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Our 2023 season wrapped up on August 20 with a rousing performance and Q&A featuring Grammy-winning guitarist Hernan Romero. If you are kicking yourself for missing that event or any of the informative presentations this year, you’ll be pleased to know that all Lyceums back to 2020 are available in video, along with audio for all Lyceums back to 2012. Just move your cursor to the Speakers menu at the top right on this page, select Past Speakers, and scroll to click on the Audio or Video link for the speaker of interest to you.

The Lyceum Committee begins work in September on putting together another fine season for the summer of 2024. If you have suggestions for speakers we should invite or topics we should address, please send them to us using the contact form on this website. You can use the same form to offer any feedback you have on the Monadnock Summer Lyceum.

Each year some members leave the Lyceum committee, so we seek new people to participate in the stimulating process of creating and presenting a season of speakers. If you are interested, use the same contact form mentioned above to let us know.

Our Lyceum Committee thanks each of you for your participation and support during the 2023 season and looks forward to your joining us next year. If you are new to the Lyceum, we welcome you. We hope you will appreciate the varied and fascinating topics offered by our speakers for your enlightenment and inspiration. To be kept abreast of news about the Monadnock Lyceum, please provide your email address in the space provided at the bottom of this page.

We’ll see you in 2024.


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2023 Speakers

The Bald Eagle: Symbol and Species in American History
Sponsor: Monadnock Community Hospital
Applied Cartooning: Civic Engagement, Public Health, and Funny Animal
Sponsor: Putnam Foundation
The Empathy Machine: How One 90-Year-Old Theatre Is Embracing Change
Sponsor: RiverMead
Nature Writing, Nature Walking: Spirituality and the Living World in Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, and Thich Nhat Hanh
Sponsor: RBC Wealth Management
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Out of the Shadows: Remembering New Hampshire’s Black Past
Sponsor: Belletetes
The Freedom to Read: Why Banning Books Is a Threat to Democracy
Sponsor: Reading Foundation
Can Our Democracy Thrive Without Local Journalism?
Sponsor: The Gilbert Verney Foundation
Gets Personal: The Importance of Music in People's Lives
Sponsor: Peterborough Folk Music