Programs & Exhibitions
The Lewis Walpole Library Lecture
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In recent years the Lewis Walpole Library Lecture has brought noted scholars in the field of eighteenth-century studies to New Haven to speak on a topic often, but not always, directly related to the collection. The annual Lewis Walpole Library Lecture is now an established feature of Yale's intellectual calendar.
2013: Twentieth Lewis Walpole Library Lecture
The Twentieth Lewis Walpole Library Lecture has not yet been announced.
2012: Nineteenth Lewis Walpole Library Lecture
"Robert Burns and Scottish Independence"
Robert Crawford, Professor of Modern Scottish Literature, University of St. Andrews
September 20, 2012
Yale Center for British Art Lecture Hall
1080 Chapel Street
Scotland's greatest poet, Robert Burns, championed the value of the "independent mind." In this public lecture, poet and Burns biographer Robert Crawford asks whether Burns also supported Scottish political independence.
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