Preparing Boys for Life.

Speakers

The Haverford School invites distinguished speakers to campus throughout the year to enrich the lives of the students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni in our community.

Best for Boys

The School's Best for Boys speaker series engages the community in discussion about topics and practices that help foster the social, emotional, and academic growth of young boys.

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Edward R. Hallowell Literary Lecture

The Edward R. Hallowell Literary Lecture annually brings to campus a nationally known author to present a lecture, spend a day with the students, and participate in informal readings and discussions to inspire an interest in literature.

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Davis R. Parker Memorial History Lecture

Named after Haverford's fifth Headmaster (1966-1987), the annual Davis R. Parker Memorial History Lecture gives us a unique opportunity to learn, reflect, and engage in discussion about topics of historical importance. A notable expert shares research and lessons through an evening lecture and also spends a day interacting with students.

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Joseph T. Cox Servant Leadership Symposium

The annual Joseph T. Cox Servant Leadership Symposium features a transformational leader who shares his or her experience and wisdom with The Haverford School community. The event exposes boys to various models of effective leadership from different arenas of professional life, and reinforces the value of leading a life as a thoughtful and engaged citizen of the world.

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William Edward Gwinn '86 Memorial Lecture

The William Edward Gwinn '86 Memorial Lecture was established by Byrd and Molly Gwinn in memory of their son, Will Gwinn ’86, who achieved the highest academic honors at The Haverford School and died of leukemia in his junior year. The Gwinns established a prize and lectureship in his memory to bring a distinguished scientist each year to address Upper School students.

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Hallowell Literary Lecture Natasha Trethewey Speaker

Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey talks poetry and race relations with Upper School boys.

Upcoming Lectures

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