The department presents three annual lectures made possible through the generosity of our benefactors. These lectures, delivered by scholars of international reputation from around the world, present topics of interest to students and scholars at William and Mary and to the broader Williamsburg community. They are always free and open to the public. If you are interested in supporting an endowed lecture in the department, please contact us.
Virginia N. Brinkley Lecture
This lecture, on Ancient Greece or Egypt, is named in honor of Virginia N. Brinkley, a distinguished alumna of the College, and has been held annually since 2003.
J. Ward Jones Jr. Lecture
This lecture is named in honor of Chancellor Professor Emeritus J. Ward Jones Jr. and has been held annually since 2004.
This lecture is named in honor of a distinguished William & Mary alumnus, Dr. Robert Lee, and has been held annually since 2014.
In addition to the three lectures above, the Department and the Classics Club host a student lecture every year, made possible through the aid of the Hogan Fund. The invited speaker is usually someone whose research relates to students' coursework or other interests.