Lectures

Trinity College students, alumni, parents and friends can visit the main calendar page for a complete listing of upcoming events and important dates.

Note: Events for Trinity alumni, such as the Alumni Lecture Series and the Larkin-Stuart Lecture, are free unless a fee is specified. For more information, to reserve a space, or to purchase a ticket for an alumni event, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs: 416-978-2651; alumni@trinity.utoronto.ca.


 

The Larkin-Stuart Lectures

The Larkin-Stuart Lectures, endowed in 1969, are co-sponsored by Trinity College and St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. Among the most prestigious given on the University of Toronto campus, the lectures vary in topic, but all are based broadly on the subject of theology. The list of lecturers is long and distinguished and includes Robertson Davies, Northrop Frye, P.D. James, Michael Ignatieff, Father Owen Lee, Burton Mack, Rabbi Dow Marmur, Atom Egoyan, Charles Taylor, Mark Kingwell, David Halton,and the Most Rev. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury.


The Keys Lectures

David Keys graduated from Trinity College in 1915 with the Governor-General's Medal for highest standing and the Ludon Gold Medal in Physics. He earned PhDs at both Harvard and Cambridge before joining the McGill physics department in 1922, where he taught special classes during the Second World War that trained 2,000 radar technicians for the RCAF. Following the war, he was appointed vice-president in charge of the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories, where he retired in 1971. The Keys Lectures were established in his honour in 1978.

 

The Mary White Lectureship in Classics

The Mary White Lectureship in Classics was established in 1979 by Trinity College in memory of Professor Mary Estelle White, who contributed much to Canadian classical scholarship. Mary White graduated from Queen's University in 1929, then obtained a BA and MA at Oxford before teaching briefly at McMaster University. She was a member of Trinity's Classics department from 1941 to 1974 and also head of the Graduate Department of Classical Studies at the University of Toronto from 1966 to 1971. Appointed the first editor of Phoenix in 1946, over a period of 20 years she set the high standards that earned the journal an international academic reputation. Since its inauguration, the Mary White lectureship has brought a series of distinguished scholars to Trinity.