L E Y D E N L E C T U R E S E R I E S
Launched in 2012, the Leyden Lecture Series engages intellectual curiosity by bringing a diverse showcase of distinguished scholars, activists and artists to the Bishop Lynch community.
Leyden Lecture Series speakers are selected for their ability to initiate purposeful, critical and thought-provoking discussion from a humanities-based platform.
Unless otherwise stated, all lectures will take place in the McGonigle Theater on the campus of Bishop Lynch High School at no cost to the Bishop Lynch student body, faculty, staff, and community.
August 30, 2016 - Jack Repp, Holocaust Survivor
His presentation will fit perfectly with the students’ selection for Summer Reading – Maus, by Art Spiegelman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYpPaCx6CWw
November 15, 2016 – James Dylan Smith
BL Alum and Dallas Police Officer whose story and picture shielding a photographer went viral. http://www.fox4news.com/news/172095776-story - 12,000+ shares and the story picked up by papers all over the world. He’s agreed to speak; just waiting to confirm the date. Will also try to reunite him, per se, with the photographer who has made known he would like to thank him.
January 17, 2017 - Olympic Day
4:00 p.m. in the McGonigle Theater
Nina Rangelova – 3-time Olympic swimmer from SMU who represents her home country of Bulgaria
Darlene Hunter – Gold Medal-Paralympic Basketball player in the Rio Olympics
Michelle Carter – The first U.S. woman to win gold in the Shot Put (US Record holder in the event) – Rio Olympics
Hear their journeys to Olympic stardom with time for Q&A
April 6, 2017 - Richard Affannato
Broadway Producer and Actor straight from NYC! http://www.affannatoproductions.com/ This is on the heels of the musical, so should be a fun afternoon.