Friday Evening Lectures

Banner image with headshots of speakers

Whether you’re in Woods Hole or halfway around the world, join us for this venerable MBL lecture series.

Lectures are free and open to the public for in-person and virtual attendance. No registration required for in-person attendance. Doors open at 7:30 PM, lectures start at 8 PM in the Cornelia Clapp Auditorium.

Suggestions for future Friday Evening Lecturers are welcome and may be sent to FEL@mbl.edu.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

Shirley Malcom
June 21 -  “Finding a Place in Science: Life Sciences and Lived Experiences”

E.B. Wilson History and Philosophy of Science Lecture
Shirley Malcom, American Association for the Advancement of Science SEA Change

Register for Zoom View Malcom Event Info
Max Holmes
June 28 - “Climate Change: Charting a Path to a Positive Future”

Glassman Lecture
Max Holmes, Woodwell Climate Research Center

Register for Zoom View Holmes Event Info
L Mahadevan
July 5 - “Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Geometry, Physics and Biology”

L Mahadevan, Harvard University

Register for Zoom View Mahadevan Event Info
Yasmin Hurd
July 12 - “Deciphering Neurobiological Processes of Opioid Addiction towards Novel Interventions”

Forbes Lecture
Yasmin Hurd, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Register for Zoom View Hurd Event Info
Alex Worden
July 26 - “Going Where The Wild Things Are: Ocean Microbes, Their Interactions, and Ecosystem Consequences”

Alexandra Worden, MBL & University of Chicago

Register for Zoom View Worden Event Info
Bo Wang
August 2 - “Learning the Superpower of Animal Diversity One Cell Type at a Time”

Bo Wang, Perry Institute for Marine Science

Register for Zoom View Wang Event Info
Sinha Neelima
August 9 - “Attack of the Killer Plants!”

Porter Lecture
Neelima Sinha, University of California Davis

Register for Zoom View Neelima Event Info
Amy Finkelstein
August 16 - “Expanding Health Insurance: What Does It Do and What Does That Mean?”

Amy Finkelstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Register for Zoom View Finkelstein Event Info