Speakers 1950-1959

December 18, 1959 George Joseph Metcalf, Professor and Chairman of the Germanic Languages and Literatures, "Looking into the Past and Looking into the Future"
November 26, 1959 Sir Julian Huxley, Alexander H. White Visiting Professor of Anthropology, "The Evolutionary Vision"
August 28, 1959 Gertrude E. Smith, Edward Olson Professor of Greek and Chairman of the Department of Classical Languages and Literatures, Ancient Patterns of Education
June 13, 1959 Glen Alfred Lloyd, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
June 12, 1959 Glen Alfred Lloyd, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
March 20, 1959 Thorfin R. Hogness, Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Chicago Midway Laboratory, "Science and Its Goals"
December 19, 1958 Joshua C. Taylor, Associate Professor of Art, "Knowledge in Search of a Mind"
August 29, 1958 Charles Carlyle Colby, Professor Emeritus of Geography, "Perspective in Contemporary America"
June 14, 1958 Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University
June 13, 1958 Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University
March 21, 1958 Dr. J. Roscoe Miller, President, Northwestern University, "Who Will Push the Button?"
December 20, 1957 Dr. William Bloom, Charles H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Anatomy, "Education in the Satellite Era"
August 30, 1957 Robert Manning Strozier, Dean of Students and Professor of French (President-elect, Florida State University), "The Independent Spirit"
June 8, 1957 Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University
June 7, 1957 Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University
March 15, 1957 Dr. Paul Chesley Hodges, Professor of Radiology and Chairman of the Department of Radiology"Your University and Mine"
December 14, 1956 Napier Wilt, Dean of the Division of the Humanities and Professor of EnglishHigher Degrees and Lower Standards
August 31, 1956 Walter Bartky, Vice-President of the University in charge of Special Scientific ProgramsFeedback
June 8, 1956 Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University
March 16, 1956 Quincy Wright, Professor of International Law, The Human Spirit in the Atomic Age
December 16, 1955 David Dowd Henry, President of the University of Illinois, Old Issues - New Meanings
November 11, 1955 Mr. Walter Lippmann, Author, Writer for the New York Herald Tribune, "The Changing Times"
September 2, 1955 Francis S. Chase, Professor and Chairman, Department of Education, The University of Chicago, "The Universities and the Reconstruction of American Education"
June 10, 1955 Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University, "The Educated Man"
March 18, 1955 Earle Ludgin, Trustee of the University, Grace under Pressure
December 17, 1954 Willard Frank Libby, Commissioner, United States Atomic Energy Commission, Scientific Education
August 27, 1954 The Reverend H. Richard Niebuhr, Professor of Christian Ethics, Yale University, Divinity School, "Theology - not Queen but Servant"
June 11, 1954 Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University
March 19, 1954 David Rockefeller, Trustee of the University, "A Time for Positive Decision"
December 18, 1953 Newton Edwards, Professor of Education, "Education for Decision-Making in a Democracy"
August 28, 1953 Maurice F. Seay, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Education, "From the Campus to the Community"
June 12, 1953 Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University
May 8, 1953 Wesley A. Sturges, Dean of the Law School, Yale University, "Fifty Years of Legal Education"
March 20, 1953 Jakob Aall Ottesen Larsen, Professor of Ancient History, "Scholarship for Pleasure"
December 19, 1952 Laurence M. Gould, President of Carleton College, "Some Divided Point in Time"
October 3, 1952 Franklin David Murphy, Chancellor, The University of Kansas, "Medicine’s Expanding Horizons"
August 29, 1952 William Fielding Ogburn, Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Sociology, "Some Changes and Problems in the Next Forty-five Years"
June 13, 1952 Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University
March 14, 1952 The Reverend John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., President, The University of Notre Dame, "Graduating to the Good Life"
December 21, 1951 Carl H. Kraeling, Professor of Hellenistic Oriental Archeology and Director of the Oriental Institute, "The Assurance of Things Not Seen"
October 18, 1951 J. E. Wallace Sterling, President, Stanford University, The Disciplines of Freedom
October 18, 1951 James Bryant Conant, President, Harvard University, "The Independence of our Universities"
October 18, 1951 Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University, "The Inaugural Address"
August 31, 1951

Henry Townley Heald, President, Illinois Institute of Technology, "Doubts and Decisions"

June 20, 1951 Ernest Cadman Colwell, President of the University, "Is Adventure Still Possible?"
June 15, 1951 R. Wendell Harrison, Vice-President and Dean of the Faculties, "Retooling for the Jobs Ahead"
March 16, 1951 Detlev Wulf Bronk, President, The Johns Hopkins University, "The Scholar in an Age of Action"
December 22, 1950 Harvie Branscomb, Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, "The Measure of Our Strength"
September 1, 1950 Alonzo G. Grace, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Education, "From Potsdam to Bonn"
June 21, 1950 Robert Maynard Hutchins, Chancellor of the University
June 16, 1950 Robert Maynard Hutchins, Chancellor of the University
March 17, 1950 Andrew Conway Ivy, Vice-President of the University of Illinois in charge of Professional Colleges in Chicago, Literacy for What