Gary Matthews Memorial Lecture

In 2015, we established the Gary Matthews Endowment in Philosophy to honor our late colleague, Gareth Matthews. Widely known for his academic work in ancient philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of religion, Gary was also committed to taking philosophy outside the academy.  He was a pioneer in teaching philosophy to young children, working with schools around the world. And he put his ethical values into practice as an activist in movements for peace and social justice. The Endowment enables us to bring to campus, biennially, an eminent philosopher whose research honors the memory of Gary’s academic achievements and social engagement. The Matthews Lecturer will give both a public lecture on a philosophical matter of general interest, and a seminar on his or her academic research. We are delighted to announce that the first Gary Matthews Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor Charles Mills.