Chautauqua Lecture Series

The Chautauqua Lecture Series features experts presenting on topics ranging from history, science, and politics to cultural arts, business and current world affairs. These summer lectures are held at various times at variety of venues across campus. Visit the calendar to learn more. For questions, contact John Mann, Director of Education, or call 419-798-4461, ext. 278.

2022 Theme Weeks

May 25-29 | Rise Above: Tuskegee Airmen & WASP Exhibit

May 31-June 3 | Spring into Summer: Celebrate the unofficial start of summer with experts in gardening, health, wellness, and birding.

June 6-10 | Authors & Writing: Be inspired and connect with professional authors with expertise in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and essay writing.

June 13-16 | Jazz Experience: Welcoming artists-in-residence and guest artists to Lakeside, this week celebrates Jazz through participation and attendance at workshops, lectures, concerts, and interactive performances.

June 20-24 | Social Justice: Stretch, grow, learn, and connect. These sessions explore unconscious bias, systemic racism, and racial justice.

June 27-July 1 | World War II: From leadership on the battlefield to the role of the press during the war, lectures this week will educate and inspire thinking about the many facets and outcomes related to World War II.

July 7-8 | Hope & Determination: Find strength, inspiration, and education from speakers whose stories share hope and determination, even while faced with life’s difficult moments.

July 11-15 | Great Lakes Lore: From ladies of the lights to sunken ships, this week’s expertise will shed light on the stories of the Great Lakes.

July 18-22 | 100 Years of Radio: From its start to its evolution, and regulation to its entertainment value, join others in understanding the impact of radio in our lives.

July 25-29 | Wellness for Our Times: Center your soul, health, and wellness through the power of music and creativity.

Aug. 1-5 | The Supreme Court: Explore the power and impact the Supreme Court has on the perceptions of government and society.

Aug. 8-12 | Environmental Sustainability: Gain a better understanding of climate change, Lake Erie and more in this week’s lectures. This week’s Environmental Sustainability programming is generously supported by the Dale and Tina Knobel Endowment. 

Aug. 15-19 | Comic Strips & Political Cartoons: Funny, informative and thought-provoking, learn about the inspirations and creative process behind comic strips and political cartoons.

Aug. 22-26 | Award-Winning Documentaries: Engage in award-winning documentaries and the stories behind them. Presented in partnership with the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. 

Aug. 29-Sept. 2 | Planning Life After High School: Gain insight to navigating the road after high school to college – from how and when to apply for financial aid, to writing award-winning essays.