Friday Evening Lectures – 2019

Lillie Auditorium, 8:00 PM. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Suggestions for future Friday Evening Lecturers are welcome and may be sent to



June 14

E.B. Wilson History and Philosophy of Science Lecture
“The Politics of Embryology: Johannes Holtfreter’s Flight from Nazi Germany”
Michael Dietrich, University of Pittsburgh

June 21

Glassman Lecture
“Which World? - Climate Change, Climate Choices”
Jerry Melillo, Marine Biological Laboratory

June 28

Porter Lecture
“100 Years On from Spemann and Mangold”
Richard Harland, University of California, Berkeley

July 12

“Inflammation and Thrombosis: If it Does Not Save You, it Will Kill You"
Denisa Wagner, Boston Children’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School; MBL Whitman Center Fellow

July 19

Forbes Lecture
“Cephalopods, Visual Perception, Motor Control and Brain Evolution”
Gilles Laurent, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

July 26

"The Future of Ocean Conservation"
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, New York University; Ocean Collectiv

August 2

“Biological Propulsion in (and of?) the Ocean”
John Dabiri, Stanford University

August 9