Public Lectures

Our only prerequisite is curiosity. Memorial’s public lectures bring great thinkers from around the world to share their ideas on a wide variety subjects. Sharing knowledge is a key ingredient in innovation and the knowledge created by our community is meant to be used and shared. Join us and continue to learn.

Galbraith Lecture

The John Kenneth Galbraith Lectureship in Public Policy is intended to bring outstanding figures to Memorial University whose work reflects their commitment to excellence in scholarship and public affairs, with a focus on unpacking global issues in a local context. The Lectureship is one of the major events open to the general public during the academic year. Learn more

E.J. Pratt Lecture

Dedicated to fostering the public appreciation of the literary arts, the Pratt Lecture is the oldest public lecture at Memorial University. Past lecturers include George Elliott Clarke, Dionne Brand, Northrop Frye, Terry Eagleton, Ursula LeGuin, Alberto Manguel, and Anne Carson. Learn more

Harris Centre

Policy issues can impact all aspects of our lives - and at every level, global to local, industry to family. By tuning into the issues of the day, and tapping into the expertise at Memorial University, and around our province and country through industry, government and community thought-leaders, the Harris Centre provides platforms for groups and individuals to come together and unpack complex issues and strategize on ways to move forward. Learn more