Public can suggest speakers for VCs 2017-18 Lyceum Lecture Series

Victoria College students, employees and the community are invited to recommend speakers for VC’s 2017-18 Lyceum Lecture Series.

“We seek to bring to Victoria speakers who offer expertise in diverse topics that interest the majority of our community’s residents,” said Robert Hodde, VC Lyceum Committee chair. “Receiving input and suggestions from the community helps us to select a diverse lineup of speakers that will appeal to people of all generations.”

Educator Erin Gruwell, the inspiration for the New York Times Bestseller The Freedom Writers Diary and the 2007 motion picture Freedom Writers, attracted about 1,200 people to the first event of VC’s 2016-17 Lyceum Lecture Series at the Victoria Fine Arts Center on Sept. 20. Journalist Graeme Wood spoke on “What ISIS Really Wants” before approximately 200 people on Oct. 17 at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts.

The 2016-17 series will conclude on April 4 with David J. Peterson, creator of the Dothkari language for the HBO series Game of Thrones, presenting “The Art of Language Invention” at VC’s Sports Center.

To make suggestions for the 2017-18 series, visit and click on "Reccomend a Speaker." Speaker suggestions are limited to two submissions per person.

The deadline to submit speaker suggestions is Thursday, Dec. 1.

Published: Wednesday, 19 October 2016

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