Public Lectures


S. J. Stubbs Lecture in Classics

The Stubbs Lectures were founded in 1988 by Helen Eunice Stubbs, a graduate of University College, in honour of her father, Samuel James Stubbs, also a UC graduate.  The lectures commemorate his love of Classics and of English Literature.


F.E.L. Priestley Memorial Lectures in the History of Ideas 

The F.E.L. Priestley Lectures in the History of Ideas have been funded by a number of Professor Priestley's former student. The F.E.L. Priestley Lectures reflects Professor Priestley's broad interest in the history of ideas and his dedication to teaching and scholarship.


R.K. Teetzel Lecture in Architecture

The Teetzel Lectureship was established under the terms of the will of Mrs. Rita K. Teetzel, who graduated from University College in 1912. In her will, Mrs. Teetzel requested that a portion of her estate be used "for the furtherance of studies in Architecture for women in University College." This Lectureship aims to bring to the College and to the University of Toronto distinguished lecturers in art and architecture.


W. J. Alexander Lecture in English Literature

The Alexander Lectures were founded in 1928 in memory of Professor W.J. Alexander, Head of the Department of English at University College from 1889 to 1926.


N. Graham Lecture in Science

The Neil Graham Lecture series was established through the generosity of Mr. Neil Graham, a 1930 graduate of University College and a former teacher of high school mathematics.