Speakers 1940-1949

December 16, 1949 Robert Manning Strozier, Dean of Students in the University of Chicago, "Where are the Humanities?"
September 2, 1949 The Reverend John Beaumont Thompson, Dean of the University Chapel and Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, "Values and Scientific Temper"
July 11, 1949 Albert Schweitzer, Medicial missionary and musician; Nobel Peace Prize Winner; Doctor of Laws
June 22, 1949 Robert Maynard Hutchins, Chancellor of the University
June 17, 1949 Robert Maynard Hutchins, Chancellor of the University
March 18, 1949 Doctor Friedrich Wasserman, Professor of Anatomy, "Medical Education in the Old World and in the New"
December 17, 1948 Frederick Champion Ward, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the College, "On Independent Thought"
September 2, 1948 Paul Gray Hoffman, Trustee of the University and Administrator of the Economic Co-operation Administration, United States Government, "Business Is More than Business"
June 23, 1948 Ernest Cadman Colwell, President of the University
June 18, 1948 Ernest Cadman Colwell, President of the University
March 19, 1948 Cyril Orvin Houle, Associate Professor of Education and Dean of University College, "Adult Education in the University"
December 19, 1947 William Hay Taliaferro, Eliakim Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor of Parasitology and Chairman of the Department of Bacteriology and Parasitology, "Science in the Universities"
August 29, 1947 Garfield V. Cox, Robert Law Professor of Finance and Dean of the School of Business, "Free Enterprise versus Authoritarian Planning"
June 13, 1947 Ernest Cadman Colwell, President of the University
March 21, 1947 Fay-Cooper Cole, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anthropology, "Surveying Our Prejudices"
December 20, 1946 Stanley Pargellis, Librarian, The Newberry Library, Chicago "The Need for the Amateur"
August 30, 1946 Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Vice-President of the University and Dean of the Faculties "Science and the Humanities"
June 14, 1946 Robert Maynard Hutchins, Chancellor of the University
March 22, 1946 Reuben Gilbert Gustavson, Vice-President of the University and Dean of the Faculties, "Three Possible Worlds"
December 21, 1945 Ernest Cadman Colwell, President of the University, "The Free University"
September 14, 1945 Joseph A Brandt, Director of the University of Chicago Press, "The Disciplined Scholar in an Undisciplined World"
June 15, 1945 Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University
March 23, 1945 Laird Bell, Esq., Trustee of the University
December 15, 1944 The Reverend Reinhold Niebuhr, Alexander H. White Visiting Professor, "The Microscopic and the Telescopic Views"
September 8, 1944 Aaron John Brumbaugh, Professor of Education and Dean of Students, "Education for Tomorrow"
June 16, 1944 Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University
March 24, 1944 Chester Whitney Wright, Professor of Economics, "The Growing Responsibilities of the Citizen"
December 17, 1943 Albert Eustace Haydon, Professor of Comparative Religion, "Toward a New Synthesis of Culture"
September 10, 1943 John Albert Wilson, Professor of Egyptology and Director of the Oriental Institute, "New Frontiers for the University"
June 18, 1943 Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University
March 26, 1943 Simeon Elbridge Leland, Professor of Government Finance and Chairman of the Department of Economics, "The Struggle to Control Inflation"
December 18, 1942 Paul Roberts Cannon, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology, "Will Food Win the War and Make the Peace?"
September 11, 1942 Avery Odelle Craven, Professor of American History, "American Traditions and the Present Crisis"
June 19, 1942 Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University
March 20, 1942 Edith Abbott, Professor of Social Service Administration and Dean of the School of Social Service Administration, "New Frontiers in Public Welfare"
December 19, 1941 James Fred Rippy, Professor of American History, "The Future May Be Brighter Than You Think"
September 29, 1941 Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University, "The Next Fifty Years"
August 28, 1941 Robert Redfield, Professor of Anthropology and Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences, "How Shall the City Attempt Philosophy?"
June 10, 1941 Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University
March 14, 1941 James Rowland Angell, Litt.D., LL.D., Ph.D., President Emeritus of Yale University, "The University and the Currents of Life"
December 17, 1940 Robert Andrews Millikan, Ph.D., Sc.D., Director of the Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics and Chairman of the Executive Council, California Institute of Technology, "Let Knowledge Grow, Let Life Be Enriched"
August 23, 1940 John Merriman Gaus, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin; Visiting Professor of Political Science on the Charles R. Walgreen Foundation, "The Region and the University"
June 11, 1940 Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University
March 15, 1940 William Fielding Ogburn, Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor and Chairman of the Department of Sociology, "Four Problems Facing the Class of 1940"