Saturday University Lecture Series
The popular Saturday University Lecture Series brings in national, local, and international speakers to delve into a unique theme for each series. Every year we host a winter/spring and a fall series, in partnership with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies. Our mornings begin with coffee and book browsing (thanks to the Elliott Bay Book Company), and conclude with an audience discussion with the speaker.
I spend all week thinking about last Saturday’s lecture, and looking forward to the next one.
Auditorium seating is primarily through advance series subscriptions with limited individual lecture tickets sold at the door. Other interested visitors can join the on-site simulcast viewing at no charge.
Saturday University-New Worlds of Science:
The Heritage of East Asia
Saturdays, Sep 27 – Dec 6, 9:30 – 11 AM
Co-organized with Professor Christopher Cullen, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge University, UK.
Speakers from around the world discuss the remarkable history that lies behind East Asian innovation in science and technology today. From ancient astronomy and the origins of Chinese cuisine, to Chinese medicine, to modernizing Japan and Korea, we'll explore new findings about historic scientific advancements.
Winter-Spring 2015 Saturday University Series
Crossing the Indian Ocean: Asia/Africa Connections
Saturdays Feb 7 – Apr 4, 9:30 – 11 AM
This ground-breaking series of nine lectures begins by exploring historic relationships between Eastern Africa and Asia. How have networks linking the continents changed over time through the spread of Islam, alliances of newly independent nations, and contemporary China’s deep involvement in Africa?
Series tickets on sale in December.
Saturday University is presented in partnership with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies and the Elliott Bay Book Company.