Annual Distinguished Lecture Series

The annual Distinguished Lecture Series is a series of six monthly lectures on topics of interest by recognized experts.  These lectures are held October through March and are free and open to the public. Registration is requested so that we can plan for seating and refreshments.

Various other arts and cultural-related lectures and activities are offered throughout the year.  See the calendar or Upcoming Events for more information.

Oct. 26 , 2017
6:30 – 7:30

The Underwater Forest
Documentary Screening and
Question & Answer

Presenter: Ben Raines
Investigative Reporter, AL.co 

Nov. 30, 2017
6:30 – 7:30

Cyber-Security:
Protecting Your Family and Your Finances

Presenter: Kevin R. Levy, Commander
Technology & Cyber-Intelligence Section Mobile Police Department

Dec. 7, 2017
6:30 – 7:30

Culinary Medicine

Presenter: Nancy Brumfield, DN, CSO
University of South Alabama
Mitchell Cancer Institute

Presenter: Ed Douglas, Director,
Gulf Shores Campus
Coastal Alabama Community College

Jan. 11, 2018
6:30 – 7:30

Mardi Gras in Mobile: America’s Original Mardi Gras!

Presenter: Craig Roberts
Historian and Author

Feb. 22, 2018
6:30 – 7:30

Sharks! Dispelling Myths Through Research

Presenter: Dr. Marcus Drymon
Mississippi State University
Coastal Research and Extension Center

Mar. 15, 2018
6:30 – 7:30

Protecting Our Sea Life From Environmental Stressors

Presenter: Dr. Ruth Carmichael, Associate Professor,
University of South Alabama
Senior Marine Scientist II, Dauphin Island Sea Lab