Lowell Lecture Series

Since its founding in 1836, the Lowell Institute has sponsored free public lectures and other educational programs throughout the Boston area. The Lowell Institute was conceived of and funded by Boston businessman John Lowell, Jr., who upon his death left a substantial portion of his estate to a charitable trust dedicated to “the maintenance and support of public lectures for the promotion of moral and intellectual and physical instruction or education of the citizens of said city of Boston.” Lectures were to be free and open to all citizens regardless of gender or race.

The 2023 Lowell Lectures Series is titled "You Are Here: Climate Change and What's Next." This year's lineup features Gina McCarthy, Alexandra Cousteau, "Wawa” Gatheru, and Steve Curwood; all experts in the environmental field. The goal for the series is to provide a varied and comprehensive look at climate change, and offer attendees and listeners real world solutions.

Patrons can register to attend in person or via Zoom at bpl.org/events.

Special thanks to the Lenox Hotel for the support of the Lowell Lecture series.

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