legends II thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Great Leaders, Great Legends II

Guest Speaker: Rabbi Rifat Sonsino, PhD, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth Shalom, Needham

Abraham, David and Jesus are considered towering figures in the ancient world, and lots of legends were attributed to them. This session will attempt to distinguish between fact and fiction.

This free Thursday 7pm lecture series via Zoom is a partnership between Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library. If you have not registered before, go to bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures to join our mailing list and to receive Zoom links for each lecture.

LLL Series: What Is It About Time and Human Nature in the Time of Covid? thumbnail Photo

LLL Series: What Is It About Time and Human Nature in the Time of Covid?

Guest Speaker: Dr. Larry McKenna, Assistant Professor, Co-Founder of Center for Climate Change Education, FSU

As Covid ebbs, we wonder which changes we’ve made to our lives will stand the test of time. One of them is our relationship with time. But what is time? Dr. McKenna will discuss the nature of time, including a brief history of its measurement and how the most precise clocks would lose only a fraction of a second over a 13 billion year lifetime of the universe.

This free Thursday 7pm lecture series via Zoom is a partnership between Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library. If you have not registered before, go to bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures to join our mailing list and to receive Zoom links for each lecture.

LLL Series: A Highway Runs Through It: American Cities and Modernization Before 1956 thumbnail Photo

LLL Series: A Highway Runs Through It: American Cities and Modernization Before 1956

Guest Speaker: Dr. Amy Finstein, Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, College of the Holy Cross

In the early 20th century, the design of highways in downtowns captivated the imaginations of city leaders, architects, and engineers. Learn about the evolution of these landscapes from Dr. Finstein, who will present a lecture stemming from her new book, Modern Mobility Aloft: Elevated Highways, Architecture, and Urban Change in Pre-Interstate America.

This free Thursday 7pm lecture series via Zoom is a partnership between Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library. If you have not registered before, go to bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures to join our mailing list and to receive Zoom links for each lecture.