Lecture Series

A favored pastime of Baylor students and faculty alike is the Honors College Lecture Series, during which time professionals from sundry fields are invited to conduct interactive lectures on a variety of topics -- the problems of modernism, the true nature of education, the politics and ethics of immigration, and the philosophical and spiritual significance of contemporary film, to name a few.

Designed to stimulate thought and discussion, the Lecture Series never fails to draw a crowd. Lectures are conducted throughout the fall and spring semesters, and plenty of succulent refreshments always are on hand...but, seating can be difficult to find if you arrive late!

Ninth Annual Drumwright Family Lecture
"The Challenge of Secularism: A Christian-Muslim Dialogue"

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 4pm

  • Speaker: Professor Robert P. George (McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Founding Director, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University) and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf (President, Zaytuna College, Berkeley, CA)
  • Site: Alexander Reading Room, Alexander Residence Hall
  • Video: CLICK HERE to watch the full video from this lecture. 

Featured Lecture
"Finding the Church through Catholic Social Thought"

Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Honors Residential College Formation Series

The Formation Series is the HRC's common conversation about what it means to be formed as a whole person by a Baylor education -- the fundamental commitment of our community. The series is composed of three events each semester revolving around the HRC’s theme of love of God, love of neighbor, and love of learning.

"Finding God and Goodness at the City Dump"

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Honors Residential College Symposium

The Honors Residential College hosts a symposium for students to meet with exciting faculty members and guest speakers from a variety of fields.

"Finding the Church through Catholic Social Thought"

Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

"Medicine as Mission"

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Annual BIC Homecoming Lecture

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 2:45 p.m.

  • Speaker: Dr. Keisha Ray ('07), Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Texas State University
  • Site: Room 101, Marrs McLean Science Building
  • Sponsor: The Baylor Interdisciplinary Core
    Eighth Annual Drumwright Family Lecture
    "Addressing the Problems of Hunger and Poverty in Communities"

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

  • Speakers: Jeremy Everett, Executive Director of the Texas Hunger Initiative; Robert Doar, Resident Fellow and Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies at the American Enterprise Institute; and Heather Reynolds, President and CEO of Catholic Charities Fort Worth
  • Site: Alexander Reading Room, Alexander Residence Hall
    Lessons and Carols

    Each December, students form a small orchestra and choir, and perform the traditional "The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" celebrated in the intimate Memorial chapel.

    Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.