Preparing Boys for Life

The Haverford School Best for Boys Speaker Series

Monday, Oct. 21: John Urschel

Join us for a talk with John Urschel, who will discuss his time as a football player and his journey to becoming a mathematician. He will touch on the importance of a balance between athletics and academics, the power of education, and the importance of mathematics in today's world.

This event is free and open to the public. It will include a book signing of Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football. Please register below.


About the Lecture Series

The Haverford School's Best for Boys speaker series invites the community to learn about topics and practices that help foster the social, emotional, and academic growth of young boys.

The events are free and open to the public.

About John Urschel

John Urschel (@JohnCUrschel) is a former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens and a Ph.D. candidate at M.I.T. He has a bachelor's and master's degree in mathematics from Penn State, and in 2013, he won the Sullivan Award, given to "the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States," as well as the Campbell Trophy, awarded to the country's top scholar-athlete in college football.

He is the author, with Louisa Thomas, of Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football.

His opinion piece, "Math Teachers Should Be More Like Football Coaches," was recently published in The New York Times

John Urschel Mind and Matter


Upcoming Lectures

Past Speakers

Dr. Michael Baime: Mindfulness and the constricted spirit

Paul Assaiante: Achieving Success Through Failure

Michael Reichert and Janet Heed: The Boy Behind the Mask

Laurie Bodine and Bill Brady: Lead Well, Be Well, Do Well

Jay Greytok: Boys to Men

Michael Reichert: Boyhood in the 21st Century