Lunch and Talk:
Presented by guest speaker, Dr. Roger Lane, American historian and professor emeritus of Haverford College.
Our guest speaker Dr. Roger Lane, will examine how and why we Americans have chosen this, in many ways unlikely, candidate as our national hero. Some of it will surprise you.
Roger Lane is an American historian, and professor emeritus at Haverford College. Winner of the prestigious Bancroft Prize, Lane was raised in New England, and graduated from Yale (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa). He took a graduate seminar with Richard Hofstader at Columbia, then briefly taught and coached at The Brunswick School before earning a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1963, the year he began teaching at Haverford College.
Lane won several teaching awards, and was named by the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1987 as one of the "Ten Top Profs" in the metropolitan area. A small liberal arts college allowed him to satisfy his curiosity through courses beyond his scholarly specialties, not simply surveys of "Western Civilization" and "American History" but e.g. "Southern Intellectual History," "History of Violence," "The Civil War", "Immigration," "Researching Philadelphia," "Historiography" and "History of the Family."
He has appeared in many television documentaries, on ethnic history, crime, policing, guns, and the history of murder both general and specific. He lives in Haverford with his wife Marjorie Merklin (Smith College '68), and remains active in civic life, especially in the local African-American community.
On April 2 we will gather at Wyndham Alumnae House for coffee, tea and muffins at 10:15 a.m. The talk will be from 10:30 to 11:30, followed by discussion. At noon, those who have made reservations will enjoy luncheon in the dining room.
We hope you will join us on Thursday, April 2 at Wyndham Alumnae House, 235 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr College, for this Golden Sages Spring Event. Register online today.
I look forward to seeing you and your guests at this event,
Terry Hirshorn BMC '67
Representative of the Bryn Mawr College Golden Sages
Questions? Please contact Gabrielle Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-526-5221.