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Tack Faculty Lecture Series

Celebrating William & Mary’s intellectual life.

The Tack Faculty Lecture Series is a newer W&M tradition that enables the university and local communities to come together to celebrate both faculty excellence and the intellectual liveliness of the university. Through this series, a William & Mary professor addresses the community on a topic of general interest at least once a semester.

This series gives everyone the opportunity to take part in the William & Mary experience. It showcases some of our most engaging professors and is an opportunity for all members of the Tribe and beyond to take part in our relentless pursuit of knowledge.

Fall 2022

Fall 2022 Lecture

Georgia Irby, professor of classical studies at William & Mary, will give the university’s Tack Faculty Lecture on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at Sadler Center Commonwealth Auditorium. Her lecture is titled “Sea Monsters! ‘O Brave new seas that have such monsters in them’.” Inspired by her course Why Water Matters and her research on the history of science, Irby will explore ancient to modern biological and mythological creatures of the sea.