Exhibition | “With the world to choose from”: Celebrating 65 Years of the Beatty Lecture

Monday, September 16, 2019 17:30toThursday, October 31, 2019 18:00
McLennan Library Building 4th floor lobby, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

Celebrating the visit of Jane Goodall to McGill University to deliver the 2019 Beatty Lecture, we invite you to discover the fascinating story of the Beatty Lecture through a surprising exhibition experience.

Using correspondence, photographs and other unique visual material held in the McGill Archives, the exhibition goes behind the scenes of the Beatty Lecture, from the success of the inaugural lecture delivered by India's first Vice President, to standout lectures delivered by royalty, world leaders, Nobel Prize winners, best-selling authors and even a Wimbledon champion.

From Julian Huxley’s lecture on the “Possibilities of Life”, to Francis Crick's lecture on "How Do We See Things?”, to Queen Noor of Jordan’s "Creating a Culture of Peace", time travel with the words of inspiring past lecturers who shaped the world that we live in.

Additional material on loan from Exporail Archives also brings to light the fascinating life of Sir Edward Beatty, McGill's Chancellor and the President of the Canadian Pacific Railways during the 1920s and 1930s.

Curated by Frédéric Giuliano, Archivist, McGill University Archives and Robin Koning, Digital Marketing and Outreach Associate, Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation.

Please join us at the vernissage for this exhibit!

Monday, September 16 at 5:30pm

McGill Rare Books and Special Collections

McLennan Library Building (3459 rue McTavish), 4th floor

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